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Old 06-16-2010  
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Default What do you see in the mirror?

I was wondering if anyone has this problem. When I look at myself in the mirror, all I see are flaws, nothing else. Yet in photographs I'm a completely different person. I don't recognize myself. Sometimes I wonder what's real and what's not. I have a really hard time accepting compliments, because what I see in the mirror is not what they describe. I usually try to avoid mirrors as much as I can. They only make me feel like putting a bag over my head
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I am the exact same way, Ritta! I really hate mirrors and cameras because I don't think I look good in any way.
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Old 06-16-2010  
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Perhaps it's because when a photo is taken, you go about your business and the photograph captures you like others see you. Someone who well deserves those compliments. :3

And when you look into a mirror, you are pretty much free to let the judgments run wild, and your expression and body language will react to that judgment accordingly. Bond with the power of suggestion, it may cause you to give yourself far less credit then you really deserve. ^W^

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I try not to look in mirrors or let people capture me in pictures...
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I can't stand photo's, video, or looking in the mirror. I also have a hard time recognizing myself. What I do see I don't like.

"Hell is other people."- Sartre

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Old 06-17-2010  
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Thank you everyone for your replies. It's nice to know I'm not the only one dealing with this problem. I was just thinking what would happen if everyone here would get to meet in person. I bet most would be hiding in corners. I know I would. Then again if this was some sort of masquerade ball or costume party, people might loosen up a bit.

I wouldn't mind wearing something like this

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Old 06-17-2010  
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It has been a long time since it has happened, but I do go through times when I hate looking in the mirror, hate my reflection, and see nothing but flaws, and just hate everything about what I look like. I get myself so worked up and miserable over it. These feelings come and go though, as there are also times when I don't think I look too bad, and times where I don't think I look good at all but don't really care. I usually don't allow anyone to take photos of me regardless of how I'm feeling.
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Yeah I usually wonder what I really look like, because I always see different things. Sometimes I like the way I look and other times I think yikes. But usually I feel the "good" photographs aren't the real me. If I look in the mirror though, I see me. And the me that I wish the world could see. The me inside. The me I wish people would love.

Ooo don't wear that. That would intimidate me lol. I'd be afraid to approach you. But I'm intimidated by most people just because they have jobs
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Agreed. I too see nothing but a tired, decrepit teenage youth confused about far too many things that should not concern him. I have trouble accepting and believing compliments, though fortunately people merely believe I am showing modesty.

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They depress me so that is why I avoid them
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