What your go-to selfie pose says about you


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What your go-to selfie pose says about you

Got a camera roll full of them

Let me say right off the bat that babe is a distinctly pro-selfie publication, and if you're reading this then I know you're also on the right side of history. There's a front-facing camera for a reason, am I right?

But as anyone well-versed in the art of the selfie knows, there are a ton of different genres meant for a ton of different scenarios. So allow me to break down what precisely your go-to selfie reveals about you, both on and off social media. Drag me if I'm wrong… but you know I'm not.

The self-care selfie

brb ?

A post shared by Kendall (@kendalljenner) on Dec 5, 2017 at 2:16pm PST

We get it bitch, you own candles and really fuck with incense! You've been following Glossier on Instagram longer than any of us, your skincare routine has at least 8 steps and you always smell amazing even when I'm just looking at you through the phone. Must be nice to be clean!

The Snapchat filter selfie

You could not fucking care less if someone calls you "basic" because you know it's not only a term designed to dissuade women from liking the things they like, it's also true — and you don't give a shit. You've been posing like this since your mom got a MacBook with Photobooth on it in 2007, and you're not gonna stop any time soon.

The natural lighting selfie

least the news room has good lighting

A post shared by Caroline Phinney (@carolinephinney) on Sep 29, 2017 at 9:49am PDT

You're that bitch who posts a ton of pictures of clouds and actually cares about what her grid looks like, even though you'd rather die than admit it. You were really into Tumblr in high school, you still only wear all black and you've got a Depop account that you don't check often enough to actually sell anything.

The 'with the girls' selfie


A post shared by HEIR JORDYN (@jordynwoods) on Sep 18, 2017 at 8:52pm PDT

You would dump a guy in a heartbeat if the group chat didn't approve of him, and you're sporting at least one matching piercing/tattoo with one or more of your besties. You still love taking shots, you never repeat outfits and you went through a juice cleanse phase that you don't like to talk about.

The 'it's a joke but it's still a selfie' selfie

The Grapefruit Technique™

A post shared by Katie (@horriblemansion) on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:46am PDT

You! Love! Yelling! You don't give a fuck about other peoples' comfort zones, act like you're on Tinder as "a joke" (is all that Tinder dick you're catching a joke too?) and there's no part of your existence you'll shy away from documenting — think "toilet selfies." Your Finsta features straight-up nudity, and you wouldn't have it any other way.

The self-timer selfie

I hate this part of my job.

A post shared by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on Sep 23, 2017 at 12:06pm PDT

You think we can't tell that this is a selfie, but we totally can. You love self-deprecating jokes, but they're less funny than they could be because you're obviously gorgeous, and you really, really don't know when to stop making them. Just give up the ruse and post a blatant thirst trap and you'll get even more of the attention you low-key crave.

The couple selfie

A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Apr 15, 2017 at 6:04pm PDT

People literally cannot wait until you break up, but don't let the haters stop you from posting 10 pictures in a row of you and your boo straight-up Frenching. They're just jealous (and grossed out)!

The drunk night out selfie

posting this from last week bc i’m grabbing pho and sleeping this week

A post shared by e l e n i (@elenimitzali) on Dec 15, 2017 at 5:13pm PST

You didn't even bother making a New Year's Resolution this year because you know you're never gonna change. When you show up to the function, a bunch of people run up and hug you because they wanna be adjacent to the incoming storm that is your fucked-up party presence. The best part about your drunk selfie habit is it helps you figure out where the fuck you were last night.

The thirst trap selfie

Hehehehe? Saturday's are my fave

A post shared by BELLA (@bellathorne) on Nov 4, 2017 at 11:09am PDT

You own actual lingerie, not just lacy 5-for-$28 thongs, you have like 3 kinda-boyfriends at any given moment but none of them know about each other. You spend at least an hour a week watching makeup tutorials on Instagram, and you still haven't realized that nobody cares about the IG stories you post where you're singing or working out. We're just in it for the cleavage.

The vacation selfie

Nantucket, I love you.

A post shared by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on Jul 24, 2017 at 12:18pm PDT

You've got seven emojis in any given bio you write, and at least one of them is an airplane. You think everyone should go backpacking in Europe for three months after they graduate, you own an inexplicable number of bathing suits and if Yelp ever shut down it'd be over for you.

The mirror pic selfie

Balance n all tings

A post shared by SZA (@sza) on Dec 14, 2017 at 9:04pm PST

You reply "going" to Facebook events you have no intention of attending so they'll pop up strategically on the newsfeed for other people to see, and people often hit you up about where to find drugs, which would be offensive if it wasn't also kind of flattering? You've got a good eye for cool bathrooms and poses that elongate your body.

The on-the-go selfie

Bet y’all thought I was going to put a lyric from Red right here, huh?

A post shared by Amanda Ross (@itsamandaross) on Dec 23, 2017 at 2:42pm PST

You love complaining, but your friends don't really mind because you're good at wrapping people up in the narrative of your life. You're confident enough to openly take a picture of yourself in public and try to look good doing it. You're probably really active on Twitter.