A group of internet users who posted selfies to complete a personality questionnaire.

According to the scores:

– friendly people more often show positive emotion in their selfies. They also hold the camera at a lower position.

– those who scored higher for emotional instability were more likely to make a duck face;

– higher scores for openness-to-experience correlated with showing more positive emotion.

Interestingly, young students who tried to guess the personalities by looking at the selfie photos were mostly wrong. Maybe if we showed these pictures to middle-aged people the results would be yet another story.

Qiu, L., Lu, J., Yang, S., Qu, W., & Zhu, T. (2015). “What does your selfie say about you?” Computers in Human Behavior, 52, 443-449