It gives me the idea that the people who post them are conceited and vein. Take a good photo, post it, and wait for everybody to approve and praise your appearance to make you feel better about yourself. Why do we need the reassurance and acceptance of our peers to feel validated? There is so much more to people than a good selfie. I'm not talking selfies taken to capture a moment; I mean selfies that are taken with hours poured into the makeup, hair, and pouting while accompanied by boredom. Get over yourself.
On the other hand, good for the girls that have the confidence to show off themselves how they want to be perceived. We get so wrapped up in self critique for not having model good looks so why not prove that you don't need to have a glamorous agency or photoshoot to capture your sparkle.
Selfies need guidelines. They are not for everyday. So if you want to post them, here you go:
Classic: Limit your actual face shots. New lip colour, sure. Just another boring day, no.
Mirror: Why are these 99% of the time taken in a bathroom? Ew. Happen to walk by a mirror? Yes, you look like that, no you don't need to take a photo.
Gym: Did the workout not happen unless you post it for everybody? If you've been working hard and getting results you want from the gym…good for you, a selfie may be accepted. The constant body shot selfie taken IN the gym is just embarrassing.
Duckface: No. Unless there is a group of friends making funny faces in the photo, maybe one casual duck face is allowed.
Beach: No one wants to see your feet. Especially when you're on vacay and your friends are at work. Newly pedicured toes are a different story.
Food: The food looks great, but I don't really care what you ate that day. and now I'm hungry.
Drunk: No one wants to see your blurry face in a state you won't remember; and the drunk friend behind you on the floor does not appreciate the publicity of that moment. If the photo is of you and your friends having a good time then why not.
What if a guy acted like girls on Instagram // Witty and Pretty article here.
I know this post is aimed towards girls when guys sometimes do the same.
Needing a confidence boost every now and then is okay, we're human. But generally, the selfie obsession needs to be taken down a notch. Remember that you are so much more than a picture with 50 likes. Posting photos that are begging for compliments makes me not like you; it gives off the idea you are conceited and self obsessed. Bragging about how good looking you can be, no one likes that. Be a better person by being proactive, get away from the mirror, and do something else with your day. Inner confidence will shine brighter than any amount of likes on a good selfie.