How many times have you been enjoying a conversation with someone when they whip out their phone and start taking an endless amount of pictures of themselves? If it happens a lot, you just might know someone who’s addicted to selfies. As silly as a selfie addiction sounds, it can be the precursor to or an indicator of a few terrible things.
Researchers have recently begun to connect the dots between selfie addiction and OCD, body dysmorphia, and extreme depression. It turns out that all those selfies aren’t just someone screaming “look at me;” they’re also a cry for help. If you’re skeptical about whether or not someone can become addicted to taking pictures of themselves, keep reading to find real stories of people addicted to selfies.
It’s easy to forget that with every technological breakthrough comes a new way for mankind to self-destruct. With the emergence of smartphones built for selfies and the modern culture of constant updates and likes, we’re teetering on the precipice of raising a generation of extreme narcissists who won’t even realize they have a problem. To be clear, you’re not a monster if you like taking selfies, but if you find yourself spending hours a day taking hundreds of photos of yourself in order to craft the perfect selfie you might have a problem. Vote on the story of real people addicted to selfies thatTo be clear, you’re not a monster if you like taking selfies, but if you find yourself spending hours a day taking hundreds of photos of yourself in order to craft the perfect picture, you might have a problem. Read these stories of real people addicted to selfies, and if you’ve hit rock bottom while staring down the camera of your phone, tell us about it in the comments.