This is something that has always baffled me. I'm sure most people know the type, the old 'my space pose', the 'duckface' and people who take pictures of their own reflection in the mirror. Just why? I can understand one or two but some people are obcessed with it.
Just puzzles me, like what would compel someone to keep doing this. Do they just think, 'I'm bored, I know I'll take some more pictures of myself'!?
I take loads of pictures... don't post many on social networking sites though. I just like to look back through them all every now and then and remember things/nights/events I might otherwise have forgotten.
And people these days in general take more pictures because we don't need to pay for developing anymore!
Agree with #2. These people thrive off hearing other people favour their appearance. I disagree with self taken photos, let alone the posing types and I've not done it for a couple of years. It's weird how all the good nights out only seem to happen in dirty bathrooms!
I have never took a picture of myself tbh I don't like pictures being taken of me, but my Facebook says otherwise ... 713 but thats because my friends take their cameras everywhere
There is a guy on my Facebook who is constantly changing his profile picture I swear its 5 times a day and they are always taken from above him whilst he is looking upwards with a duckface and a vest on ... and then complains on his statuses about how he hates vein people
Because women's self-worth is based more on their appearance compared to men. Whereas being called 'pretty' would flatter a girl, a man being called 'strong' or 'clever' would flatter them the same. I've no definite idea why this is, but it appears to be the case.
I assume it is because many of the people I know were treated like 'boys' or 'girls' from the year dot. Little girls being called 'princess', people saying 'aren't they pretty', whereas little boys get 'little man' and 'aren't they big/clever/funny'. The only exception to this rule seem to be particularly clever girls, as they receive the same 'aren't they clever' stuff in the same measure and at the same time as boys.