What Your Facebook Photos Reveal About You

19 Mar

A new study found that how often you post photos to Facebook may reveal a lot more about you than anything you write in your profile. According to researchers, women who base their self worth on appearance and what others think of them tend to upload pictures very frequently.

Facebook is basically a form of personal advertising. The more photos you post, the more likely it is that you seek the approval of others, and the type of photos you post only reveal where you find your “self-value.” If you post photos of your kids, you want people to see that you have beautiful, talented, well-dressed kids. If you post lots of activities that you do with them, you want people to know what a great mom you are. If you post lots of travel photos, you want people to know that you have enough money and time for leisure travel. If it’s pictures at parties or get-togethers, then you want people to know what a popular, fun-loving person you are. Yet, some people do post intentionally goofy photos of themselves to show everyone how carefree, unpretentious and  spontaneous they are. The bottom line is, the more photos you post, the more messages you are desperate to send. The same is true for people who post ridiculous amounts of updates. They are generally trying to impress others with how witty and knowledgeable they are. We all do it to some extent or another, but clearly those that post large amounts of photos and updates are more likely to have issues with needing approval from others.

But do you agree that women seeking approval tend to share more pics? How frequently do you share pics on Facebook? How much is too much? Once a day? A few times a week? Or does it depend on the photos and if they’re interesting enough to share?


Posted by on 03/19/2011 in Blogs


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3 responses to “What Your Facebook Photos Reveal About You

  1. BaldEagle

    03/19/2011 at 4:01 pm

    How come there is no study for those who don’t post picture on facebook?

  2. Chloe

    03/19/2011 at 10:16 pm

    So, now I have to remove all the photos I posted?

  3. Chaiya Eitan

    11/14/2011 at 1:57 am

    I hardly ever post photos. The last one I posted was of my husband. So…what does that say about me??


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