Dr Jamal abdul nasir, Dr Usman khan, Dr Asna safdar, Dr. Farasat Ali
Selfie taking and posting them on social media is one of the leading trends in young generation today. Our study is based on impacts of this trend on human psychology and to find out role of selfie in building narcissistic characteristics among individuals. Objectives: To find out relation between selfie-addiction and having a narcissistic personality. Comparison of prevalence of selfie-linked narcissism among both genders. Method: Our study was conducted on students of Allama Iqbal Medical College under supervision of the department of Psychiatry and community medicine. Sample size was 200 consisting of equal number of males and females from each class. It was a cross-sectional study and sampling technique was convenient sampling. NPI inventory was used as a scale to measure narcissistic traits among individuals. Students taking anti-psychotics and anti-depressants were excluded. Results: We succeeded in finding a positive correlation between selfie addiction and narcissism focusing on the traits of authority, desire to be the center of attraction and considering oneself extra ordinary. However, narcissism level was almost equal among both genders, statistically significant difference wasn’t found. Keywords: Selfie, Narcissism, Students of Allama Iqbal Medical College.