Why I’m Just That Into: A Good Selfie

Why I’m Just That Into: A Good Selfieselfies

sel·fie
ˈselfē/
noun informal
noun: selfie; plural noun: selfies;
  1. a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.
    “occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself everyday isn’t necessary”

There’s a lot of “up in the air” feelings about selfies among my friends and among people on social media.  For the record, the selfie of me above was taken during wacky tacky day at the college I worked at.  I personally love a good selfie…and I feel like I have good reason.

I didn’t grow up a very confident kid.  Yes, I have always been the fat kid in the group.  So I very rarely liked or wanted to be in anyone’s pictures.  When the selfie started for me, it was a way to showcase myself the way I wanted to be seen and to also see what others saw.  It also provided a sense of approval from others when the picture was liked…and let’s face it…humans crave approval!

Now, it’s become a sort of chronicle of who I am.  It’s a way to say hey or a way to be goofy and show my personality.  In a world of social media and texting it’s not always easy to portray emotion and I think it’s kind of cool to do it in pictures.

I read a few articles about this and the one I liked asked the question about selfies if it was Narcissism or Self Exploration…and I think it can be both.  My intention is the latter…

They offer a few reasons behind selfies including they can be normalizing, or feel more real than traditional portraits.  Check it out!

Do you like selfies of other people and do you take them yourself?

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6 comments on Why I’m Just That Into: A Good Selfie

  1. I agree with Megan, they only annoy me if they are constant! I occasionally take selfie if I am looking particularly good that day, and I don’t mind if others do the same. But those people who post a selfie every.single.day. really get on my nerves! And the duck face kills me!

  2. Court Ney says:

    Oh, I love taking selfies!! I don’t post every selfie on FB, but I do take several every day, lol. Its kind of a addiction. I reckon I need to go to SA Selfies Anonymous

  3. jaws4242 says:

    I don;t take them because I always look like crap, but I like them of other people OCCASIONALLY. If someone if Facebooking a sexy selfie every day, I find it odd and I shouldn’t, but I assume they have some confidence issues — either too much or too little. I shouldn’t judge, but constant selfies rub me the wrong way. Every once in a while is great and I like to see pic of my friends.

  4. I rarely post selfies unless there is another person in the picture. As long as selfies aren’t the only pictures someone posts, I don’t mind them! And as long as the caption is good and it’s not the duck face over and over, post away it’s your account!! 🙂
    Eva

  5. Megan Walker says:

    I’m totally with you! With selfies, you can portray yourself in the best light, which is a welcome confidence boost, particularly for someone who is not photogenic (me!). Selfies only irritate me if they’re constant.