Why Your Child Making Duckfaces is Actually Bad for Them
Parents Be Wary
As a result, your children may become affected by this combination of taking selfies and social media; in other words, selfie culture.
Selfie culture can make some individuals feel self-conscious about how they look, lower their self-esteem, or even the opposite; make them narcissistic, obsessed with themselves.
Selfies: The New Personality Test?
In a study done by Lin Qiu, found in the book Computer in Human Behaviour, she tests 107 students by having them fill out a survey and having her and her team analyze the selfies of the students. Doing so, she concludes that people in their selfies can have 4 different attributes.
A Conducted Study
***To protect their identity, we guaranteed them that we would change their names to make sure no one would be sure who they were.***
This is Lisa, a 1st year student that we asked to take a selfie for our study. As seen in the photo, Lisa covers part of her face while taking her selfie. According to the study by Lin Qiu, covering part of her body is a sign of being self-conscious, or showing signs of conscientiousness, as she tries to be private about revealing her whole face.
This is Martha, another freshman student we asked to be part of our study. As you can see, Martha shows no emotion at all, has a bland, and seemingly angry looking face. According to Lin Qiu's study, Martha shows signs of neuroticism, which means she could be somewhat emotionally unstable.
This is Gregory, a sophomore here at VCU. In this photo, he has his eyes closed while making a duckface. He took multiple photos on our phone and wanted this photo as the one we present of him. According to the study, Gregory shows signs of extreme neuroticism, indicating that since he does not make regular faces, he could be suffering from anxiety, fear, moodiness, worry, envy, frustration, jealousy, and/or loneliness.