Although taking a selfie seems straightforward, it is an art form and it needs to be perfected.
According to Dr. Anukka Lindell, senior lecturer in experimental neurophyschology at Melbourne's La Trobe University, the left side of your face is your best.
By searching the hashtag #selfie, and analysing 10 most recent shots out of 100 female and 100 male users, she determined that there were more left-sided selfies than right-sided ones.
"92% of the sample showed an overall posing bias, with 41% favouring their left cheek, 31.5% preferring their right cheek, and 19.5% repeatedly posting midline selfies," Dr Lindell wrote.
"Whilst research indicates that midline poses are perceived as being just as emotionally expressive as left-cheek poses, they are less-frequently adopted for a simple reason: they appear less flattering. Tips for posing for the 'perfect portrait' and the 'perfect selfie' regularly include avoid facing the camera head on in a midline pose, unless one is aiming to look bigger; instead, adopting a 3/4 or 2/3 turn toward the camera is encouraged as it introduces more angles, highlights the cheekbones, and makes the subject of the photo appear slimmer."
Wow, who knew there was so much behind it?