So do you have a large group of friends that always tends to go into selfie-mode in every meet-up? Well, then here are some general observations of different characters of a group selfie that you can probably relate to… 😉
- The Selfie-Taker.
1st lets talk about the Selfie-Taker. After all, he is the least visible in the Selfie itself so let’s give him first priority in this article at least. He is the unfortunate soul who is holding the phone, usually having a mental debate as to which hand he must use to hold the phone so it can be stretched to the maximum thereby covering everyone. And in the process, he ends up covering only 20% of himself. Oh, the poor sacrificer!
- The Nogaama Nongu thingaravanga (Translation very difficult as the beauty of the phrase might be lost in the course of the same)
To those who didn’t understand the caption, I’m hopeful that you will get to know what I meant through the explanation. They are the ones who dare not go near the phone as they know the consequences of being the Selfie-Taker. As a result, they convince someone else to take the fall and they always manage to catch a flattering pose on the sefie as they are aware of which angle of which side of their face looks the best (due to extensive training in private). So they turn out looking exactly the same in each picture. Not that they are complaining, they look their best!
- The “I don’t give a damn”.
This one is easy to spot. Usually, when a group starts clicking selfies, the process would go on and on and on and on… (you get the drift) until the phone starts crying of “Low Battery”, as each person in the group will keep rejecting/deleting the pics in which they don’t look good. Look through all of the pics and the bored one would be the one rolling his eyes or not looking at the camera and simply not gelling with the pouting, posing group. Research has verified that the number of bored faces on a selfie is directly proportional to the duration of the whole selfie process.
- The “Goofy” One.
This one is slightly irritating to me, personally. In each photo, he is the one either “OOOhing” or “AAAhing” and the level of posing goes to that extent that you start wondering why they are trying so hard to look like a monkey that got high. It’s like I want to say , “Dude, PEOPLE are going to look at this, dial it down”. But nope, his enthusiasm (as I put it decently), is relentless and he gets energized to think of more and more creative and slightly scary poses as the process continues.
- The Pouter.
As a girl who is an epic fail when it comes to pouting for a picture, I have no other option but to make fun of those who do. These are the ones that look like… Oh, screw it. Here goes… Yes, I am jealous of the perfect pout. Let’s face it, the ones who manage to pull it off look pretty good. But the ones who, like me, just cannot pout, well, need to quit trying and keep those trial pictures safely locked away from the outside world.
So, which one are you? Surely, you can categorize your friends among these as you read the article. Tag them and share the article! 😀