The frequency of taking selfies varies widely among individuals. Some people take a selfie at least three times a day and post each one on social media, while others may only take a few per year. A study found that people aged 18 to 24 reported that every third photo they take is a selfie. Google reports that Android devices alone take 93 million selfies per day.
Motivations for taking selfies are complex and multifaceted. Some people take selfies to document their lives and experiences, while others take them to express their creativity or showcase their appearance. Past research has found small links between taking selfies and narcissism, but other studies have found no substantial link. Some people take selfies as a form of self-love and empowerment, while others may take them to seek validation from others. Selfies can also be a way to pay attention to and absorb one's surroundings. Overall, the motivations for taking selfies are diverse and can vary from person to person.