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Unread 12-03-2015, 12:31 PM   #1
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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
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I never ask for pictures and try to avoid them. I think it's because I don't want any unhappy memories coming back after seeing them.
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I don't like pictures of me right now either. I gained a bunch of weight from medication and I feel embarrassed of how I look. I'm slowly loosing it and I keep telling myself when I'm back to my normal size I'll take tons of pictures.
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I don't like pictures of me right now either. I gained a bunch of weight from medication and I feel embarrassed of how I look. I'm slowly loosing it and I keep telling myself when I'm back to my normal size I'll take tons of pictures.


good luck with that

i remember seeing your thread about weight loss- and know you're focussed on it
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I have none, except...the one on driver's license. A few months ago, at work, I had to be there to be in one. I was antsy, got a little pissed 'cos I didn't know why I was called to that place for, so as soon as I was done, I got the hell out. That group pic shouldn't be out in the world too long, if anyone asks, I would deny that it was me. One before that, let's see,,that would be 3,4,5 yrs ago, I was in some sort of work program, WITHOUT MY ****ING PERMISSION, this person try to take a picture with me in it, I hid myself from the lens, so that went alright.

I've always hated it, I look worse in pictures, school photos? I passed on them many times. My resume in my country, it needs a photo of my face on it, I took the pic when I was in my worst depression, you can only imagine how bad I look in it, since I'm not retaking it, I don't care how old it is, it stays on my resume.

Why would I keep a record of my face like that? There's one more thing I wanna mention here. I also get a little uncomfortable when someone wants to share their photos with me IRL. Online? I feel a little bad that I have nothing to show in return, my excuses is that I don't have the equipment, I got no camera, threw away the webcam that didn't work anymore.

Webcam is okay but it can be recorded, security cameras and other stuffs, I don't wanna think about it.

Thanks for this post, I might actually ask my parents to get rid of my child photos if they still have them, photos just keeps the past me as a record, the appearance of my figure don't mean much but it bothers me greatly.

I have no body image issues currently and I also burned some photos with someone else on it, I just don't want my past in that picture format.

I wish I had none at all.
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No way!
I detest/resist my pic being taken!
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Heck no! It's not me!!!
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I've destroyed every picture of myself & my family that I had. And no one takes any more!
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I'm actually the opposite, pictures can be manipulated with angles, positioning, lighting, and cropping. And at best photoshop. So sometimes I cling on to a picture of myself that I feel makes me look smaller or more attractive then real life. It's almost like a fairytale, wishing that's what I looked like in reality.
But of course that's not every picture and the horrible ones will send me into a fit of panic, shame, and embarrassment. It's why I have to approve any tagged pictures of myself on social media. I have been known to call a friend in a panic pleading with them to remove the picture or at the very least to crop me out of It.
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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
Oh my in this day and age you and I are an anomaly. All my friends don't want to be friends with someone who does not have (like them) an existence solely online, all airbrushed and photoshopped and perfect looking. Well I for one refuse to succumb to the b.s. I say it's against my religion but really, I cannot bear to see myself in pics so never ever take them, and I refuse to lie to myself so if one is accidentally taken I refuse to be a liar and photoshop it ad nauseum. You are far from the only one; you are a kindred spirit of those who are sick of the lies. Don't be embarrassed as it's more humiliating to be obsessed with presenting a very, very fake image -- and that's what so many of them are, this is fact btw. In a way we are the "better" people but that won't be recognized, unfortunately. But seriously, think of how shaming it must be to know you took out the bump in your nose and the wrinkles and make your kids and you look perfect, all while knowing just what you did -- this is what I CANNOT bear. How others can do this and act all hunky-dory is beyond me. You know who I mean, namely most people, even those idiotic celebs.
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