Selfie stick an ‘iso­la­tor’ that pro­motes nar­cis­sism

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Ahit among the youth, selfie sticks are no longer a con­ve­nience, but a sym­bol of nar­cis­sism and self­ab­sorp­tion, says a new study. Jesse Fox, an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of com­mu­ni­ca­tions at the Ohio State Univer­sity, US, feels that the selfie stick will fur­ther iso­late this gen­er­a­tion and those to come.

“It’s a thing that cou­ples and fam­i­lies are us­ing so that they can fit ev­ery­one and the full back­ground in their photo with­out pass­ing their phone off to a stranger,” Fox was quoted as say­ing by OSU’s stu­dent news­pa­per The Lan­tern.

“But it’s def­i­nitely cut­ting down that so­cial in­ter­ac­tion of ‘Oh, will you take a photo for us if, we take one for you’ among peo­ple,” he added.

Fox also found that men who spend a lot of time edit­ing and post­ing self­ies had a higher score on the nar­cis­sism scale and cre­ate self-ob­jec­ti­fi­ca­tion.

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