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I Hate Having My Picture Taken

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    It's Like Torture :-(

    I think I would rather have my teeth pulled without anesthetic than have my picture taken.   I think the last time I had my picture taken of 3 or 4 years ago.   I  did post some pictures of me a while ago... mostly from my wedding and a couple of high...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 9, 2007

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    I Will Hide Now!

    I don't like my picture being taken, especially. NO! I'm not running from the law! =p Most of this is due to my bad teeth. When I smile in pics, it's obvious! But when I don't smile, it looks like I'm angry or sad. Which I'm not! And so I want to smile... but then I worry about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 25, 2009

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    You Can Thank My Sister For That!

    ! When we were young my sister had a thing for taking pictures of me. I don't mean nice ones either. She would hide in different places, under the bed, around a corner, behind a door etc.. and jump out and snap a photo of me. They were horrendous!! I'm not lying. Once I...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    Scared To Have My Photo Taken

    when i was younger my teacher did a class prodject and took everyones picture and put them on the schools work area where anyone can get them, i forgot about them for a wile but then last year someone came across them and put mine on facebook i felt humiliated i felt like mine...
    theskier theskier 16-17 Jan 4, 2012

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    i had a really close friend.

    we hit off really well as soon as we met. but i obviously screwed it up... we had just stayed up all night talking a bunch of us and then we went to a lake just outside of the city for sunrise (we got there late) we were all sitting around the lake relaxing when she decided to...
    Anaihsohs Anaihsohs 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I've Always Hated It!!

    It was awful on my wedding day, I didn't have a photographer and everyone else decided they would be!! "over here" "smile" "look this way" "one more" GRRR!!!! I hated it, I do wish now that I had more pictures of my day but it was just...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2007

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    All My Life

    I don't think i've ever liked it. I'm pretty good at dodging photos. It makes me angry for some reason. No matter how drunk I get or how off guard I am. I think something is harwired in my brain that says "must avoid photos at all costs". I really hate when people just point a...
    orderedchaos orderedchaos 22-25, M Aug 18, 2013

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    I Thought It Was Just Me.

    I really, really, hate having my picture taken.  And I work in a business where every time I turn around, someone's taking it.  I don't understand why you don't have the right to refuse this.  I've always hated having my picture taken.  When I was young, my father and others...
    lgmaddox lgmaddox 51-55 Apr 19, 2012

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    Blah!

    I absolutely detest having my picture taken... Specially the ones you don't know are coming. People always manage to try and take a picture of me when i least expect it, and i end up having to fight them to delete it lol.  I don't mind pictures if i'm the one taking them, i...
    EdenEyed EdenEyed 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2010

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    You Can Thank My Sister For That!!

    When we were young my sister had a thing for taking pictures of me.  I don't mean nice ones either.  She would hide in different places, under the bed, around a corner, behind a door etc.. and jump out and snap a photo of me.  They were horrendous!!  I'm not...
    Maqi Maqi 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    this has everything to do with self esteem

    and body image, ready story about body image issues.
    NvBikeBoy NvBikeBoy 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    Does My Opinion Matter?

    I've been told my entire life that I'm a good looking guy, but I don't think so. I can look in a mirror and I know what is commonly refered to as an "atractive man" and I just don't think I measure up. I have just recently realised that I am indeed not "ugly"...
    Wid Wid 26-30, M May 5, 2008

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    Pro At Avoiding Camera's

    I don't think my picture has been taken in about 35 years, except for my wedding photo's, and one other family shoot. I was at church one Sunday, we were having a dinner after services, the lady that took all of the official church pictures kept trying to get my picture and I...
    AcerDeville AcerDeville 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2013

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    Since I Was A Little Kid

    One of the few memory's I have of being quite young was running away and hiding when it came to having family or group pictures taken. My mother got so angry she threw a shoe at me once (missing of course). A few years back my parents sent a collection of baby and school age...
    Fortnight Fortnight 51-55, M Sep 11, 2011

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    Picture Of Me

    I thought that I was the only person with that kind of problem. I see myself very bad in photos. Maybe it's not true, but still it's my feeling. So, I like photos of others but not for me. I used to take photos of 'scenery' and part of my country and sometimes of 'beautiful...
    BenChell BenChell 41-45, M Aug 8, 2012

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    Here's Why:

    Picture taken by me: Picture taken by someone else: What the hell is going on here?! Do I just magically swell to the size of a small elephant when someone other than *me* picks up a camera??? I don't get it! I've done mirror shots and I don't look the way I look when someone...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    Curtails My Life

    I find that many of social networking sites nag you for a photo; especially dating sites. I'm so fearful of having my photo taken that I eventually leave such sites. I think part of my dislike stems from my crazy over-the-top aunt who snapped photos all the time, without asking...
    faithlesslyyours faithlesslyyours 41-45, M Aug 4, 2012

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    Don't Look At Me!!

