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Does your personality shine

through in your selfies?


Narcissism
Self-esteem

Does your personality shine


through in your selfies?

Self taken
self-portrait
Narcissism

Grandiose/ Vulnerable/
Overt Covert
Narcissism Narcissism

Arrogance
Self-absorbness
Entitlement
Insecure
Exaggerated
Hypersensitivity
self-worth
Confidence

Self-worth

Respect
Useless

Dissatisfaction

Unworthy
CURRENT RESEARCH

Selfies have shown A lack of association


significant positive between narcissism and
correlation to narcissism a larger proportion of
and no correlation with selfies (Barry et. al.,
ones self-esteem 2015; Barry et. al., 2017)
(McCain et. al., 2016)

RESEARCH IS MIXED
CURRENT RESEARCH

Content of the selfies coded


Relationships have been found between the
content and narcissism (Barry et. al., 2015;
Barry et. al., 2017; McCain et. al., 2016)
DESIGN
42
19-24 years old
35 Chinese, 6 Malay,
1 Indian
RESULTS
Variable M SD Range Skewness

Grandiose
narcissism
3.44 2.34 0.00 9.00 0.68

Vulnerable 20.00
narcissism
29.92 3.87 -0.14
37.00

12.00
Self-esteem 22.44 3.63 -0.69
29.00

Total no. of
posts
340.22 392.08 17 1933 2.93

Proportion of
selfies
12.22 9.38 3.13 35.12 0.74
Variable M SD Range Skewness

Grandiose
narcissism
3.44 2.34 0.00 9.00 0.68

Vulnerable 20.00
narcissism
29.92 3.87 -0.14
37.00

12.00
Self-esteem 22.44 3.63 -0.69
29.00

Total no. of
posts
340.22 392.08 17 1933 2.93

Proportion of
selfies
12.22 9.38 3.13 35.12 0.74
Vulnerable Grandiose Grandiose Grandiose Vulnerable
narcissism narcissism narcissism narcissism narcissism
will show a will show a will show a will show a will show a
positive positive positive positive positive
correlation correlation correlation correlation correlation with
with a larger with a larger with selfies with a larger selfies that
proportion proportion that only proportion feature the
of selfies of selfies feature the of pictures individual
posted posted individual of self with others

r(36) = .09 r(36) = .12 r(36) = .18 r(36) = .20 r(36) = .17
Statistics
p =.62 p =.49 p =.29 p =.24 p =.33

Significant Not Not Not


Not significant Not significant
or not? significant significant significant
Self-esteem will not show a r(36) = .10, p =.58
significant correlation with a larger
Not significant
proportion of selfies
posted Hypothesis
supported
OTHER SIGNIFICANT RESULTS
Proportion of pictures of self was significantly
negatively correlated to the leadership/authority
sub-scale of grandiose narcissism, r(36) = .34, p =.
04.
OTHER SIGNIFICANT RESULTS
Proportion of pictures of self was significantly
negatively correlated to the leadership/authority
sub-scale of grandiose narcissism, r(36) = .34, p =.
04.
Significant positive correlation between the total
number of total number of posts with grandiose
narcissism r(36) = .54, p = .001 and vulnerable
narcissism r(36) = .36, p = .03.
DISCUSSION
LACK OF ASSOCIATION BETWEEN NARCISSISM AND SELFIES

Posted selfies for various motivations and


intentions
None having to do with being narcissistic
Etgar & Amichai-Hamburger (2017)
ASSOCIATION BETWEEN NARCISSISM & TOTAL POSTS

Usage of Instagram is an indication of ones narcissism


(Buffardi & Campbell, 2008)
Actively putting their life on display
LIMITATIONS