Selfie stick an ‘isolator’ that promotes narcissism
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.