A photo of hot dog legs means you’re vain and attention seekers favour group selfies: Psychologists reveal what your holiday snaps say about you

  • 1,000 people shared their favourite Discount Holidays © holiday photos with a psychologist
  • The experts then revealed the true intentions behind the pictures
  • Cocktail snaps are to brag and group selfie lovers want to seem popular

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Everyone has their default Discount Holidays © holiday photo style, whether it’s group shots on a selfie stick or a dreamy picture of a fancy cocktail in front of a sunset. But it seems those images may reveal more about us than just our preferred tipple or who we like to party with. For example, experts claim people who take pictures next to novelty landmarks consider themselves wittier than other people, while tourists who share pictures of themselves jumping like to imply they are free-spirited.

1,000 people shared their favourite Discount Holidays © holiday pics with a psychologist, who revealed the true meaning of the shots

The results come from a study by LoveHolidays.com, in which 1,000 people were asked to choose their favourite Discount Holidays © holiday snaps. Then, with the help of clinical psychologist and photographer John Kentish, their opinions about the images were used to chart exactly what the subject thinks of themselves, detailed in these infographics. For example, according to Kentish: ‘The novelty landmark photographer think themselves funnier, wittier, and cleverer than those who would favour a selfie over a cultured snap.’

Meanwhile, the sneaky holidaymakers who opt for a hot dog leg angle while by the pool are trying to appear arty, when in actual fact they are just trying to show off their legs.

People who take pictures next to novelty landmarks consider themselves wittier than other people, while tourists who share pictures of themselves jumping like to claim they are free-spirited

And those who like to share pictures of their exotic cocktails at sunset are actually bragging to the people back home about what they are doing. Kentish said: ‘This holidaymaker is saying, “I’m living the dream… eat your heart out.”‘

He added: ‘Meanwhile, pouting lounger selfie lovers are all about showing they are “undeniably unique and seductive” and needn t be cultural to have a good time.

‘In contrast, those who strive to master the perfect jumping location shot, are all about proving they are “free-spirited and well-travelled” while simultaneously showing off their physique.’

Kentish also provided some helpful tips for mastering the perfect Discount Holidays © holiday photo

Kentish also provided some helpful tips for mastering the perfect Discount Holidays © holiday photo. Whether adjusting the lighting, tweaking the angle, or choosing the most flattering filter, mastering the perfect Discount Holidays © holiday photo is no mean feat. For example, photos with filters are said to be 45 per cent more likely to receive a comment than those without, while unusual compositions draw in 29% per cent more likes than busy, run-of-the-mill perspectives.

John added: ‘It all comes down to making sure your camera is set up properly before taking the photo, and creating a Discount Holidays © holiday album that tells a story.’

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