There Are 12 Types of Selfie Takers
Even if you aren’t posting hundreds of selfies on your Instagram like Kylie Jenner, you, your mom, and your grandmother have probably taken a selfie. But not all selfies are created–or edited–equally.
YouCam, an app that many people use to edit their selfies, collected data from their users to compile a “Selfie Handbook,” which has tons of stats about selfies and social media users.
According to the Selfie Handbook, there are 12 types of selfie takers. But the real question is, which one are you?
1. The Squad Goals
This type of selfie-taker has over 20% of their photos taken in groups, and is 3x more likely to have a “squad” of three or more peeps. They also post way more, presumably to show off their squad, and the study found that they post 4x more than the average user.
2. The Funny Filter
Whether you choose the flower crown filter vs. the squished face filter says a lot about you. If funny faces are your thing over the duck lips, you’re 3X more likely to use face filters and only take around 36 seconds to edit your pics.
3. The Fam Jam
Your squad is actually your fam, like your real fam. You snap 3X the photos that other peeps do, probably because there are so many people to take pics of. You also edit about two pics per session, and you’re probably only editing yourself because that’s all that matters, right?
4. The Party Girl
You may have the type of Instagram page that you need to block your mom from, but it’s chill. Party girls are most likely to post pics on Saturday between 7-9 p.m., a.k.a right when you’re getting ready to go out and waiting for your Uber. You also take more selfies on Wednesday nights than the average user, because what is wine Wednesday without photo documentation?
5. Gen Z
Everyone thinks of Gen Z as the biggest selfie takers, and even though 70% of them take selfies, they’re actually way more selective with which selfies they share. They share 40% fewer selfies than millennials. But that could be because they take so many pictures before deciding on one to post, you know?
6. Girl Power
Hello fitspo! You’re all about taking empowering selfies, and you probably receive more likes on your fitness posts than any other types of posts. Because who doesn’t like seeing someone getting in shape to remind them to GTF off the couch?
7. Animal Lover
Not everyone may enjoy a sexy selfie, but almost everyone enjoys a cute pet pic. 10% of these selfie takers have tried using a makeup or fun filter on their pet, which is chill, I guess, if you have that much time on your hands.
8. Forever Young
Baddie Winkle is totally the poster child of this movement. These types of selfie takers favor skin-smoothing filters and are 3X more likely to erase wrinkles with selfie editing. I mean, why get botox when you can get the same effect without the needles, right?
It only goes down in the DMs if you’ve got hot pics on your page, right? Single ladies spend way more time editing their selfies, and are 4x more likely to make enhancements using editing apps than women in relationships. Meh.
Even Kim K can take some time away from selfie-ing to take a pic of the view, just like most vacationer selfie takers. These users actually make the least amount of edits, probably because they don’t feel the need to Facetune a pic of the sunset.
11. Dare Devil
Okay, celebs aren’t the biggest dare devil selfie takers, probably because they don’t want to break a perfectly manicured fingernail. But if you’re jumping off cliffs and hiking intense mountains, you probably are taking a video, right? In fact, dare devils take 3X as many videos as the average user.
Everyone loves to hate the people who post couple-y shit on Instagram all the time, and maybe it’s because the “romantic” selfie taker hardly ever edits their photos. This user posts most of their pics on Sundays, maybe because they’re finally done hoe-ing for the weekend? Or maybe they just appreciate bae the most when their boo is helping to nurse their hangover.