Almost everyone takes a selfie now and then. Perhaps we take more during this time of year when we see family and friends at holiday gatherings. But how many selfies are too many?
That’s the question researchers at Nottingham Trend University and Thiagarajar School of Management asked when they named “selfitis” as a genuine mental disorder. There are three levels of severity which are defined as follows:
1. Borderline Selfitis: Taking photos of oneself at least three times a day but not posting on social media.
2. Acute Selfitis: Taking photos of oneself at least three times a day and posting them online.
3. Chronic Selfitis: Uncontrollable urge to take photos of oneself and posting on social media more than six times a day.
I think that last one might also be known as “Kardashian Syndrome.”