Selfies and Your Self-Esteem

Selifies are everywhere!  In fact, they are now even in the Oxford Dictionary which defines the term ‘selfie’ as: “ a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.

Why are selfies so popular?  Why do we post them?  Some find them narcissistic, others simply a means of creative expression.  Many, especially young millennials, find them fun to do.  With their dominance on social media people are starting to wonder what motivates people to take a selfie and what impact posting one has on self-esteem?

The following from CNN discusses conflicting studies on whether posting selfies is good or harmful to your self-esteem.  Check it out here and let us know what you think– To selfie or not to selfie?

CNN:  Selfies hurt self-esteem. No, they help. Scientists can’t make up their minds