Addicted To Taking Selfies? You Mght Have Selfitis
The term selfitis was coined in 2014, according to a report by PetaPixel, when a fake news claimed that the American Psychiatric Association determined selfitis to be a new mental disorder.
And while the story was fake, a team of researchers set out to study whether selfiits is indeed a real thing. Well, it is.
According to a report by The Telegraph, researchers from the Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom and School of Management in India created nearly two-dozen statements that they used to determine a person's level of selfitis.
Some of the statements, according to PetaPixel, including things like: I become more positive about myself when I take selfies or I gain more acceptance among my peer group when I take a selfie and share it on social media. From the statements, the researchers were able to determine a person's level of selfitis:
1. Borderline - this describes a person that takes at least three photos of themselves, but doesn't post them online
The majority, 40.5 percent, were considered actue, and 34 percent were determined to have borderline selfitis.
So there you have it, selfitis is a real thing.