We love you just the way you are

Published May 5, 2020

Flinders University psy­chol­o­gy researchers say that spend­ing too much time touch­ing up that self­ie is bad for your men­tal health. Well, if you’re a woman between 18 and 30 at least.

The idea is that spend­ing too much time scru­ti­niz­ing your­self focus­es you on your “flaws” (which aren’t flaws) and leaves you dis­sat­is­fied with your­self and your body image.

“We found an increase in dis­sat­is­fac­tion fol­low­ing the self­ie [edit­ing] task was a based on the extent of edit­ing being under­tak­en. This demon­strates that the edit­ing of self­ies is not a benign process but has neg­a­tive con­se­quences, even though par­tic­i­pants report­ed being much hap­pi­er with their edit­ed self­ie than their orig­i­nal photo.”

No nor­mal per­son would pre­fer the one on the right anyway.

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