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Study: Men Who Take Selfies Display Signs of Psychopathy

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Time unearthed a new study that says men who take selfies are more likely to show signs of psychopathy, self-objectification, and narcissism, especially among those who edit their selfies before posting. According to the report, which surveyed 800 men between the ages of 18 to 40, the set of personality traits displayed are known as the Dark Triad. It sounds ominous, but there's an upside: the study concluded that "men who post selfies online may actually appear more attractive to others."
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