LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — People who constantly take pictures of themselves – specifically, selfies – think they’re more attractive than they really are, a new study finds.
The study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto was published in April and recruited college kids to take pictures of themselves.
Researchers then had the students rate their selfies for attractiveness and likability, and asked strangers to do the same.
What they found was that all of the students thought they were more attractive, likable, and cool than the public did.
Researchers also showed the public photos of the same students that were taken by other people. The public rated those pictures better than the selfies.
“Although selfie-takers and non-selfie-takers reported equal levels of narcissism,” researchers said, “we found that the selfie-takers perceived themselves as more attractive and likable in their selfies than in others’ photos, but that non-selfie-takers viewed both photos similarly.”