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Selfitis: How To Tell If You Are A Selfie Addict.

With celebrities and even the U.S. President driving the trend, you don’t need to be told that the Selfie culture is a global phenomenon that is here to stay.  However, do you know that there is a dark side to selfies? I know you are like they’ve come again, but,  according  to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), there is a condition called selfitis – an uncontrollable urge to click images of yourselves throughout the day. The surprising fact is, a lot of people are suffering from this.

I was able to put together some signs that can help tell if you are actually a selfie addict. If you can relate with these signs, you might need to see your doctor hehe.

1.  “But first, let me take a selfie!” is your most used line especially when you are looking so good. 

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2. You know which side of your face is the best.

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3. Even when you are at home, you still dress up to take selfies.

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4.  You have several apps on your phone dedicated to making your selfies prettier.

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5.  You are an expert at posing and pouting.

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7.  Nowhere is off limits for you

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Still in denial? I knew this might happen, that is why I’ve prepared a mini quiz that would let you know once and for all how much of an addict you are.

1. You are invited to a funeral…

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what do you do? Do you …

A: Take a sad selfie and post with the hashtag #Sad.

B: Take a picture of your own face with another mourner and post it with the hashtag #sad

C: Turn off your phone without taking any picture.

 

2.On your Instagram page, How many of your recent pictures are of your own face?

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A: Duh! If they are not my face whose face would it be?

B: About half are of me and half are of food.

C. Not everytime face, sometimes scenery.

 

3. First time going to the gym….

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A: Stand in front of the mirror in the middle of the gym and take a picture of yourself posting it with a hashtag

B: Go to the bathroom and take a picture of yourself.

C: Do some exercise.

4. You are in the Louvre, in front of Mona Lisa…

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Do you….

A: Take a selfie with Monalisa

C: Take a selfie and then quickly leave and go take a picture of yourself in front of the Venus de Milo.

D. Stare at the painting.

 

RESULTS:

Mostly As: Sorry to say this but you have chronic Selfitis.. don’t fret though, It can be treated, just do away with that smartphone of yours and get yourself a Nokia 5200 for a month. You should see some changes.

Mostly Bs – Be careful my friend, you are almost moving to the dark side.

Mostly Cs – Congratulations! You don’t look like you are going to be an addict anytime soon!

 

So, are you a selfie addict? Don’t be shy to tell the truth. 

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