You know what the proposed French translation for "selfie" is? Ego-portrait. It captures the essence of it so beautifully, the fact that word was created is the only positive thing I can find about selfies!
Haha that is so spot on. The only person I know who owns one is probably the most egotistical person I've met. He spent the entire time at this bbq making ego-portraits of himself and his friend who were both dressed like guys from Baywatch. It was not a fancy dress party. Surreal.