Selfie takers do it to seek approval, according to study

Guests attend a Vampire Academy special event featuring a performance by Iggy Azalea hosted by The Weinstein Company and Universal Music Enterprises, on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for The Weinstein Company/AP Images)

(KRON)—Taking lots of selfies may say more about you than a love of photos.

Researchers in Thailand conclude that those who constantly take pictures of themselves and post selfies to social media do it to get approval from others.

Selfie-takers are also more likely to be vain and attention-seeking.

The new study judged the personalities of 300-people and how often they snapped pictures of themselves.

The study is published in the Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace.

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