Why does an angry photo draw more popularity on social media?

I heard somewhere that one’s personality is more clearly manifested through anger. So I thought I would experiment with this idea by taking a clear, well lit photo of me with an angry face, exaggerated to the point of approaching farcical. I posted it as my profile photo on Facebook and waited to see what kind of response it would get.


After a few months, I noticed that this photo gathered more “likes” than any other profile photo I have ever had! After noticing this, I crunched the numbers.

  • It got 3.73 times more “likes” than the average number of “likes” garnered by all my other profile photos.
  • Exactly 69.6% of the “likes” were from single women. No joke!

Some comments from them were,

“This is such a mean face, haha”
“That’s really funny. LOL Who are you seeing now?”
“You look different.”
“Your face looks so evil… I like it!”
“Awesome! You’re scaring me!”

I also got a lot more private messages than usual.

I presume women liked this photo because it conveys masculinity, and it evokes an emotional response in them. Needless to say, it’s also fun. I had a lot of fun doing this! I’m having fun, and they can feel that emotion. I am naturally a fun-loving guy, and they can feel that aspect of my personality.

In conclusion to this social experiment, I decided that I should make a more concentrated effort on becoming a cold, calculating, hyperCRITICal, sarcASStic, hardcore cynic!

But when I wrote the above conclusion in a comment under the photo, my mother was quick to shoot me down with a discouraging admonition.

“I don’t think so Wayne. Just continue with your humor and methodical life.”


Since I’ve become a man, I’ve learned that getting angry and losing my temper really taps into women’s feral hind brains. A little tantrum on my part will suddenly cause women to become agreeable, passive, submissive, respectful, wet, and horny. No threats or violence is necessary. A loud, demanding voice is enough. Even before I can finish my argument, she is peeling her clothes off so that she can hop on my manhood, with enthusiastic tears running down her face, all the while begging me to calm down.

I probably would have learned this effect of anger on women years ago, if not for my mother.

Ever since my marriage blew up, I have grown wise to the effects of women’s influence on a man’s self-development and social potential, and it’s mostly bad!

Sadly, mothers are no exception. Isn’t it strange how mothers don’t want their sons to be popular men?


About Jack

Jack is a world traveling artist, skilled in trading ideas and information, none of which are considered too holy, too nerdy, nor too profane to hijack and twist into useful fashion. Sigma Frame Mindsets and methods for building and maintaining a masculine Frame
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3 Responses to Why does an angry photo draw more popularity on social media?

  1. larryzb says:

    ” . . . with enthusiastic tears running down her face”

    That is almost poetic. Great points.


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