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Sincerely Syreeta is the mother of two daughters who remind her to Empathize, Empower, and EVOLVE every day. She is a freelance journalist, talk show host, life coach, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur based out of Philadelphia, PA.
Nov 06, 2018
We’re all guilty of it at some point.
The duck lips.The raised brow and look away.The thinking pose.The intense stare into your soul pose.The carefree laugh pose.The impromptu smile or action shot.
The. Selfie. List. Goes. On.
And let’s not even get into the locations that we may randomly stop to capture the perfect angle and lighting.
While many of us are united in the selfie life, there are a few factors that differentiate some from others. (This is a judgment free zone btw!) These factors identify the more extreme side of selfie taking: the selfie addict.
No, seriously, it’s a thing.
You may have already realized this because you’ve seen the signs in your teen or tween, some of which Marie Claire says includes:
So how do you know if you, or your child, is a selfie addict? Take this quiz by Ms. Career Girl and find out! Answer Yes or No
If you answer yes to 2-4: You’re close to the edge. It’s time to become a bit more conscious about when you take selfies and why you’re taking them. Over the next week, play close attention to this and find an accountability buddy to help you curb your selfie enthusiasm.
If you answered yes to over 4: This is bigger than a display of self-love and appreciation. There’s likely a deeper issue here. According to MsCareerGirl.com, “you are using short-term gratification at the expense of more important goals.” It’s time to come back to reality and away from the virtual simulation that requires a constant fix of approval and praise. A picture will never capture who you are, nor how great you are. Remember: the best things in life can only be experienced in person.If you want to view some interesting selfie facts, look here!