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Old 11-14-15, 09:49 AM
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Re: Are you ever satisfied with pictures of yourself?

I am often confused by selfies because it seems the pictures I take don't look like me, but it also happens the other way around because I see people's selfies and don't think it looks like them.

That said...

I'm very hard on myself, especially my body, so it is difficult for me to be pleased with a picture I take of myself.

I often see my own pictures as forever the "before" picture of what I want to be....

But then, I look at my pictures from a few years ago and think "wow, I thought I looked not good enough in that picture? My body looked great!"

I don't take many pictures of myself though.

I enjoy taking pictures of others though, and get very happy when the picture actually LOOKS like the person, and captures a little part of them that I see in them like the sparkle in their eye.
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Old 11-14-15, 10:58 AM
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Re: Are you ever satisfied with pictures of yourself?

If it's any consolation, I don't like it when people change their profile pics because I still associate the user-name with the old pic and it's confusing. But I understand you though. I look horrible in pictures. I still believe I'm prettier in real life than in pictures though. Damn cameras just don't understand true beauty !
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Re: Are you ever satisfied with pictures of yourself?

I really hate having my picture taken, I'm ugly.
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Re: Are you ever satisfied with pictures of yourself?

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I'm very hard on myself, especially my body, so it is difficult for me to be pleased with a picture I take of myself.

I often see my own pictures as forever the "before" picture of what I want to be....

But then, I look at my pictures from a few years ago and think "wow, I thought I looked not good enough in that picture? My body looked great!"

I don't take many pictures of myself though..

This sounds like me!people always say I'm photogenic but I obsese and my eye goes straight towards the imperfections I know about on my face..and when I not at my ideal weight, forget it, I rather do everything else but capture how wrong I look..

I took pictures for my business(for marketing matter, business cards website ext) over a month ago, got them back almost a month ago, and I can't pick one and be like ok here this one works. Cause, I don't love any of them, nor will I love any of them, since, I don't like my the way I look physically.. So many people I sent to pick for me and they keep picking ones, I hate the most

People say, I'm photgenic, I'm like cool, still not happy with how I look! Reality is, that we are our own worst critic as well and we look for the imperfections in selfies and images period....But, silver lining.....there is a whole selfie industry and a newer branch out industry due to this lack of selfie loving of ones self... It is selfie filters, and Photoshopping type apps....there are so many apps out there now to filter your unhappiness of yourself in photos, to make you look perfect!
So once I do pick a picture, I need to say oh well this one, I will be filter happy with the parts of me I'm not happy with.
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Old 11-14-15, 11:13 AM
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Re: Are you ever satisfied with pictures of yourself?

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If it's any consolation, I don't like it when people change their profile pics because I still associate the user-name with the old pic and it's confusing. But I understand you though. I look horrible in pictures. I still believe I'm prettier in real life than in pictures though. Damn cameras just don't understand true beauty !
I hate how I look on pictures too and I think I'm way prettier in real life.

Sometimes i wonder though if a photo is a more objective presentation of my appearance, ie if it's closer to how I appear to others. Maybe my nose really is a bit crooked and maybe I really don't have much of a chin...

But then I think, or I try to tell myself that getting an accurate representation of a 3d object in 2d isn't that likely...

(And then I feel.stupid for bothering about this trivial crap... )
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Re: Are you ever satisfied with pictures of yourself?

I was starting to think this was just me
Everyone else seems to love being in pics
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Re: Are you ever satisfied with pictures of yourself?

No. I am perplexed that other people think I am "attractive", "beautiful", "cute". I think I am never thin enough, never pretty enough, etc. despite having being paid to do commercial modelling, I hate selfies. I won't let people take pictures of me without my make up on.
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Re: Are you ever satisfied with pictures of yourself?

My selfies always seem to turn out poor, like what the heck is with the lighting or wow, this one really shows the imperfections in my face. I really don't like how I look in photos anyway, ever, and feel completely ugly, so, yeah, selfies...not so much.
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Old 01-22-16, 11:15 AM
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Re: Are you ever satisfied with pictures of yourself?

I'm with you sister, I suck at selfies.

I like the pictures you post. They are interesting and different.
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Re: Are you ever satisfied with pictures of yourself?

It's very rare that I like a picture of myself.

It's taken me a long time to be comfortable with photos that don't highlight my best features, but nowadays I've taken to using such pictures as my defaults on social media. In them, I don't look 'good' or 'bad', I just look me, which sometimes happens to look "better" than other times. The me the people who know me already see, anyway. I don't take many selfies, so I usually use photos others took of me, and somehow those are always less flattering, lol.

One little thing that's helped me overcome this slightly: When being photographed with other people. I think to myself, "We're capturing a memory; one day I'll care more about having this picture than how I look in it." Of course this doesn't help with selfies, but it might eventually if it helps you feel more comfortable in front of the camera in the first place! Maybe?
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Re: Are you ever satisfied with pictures of yourself?

I actually am, because I realise I've put so much effort and time into working on my self image and my body in general. I've changed a lot over the years.
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000These days when I look at pics of me I cannot believe how incredibly bad looking I've become. I feel stupid and shallow that it troubles me but it does. It's not just pics though. I can hardly hear to look into a mirro00
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000These days when I look at pics of me I cannot believe how incredibly bad looking I've become. I feel stupid and shallow that it troubles me but it does. It's not just pics though. I can hardly hear to look into a mirro00
I actually wish I was more confident in myself, and cared less about other opinions to throw selfies out there.... Still I hate being in pictures and I u usually avoid them at all cost.
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I am not, First of all, I suck at selfies. I mean to get a selfie that I like requires a lot of pics, deletes and trial and error. For some reason I end up staring at the camera like i am about to commit murder or treason or something spooky. Or the angle is wrong, or I am looking in the wrong place. This isnt such a horrible thing considering the age of the selfie seems to be a ridiculous form of self worship and conceitedness, but it would be nice to find a way to change a profile pic once and a while. Even when other people say its good, it takes me so long to believe them, and I am wondering if this is carry over from poor self esteem. I know I am not hideous- but try telling my self esteem that.
I have sooooo many selfie duplicates, selfies that I don't think are perfect, selfies that are a bit blurry, etc. Sometimes I never even post them.

The idea that selfies are vain and narcissistic and negative is just a social agreement. I think selfies are great and empowering, because no longer are we subject to the gaze of other people (specifically men), but we are finally in control of our image.

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I hate seeing pictures of myself. I look so fat, and that's all I can see. But then I can't look away either. Bit of a car crash.
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