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I Analyze Myself In The Mirror

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    This Needs To Stop

    Religiously, every day I will do this. Excruciatingly, painfully slowly, I'll scan over myself looking for flaws. It's not hard to find them, as I wasn't blessed with great skin or well behaved hair.Pores are huge....Hair's gone curly there....Eyebrows need plucking....Ears stick...
    Meeoko Meeoko 18-21, F May 21, 2012

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    Hmm

    I do this a lot I do this before I get in the shower after I get out of the shower I probably spend at least 10 minutes just staring trying to find things I like about myself because before I would always tell myself things I didnt like
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14, 2012

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    We All Should

    I know the old cliche, "you have to love yourself before you can love anyone else" has been around for many more years than i have, but it took me several decades to start believing it Sometimes it irritates me to hear those words, but i think the irritation is fueled by the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 8, 2010

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    45 Minutes

    I at least spend about 45 minutes in front of the mirror every day  and it's not because I like to check out how "hott" I think I look, it's for the complete opposite reason actually. It's torture..so I've been TRYING to avoid mirrors all together. Only problem I'm having...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 23, 2010

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    Backwards...

    Jan. 25, 2011  My problem with mirrors is rather unconventional.There's two mirrors I usually look in: as far as examining my body, it's the full-length mirror leaning against the wall of my bedroom; and for studying my face, it's the medicine cabinet mirror in the bathroom...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    At My Worst

    I would spend hours in front of the mirror searching for flaws, trying to figure out what I could do about them. Everyday I look at least 20 times in the mirror or any reflective surface.  Its really bad b/c sometimes I scare myself with how I look and starting picking at...
    reset reset 18-21, F Jul 10, 2010

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    I Can't Find Anything Positive

    All I see is the white dry patches of psoriasis, the red spots of dermatitis, constantly growing body hair, stretch marks, pimples covering my face, the dark wrinkly underlays of my eyes, huge male body. And I have to comb my hair every fifteen minutes or my hair'll look like...
    Hidenow Hidenow 26-30, M May 11, 2012

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    Yup, All The Time.

    Whenever i go to the bathroom, i usually spend a while looking at myself. Kinda like staring at myself in the mirror. I also look at my nose, or my eyebrows or mess around with my hair. Sometimes i'm like "What the hell is that thing in the mirror" and other times i think "Not...
    blackveilbride51 blackveilbride51 16-17, F Feb 5, 2012

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    WHAT DO I SEE? When I get up in the morning

    the first thing I do is look in the mirror… I never like what I see… Sometimes I just sit there looking at myself in the mirror wondering what other people can see and what they think of me! I actually don't know why I look in the mirror… I'm not good looking at all so...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Apr 9

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    Journal

    i do but im sure im bigger than half of you because im exercising to loose weight i see if im actually accomplishing anything so yeah but who dosen guys check there penis and such
    Laputatotorokikimononke Laputatotorokikimononke 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2010

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    Mirror

    I don't really like looking at myself in the mirror and yet I analyze myself.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Oct 12, 2010

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    Perfect Girl

    I am so tired of the images of women in film, Televison and commercial. And how it influences me even though I don´t want it too. Therefore I have made a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38h6St_z-oo It´s something I am sure a lot (most?) of the women all over this world...
    piatjader piatjader 31-35 Apr 24, 2013

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    Judging

    To begin, I do not judge anyone. Except for myself. I look at my flaws. I look for fixable imerfections. I donèt want other people to see anything I missed that is in any way ugly or unnattractive. I want to be perceived as bautiful, so I keep analyzing, and deciding what needs...
    Veronica4 Veronica4 18-21, F Jul 16, 2011

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    Mirror, mirror on my wall,

    Can you show me a way to be tall? Mirror, mirror, if i change my hair, Will someone start to care? Mirror, mirror, if i ask you who is the fairest of them all, Will you promise not to let me fall? Mirror, mirror, if i deny everything and leave you broken, I can still see from...
    Fkkdkw Fkkdkw 18-21, M May 16

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    Worst Enemy

    I don't want to be in front of mirror cause I hate what I see. But I am drawn to it. To stand there and pick myself apart.
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F Jan 5, 2011

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    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 17

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    A Lot Of People Do It...

