If you lose sleep over the number of likes on your Instagram account, you might want to think twice before posting that selfie.
That’s the main takeaway from a new study in the Journal of Research in Personality by Washington State University psychologists.
The scientists conducted a novel experiment with hundreds of actual Instagram users to determine if there are certain types of self‑image posts that cause others to make snap judgements about the user’s personality.
Their work shows that individuals who post a lot of selfies are almost uniformly viewed as less likeable, less successful, more insecure and less open to new experiences than individuals who share a greater number of posed photos taken by someone else. Basically, selfie versus posie.