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I Analyze Myself In The Mirror

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 9

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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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    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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    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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    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. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Im almost 18 years old f. and i feel worthless as f-k. Mostly hideous. Im so antisocial and quiet, i cant even make friends like how do you do it? I know others have it worse...
    errror errror 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I hate mirrors. I hate photos. Why? Because they show a reflection of me, and I can't stand me. I just want to be pretty. I want to be beautiful. I want to have what other girls...
    Skollon Skollon 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Especially when other people are in the picture. When others speak fondly of me, I get upset. I want them to just shut up, and that makes me feel like a bad person. Some days I...
    iKitKat iKitKat 18-21, F Sep 10

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    I'm 14 years old and I like to finger myself. Are there any other ways or anything I can use to pleasure myself with? I can't use sex toys because I am still underage...
    ChocColax ChocColax 13-15, F 10 mins ago

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    Forgive me. My past actions wasn't intended To be the total opposite of what you recommended. With no fancy automobiles plus lack of healthy meals. Should've never took the action...
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    After a breakup, I feel like we all want to better ourselves. We want to show the sucker who broke our heart that we will be fine without them. With that being said, I am working...
    anitamigna anitamigna 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm fed up. I can't stand to look in the mirror any more without a bra. I feel I look like an 8 year old girl. The hate I have for my body is frightening and unnatural, I've never...
    GinahPikah GinahPikah 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I forget the days as the nights close in they all seem to run together now. For reasons unknown to me the medication agreement I have accepted Has placed me in a mellow zone, free...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 13

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    It took a long time for me to realize this but the first person who will help you live a full and happy life is in the mirror. Until I sought this person out and learned to love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 29

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    I have been blessed with a happy body image. When I see myself in photographs I do realize all that is wrong with me as per the contemporary concept of beauty. But when I see...
    greycells greycells 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I almost crashed my car today. I tried to overtake a Mack truck on a u turn with a double lane, and floored it. I realized there was no way in hell I was gonna make it so I slammed...
    elleke elleke 31-35, F Sep 3

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    I am going mad. I try to love myself, I really do. People tell me I am intelligent and people tell me that I am beautiful but I just can't see it personally. I try to act...
    teenagefrustration teenagefrustration 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 4

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    The days are shortened by the ridiculous sleeping pattern Broken up by the even more disturbing dreams of late. Zombie motion and slow pounding of the pavement. I wander to a...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    You know, I really don't know what to say other than the fact that I loath myself. I can not stand the sight of me, I hate looking in the mirror every morning to know the fact that...
    ThatDarnKatz ThatDarnKatz 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Today I self harmed for the first time. I just had a sort of mental/emotional break, so I broke a small mirror and used a shard. I've always had a self destructive personality but...
    classact45 classact45 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I used to starve myself. This is so hard for me to admit because I just thought of it as a diet. The last few years my parents have been telling me that im so lazy and chubby. Then...
    Knockoffheart Knockoffheart 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I lost myself. I'm no longer me. I look in the. Mirror. And see a stranger. I lost her along the way. I feel like I'm walking in a dead body. I don't feel alive. I feel lost in...
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F Sep 11

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    I hate that im not perfect and full of flaws. I hate that im not good enough for everybody. I hate that i cant make someone feel good or even make them laugh and happy because of...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F Sep 14

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    so since i was in first grade i had self image problems. i was too skinny and too tall got made fun of for it so much. and because of this i had bdd. i dont know how the bdd...
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    When I feel incredibly down, and when I feel like I've lost my direction I have to talk to myself in the mirror. Sounds weird! But it helps cement-in what I need to tell myself. I...
    FreezerDog1 FreezerDog1 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago