As it turns out, there is a specific thought process that goes through a woman’s mind and a man’s mind when taking a selfie.
A master’s student in Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan, Jennifer Sedgewick found that conclusion in her recent study.
She studied 900 selfies posted to the social dating app, Tinder for a paper in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.
She was trying to see whether there were any significant differences between how men and women take pictures of themselves.
Sedgewick said she found that typically men look down when taking a selfie, whereas women are the opposite.
“This could signal a cue of tallness in comparison to the viewer, and then that would be the opposite for women, so if they were to hold a camera from above then that would make themselves appear respectively shorter. At the same time these are also influencing perceptions that are associated with masculinity and femininity,” Sedgewick said.
Sedgewick added men may take selfies from below to emphasize their jawline, while women take photos from above to make their eyes look bigger or their figure slimmer.