    Ever since I was little, I've found the teeny tiny imperfections that everyone finds, that no one else sees. I suck in my stomach, and hope to get thinner, even though I never make an effort to work out. I push up the arch of my eyebrows, just to see what it would look like if it...
    Hrmg Hrmg 13-15, F Apr 29, 2012

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    I Look At Myself And Wonder Who I Really Am....

    As I just don't know anymore. Children adore me in my daycare and adults instantly *take* to me but I feel that as they get to know me, they find it easy to cast me aside or use me. Then I wonder if it's just me because I have a fear that I am mentally deranged and that my...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Jul 2, 2011

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    I Shouldn't

    Just standing there, full length mirror in front of me, my own image looking back at me, contemplating, indecision in her eyes. Her lips are pursed, thinking, contemplating. "Do I like her?" the eyes seem to ask, as they travel up and down, each pass noticing more and more...
    fadingvioletdawn fadingvioletdawn 18-21, F Jul 16, 2011

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    Idk What To Put As A Title....

    I guess I obsess about the tiniest things like pimples and boys and hair and clothes. I'm just a normal teenager so I'm not obsessed with my weight or anything... I eat plenty because I'm a soccer player and have a high metabolism. So theres my story :)
    SPEEDYGIRL7 SPEEDYGIRL7 13-15, F Jul 31, 2011

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    Reflection. Because I'm An Angsty Little Thing.

    You've got a fairly athletic figure. It's just bull. Because you shut yourself up indoors and eat when you're not at school. Appearances vs reality much? Thank god for your genes. Or else you'd be a fat ****. You already are. Compared to all the skinny girls. Why can't you be...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M Apr 19, 2013

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    When you look in the mirror,

    what do you see? Do you notice Your face, shaped like a heart, can be nothing short of pale, Or Your eyes that suck the life out of color look like a muddy pool of hazel? Do you notice Your lips, plump and naturally pink, curve like a stretching bow aiming an arrow that, once...
    auraboreale auraboreale 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I always look at my reflection

    when I walk by a mirror or window and literally scoff and call myself a worthless piece of sh** haha but I wouldn't say it if it were true. I mean I look like a freaking bloated whale, who'll ever want me? My answer to that is Ana and Mia in case you're unaware, it is anorexia...
    XxBellabixtch49xX XxBellabixtch49xX 13-15, F Apr 9

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    Is This For Girls Only!? O.o"

    I don't think I saw many guys joining this group, but oh well. Sure I analyze myself in the mirror from time to time. I just check out my workout progress, and take picture every two or so weeks. :D I'd give a list, buuuuuuuut, nope. ^~^
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 11, 2010

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    Reflection.

    What I see in the mirror,is supposively completely different than what everyone else sees. I believe that I could be told by every perosn in the universe how beautiful I am,and I would still hate the way I look. I really think our own opinion on ourselves adds 10 extra pounds. I...
    kdm3230 kdm3230 16-17, F Dec 20, 2010

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    That's Me

    I look to the mirror and i see a sad young girl, someone who have been doing all well beause of their parents, someone who have avoided to express her feelings just to make family and people around happy, someone who has been second when she could be first, someone who keep love...
    thenewmisslunallena thenewmisslunallena 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    What if a mirror is really a portal to a

    different world.. But we have a clone, and it's trying to keep us from going in.....
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 20

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    I Am Saving Up For Plastic Surgery

    I hate my nose I hate my eyes I hate my brows I hate my toes Why can't someone grant my wish? To be a little prettier? To feel appreciated for once? I realise i have to take things in my own hands Go under the knife To have the kind of body and face I always wanted to have
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    I Cannot Take It Anymore

    With every look, I feel disappointed. I am never good enough. I wish I could be hot for once, or feel sexy. But no. I feel like the cute little girl next door, and I am sick of it. I will never meet my standards, or anyone's, in the mirror. I look at my older sister, and even my...
    KilieLove KilieLove 18-21, F 15 Responses Jan 29, 2011

