Selfie or self indulgence: Are looks only asset of a personality to be showcased

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One question that has been haunting most people for quite some time is that don't people get bored of looking at their own self again and again

The trend is blowing across the world. People can be seen clicking themselves away, anywhere and everywhere, in gay abandon. Some don't hesitate to even risk their lives to take snaps against the background of the most unearthly place at the most unearthly hour, ignoring the option of Photoshop. 

The selfie craze has always remained a mystery for many of us. You may explain it away as self indulgence. But there is no denying the fact that while obsession with one's looks is the sole motivator, there are other, not-so-obvious, attributes of a personality gets submerged in the mindless selfie craze. 

No serious research seems to have been carried out on the trend so far. One question that has been haunting most people for quite some time is that don't people get bored of looking at their own self again and again. Or do they see a new avatar of themselves every time they click a selfie.

One might argue that rather than self consumption the selfies are meant for others i.e. friends, families and even strangers, to enhance one’s image in the estimation of the target group.

A counter-question for this argument is: are looks only means to impress people. Are physical assets alone goes with a personality and none else? Doesn’t overemphasis on physical charms overshadow other most important personality traits, character, intellectual capacity, life skills, etc. etc. all of which go into making of a complete personality? Everyone needs to ask this question to oneself. 

I request my friends to enlighten me on the selfie craze and suggest more factors that could have given rise to the trend in our society.

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