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Unread 07-18-2017, 11:19 PM   #31
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I make myself sick looking at myself in a pic. Oh God no!
I'm really serious too. I see every defect on my body, face and hair.
I just get so ashamed just being alive. Which leads to the obvious desire to follow thru with that thought. Cut it short and sign out. But I see others deeply in love with themselves and I can't understand why I'm like I am. It must be that I am truly f------ ugly!

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Unread 07-23-2017, 10:33 AM   #32
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I make myself sick looking at myself in a pic. Oh God no!
I'm really serious too. I see every defect on my body, face and hair.
I just get so ashamed just being alive. Which leads to the obvious desire to follow thru with that thought. Cut it short and sign out. But I see others deeply in love with themselves and I can't understand why I'm like I am. It must be that I am truly f------ ugly!


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I need to take a headshot for my ID, I've been delaying it for over a year now...
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I need to take a headshot for my ID, I've been delaying it for over a year now...


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i litirally have none

torn up all the ones taken of me as a child, and anything besides that that may have my picture on is thrown away

couldn't bear to look at myself then, can't bear to look at myself now- even today i don't let anyone take pictures of me.. i'm extremely embarrased by it- and will do anything to get out of it
Me too - no childhood pics and avoid pics now
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My mother has pictures of me, but now I pretty much avoid pictures, unless I'm practically forced by family....and I don't typically tell them to send me any of the photos. This might be a dark thought, but if I were to die and people were looking for recent pics of me for a wake or just to have, they wouldn't have many-especially if it were a photo with just me in it. I hardly ever use my cell phone for photos and certainly don't take selfies. I over analyze the way I look to a point where people think it is strange, but that's just me. Maybe it will get better some day, but I don't know. I think I had one online a long time ago, but I was wearing big sunglasses lol.

I do not even have a Facebook or any social media that requires having a picture up. That is the ultimate nightmare for me....to have photos online. I even asked my friend not to post pics with me in them after she had a party. I felt really really bad, but I guess it's just a problem of mine. Like I said, I hope someday I have more confidence.
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I'm 38 and I've always hated having pictures of myself taken. Probably since my early teens. It hasn't gotten much better. I will avoid them if possible. People take pictures of me and put them on social media and tag me in them and tell me how good they are (the pictures) and I just want to throttle them, lol. They're rarely 'good', at least by my standards. I hate events where I have to have my picture taken, like my wedding, and other things like that. And it makes me feel bad that my wife wants to get pictures of us to hang up from that day but I hate all the ones I'm in. It's been a constant struggle.
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