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    Mirrors Are Evil

    All I see is a body I never wanted and "EATING DISORDER" on my forhead. I have confidence, and don't want to be a twig, but the more I see my body get ruined by my actions I feel disgusting. Mirrors suck.
    queer4clockwork queer4clockwork 18-21 Jan 24, 2012

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    I feel pretty, oh so pretty,

    and witty and gay!I spend too much time analyzing myself in the mirror...for both good and bad things that I look for. Like today I have a new and small pimple on my neck.  (I'm sure you all needed to know that. right?)Anyway...One of the things I wish for is for people to...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    A mirror is a portal to another world But our

    clone is not letting us go in the portal
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    The Mirror Is My Enemy

    I can't use mirrors, because once I get in front of one, I will stay there for awhile. I end up having someone pull me out of the bathroom to get out of the mirror. I always find something wrong or have to fix my hair or something.
    PenelopeParfait PenelopeParfait 18-21, F Jul 14, 2012

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    Stupid Flaws

    i can't help but wish that what i see is not what other people see and i am constantly looking in car window relections and going into different bathrooms trying to see if by some miracle some kind of lighting can make me look pretty. But instead it's always too bright and i look...
    Simplymissuderstood Simplymissuderstood 16-17 2 Responses Jul 9, 2010

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    I feel I am my own worse critic, I am hard on myself constantly and always pushing myself for improvements... I think I may need to start taking meds to calm down a little or maybe...
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    This is something I do too much, I have already stopped analyzing what the person I love (complicated and long) does and says and what it could mean. I'm trough with it just steals...
    HelenaMai HelenaMai 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    For as long as I can remember, everyone has appeared broken to me. When I meet you, get to know you, I'll eventually see a way in everyone how they are broken. And then I'll see if...
    Featherwings Featherwings 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I've been told many times but I just don't believe it. My childhood has a lot to do with it. Ive always been criticized by my mother, who mostly raised me and my siblings. She...
    msladyt757 msladyt757 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    I am afraid of looking in to the mirror also. but for 2 reasons. 1) I don't like the way I look. 2) I have this irrational fear that the person looking back will try to grab me...
    Gr3mL1N Gr3mL1N 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Do you ever look in the mirror and hate the reflection. Not just dislike not just mildly unhappy but you hate it. You want to change everything about you. You want to wake up in a...
    alicepulkin alicepulkin 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    A view from the bathroom mirror Rugged face, spot scarred. And you've caught me rearranging my cowlick, What used to be soft skin, now has a minefield of prickly strands...
    LegitimateRabbit LegitimateRabbit 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A view from the bathroom mirror Rugged face, spot scarred. And you've caught me rearranging my cowlick, What used to be soft skin, now has a minefield of prickly strands...
    LegitimateRabbit LegitimateRabbit 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    I'm a little worried.... I used to cut myself when I was around 18 or so , I accidentally cut myself and I liked the feeling. I began cutting because I liked the feeling and was...
    Honee86 Honee86 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Learned my lesson today. I was late for dance rehearsal today, sooo I put on a my favorite hot pink leggings, a black tank top and some sneakers after a quick shower and all other...
    HeyyMrsCarter HeyyMrsCarter 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 22

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    Just ew. It makes me fully disgusted, when I look at myself I find more in perfections in myself when I do..
    chxoex chxoex 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    This is a story that scares me of looking into a mirror at night when it's dark. There was 2 girls there name was sally and hannah they were having a sleep over Sally parents...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Nov 23

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    Staring in the mirror and told myself "i love you, and from now on I'm going to act like it." a blessed morning everyone! ^___^ #ILoveMyself
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F Dec 8

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    Staring in the mirror and told myself "i love you, and from now on I'm going to act like it." a blessed morning everyone! ^___^ #ILoveMyself
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F Dec 8

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    A lot of people, especially the adults, wants me to become someone else. They also tends to compare me with someone else quite often. They compare me to my mom's younger self who...
    Alekz2816 Alekz2816 22-25, F Dec 11

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