    I hate having my picture taken for the same reason as most people, I don't like the way I look, so I don't want that captured forever in a photograph.  To avoid getting my picture taken, just make sure I am the one always behind the camera.
    institches1981 institches1981 26-30, F 1 Response May 5, 2008

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    I love taking pictures of other people

    but you get a camera near me and i go mad because i hate having my picture taken i look so ugly!! 
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    You Can Thank My Sister For That!

    ! When we were young my sister had a thing for taking pictures of me. I don't mean nice ones either. She would hide in different places, under the bed, around a corner, behind a door etc.. and jump out and snap a photo of me. They were horrendous!! I'm not lying. Once I...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    Good Night

    How do you take it when someone says goodnight to you? Are you happy that you finally are not to see them again? Does it worry you that you won't waken the next day,like it has me? Do you wonder if the meaning is there for you as in...Have a good Night? ......or,.....Was there an...
    mzdivine mzdivine 56-60 1 Response Jun 6, 2012

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    Call It Superstition, I Guess.

    I am superstitious in weird ways. I have nightmares about vampires. I get paranoid when riding in an elevator. Every time I get in my car, the first thing I do is check the back seat. My most superstitious belief is that every time your picture is taken, a little piece of your...
    JesusKravitz JesusKravitz 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    Can You Hold That Smile For Just A Little Longer?

    So recently, I got this surprise. Surprises are good right? Wrong. This surprise was a family photo shoot with a professional. I had a day notice. My hair needed a cut. My skin was pale. Bo gained weight. It was safe to say I was close to tears. My whole family os...
    fitsie fitsie 18-21, F Jul 25, 2013

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    It's Invasive

    I don't know why it's so painful to have a camera pointed at me.  It feels invasive.  I've always compared it to surgery without anesthesia.  But everyone tells me I'm so photogenic.  Maybe it's uncomfortable because it's like having someone stare at you...
    Nophotos Nophotos 51-55 1 Response May 15, 2009

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    I Hyperventilate.

    i dont know why but when someone takes a picture of me, im hideous. people get upset when i dont want to take pictures with them, clearly they dont understand how traumatizing that is for me. i always look ugly. im happy that everyone else can take pictures and look great but im...
    GreyDaze GreyDaze 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 14, 2013

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    Hate It!!

    i have always hated having my picture taken, cos its as if i feel that i look somehow a little different in real life compared to the way i look in pictures, i mean, its like if i look at myself in the mirror, i know im not the best looking guy in the world, but i look at myself...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    Say Cheese

    Pictures are like a reality show....sometimes they show you something thats not true effects and colors beyond truth...then others it reminds you why you never wanted the picture....its like a mirror pointing out every flaw...dont worry you can zoom in on them too.......why have...
    cookie285 cookie285 13-15, F Apr 9, 2012

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    Okay….so…..I know this is trivial and probably in the long run very unimportant but I feel like I need to say it. So I used to like this guy a lot, but I never liked talking...
    CantThinkofAUsernameNow CantThinkofAUsernameNow 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I hate my friends right now! They keep trying to take me picture!😡
    FantasyButterfly4 FantasyButterfly4 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Can someone please take their time to read this? Its long, 8 pages but it explains a lot about the situation I am currently in. I think a lot of people could relate to this if they...
    elugo12345 elugo12345 18-21, M Apr 1

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. That's always the situation for me. It also seems like I have crushes on chicks...
    elugo12345 elugo12345 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    I instantly throw up my hands and move away from the camera lens. Instantly. The second I see that a camera is pointed at me, I hate that so much.
    thelostbetween thelostbetween 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Am having anxiety but wid blessing of Gud I always take control of ma self I hate anxiety i love to free of tension enjy ma life wideout any stress
    usman1engnieer usman1engnieer 22-25, M Mar 27

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    This is more to do with dating. But I hate always having to make the first move on someone. Cant someone come up to me for once? Bah, I probably wouldn't be able to realize that...
    Incanto33 Incanto33 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I hate it. It has ruined my life in the past and it continues to do so even though I'm on medication for it now. I need to increase my dosage or something, because the tablets I'm...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I hate it with passion.I am sick and tired of bleeding like that every month.It is emotionally draining and I am always suffering in pain.I hate spending money buying all the...
    uzuri84 uzuri84 26-30, F Mar 22

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    'Couz having high expectations on someone or something lead to disappointments!
    khier khier 18-21, F Mar 25

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    Waking up and struggling to breath every morning Wanting to cry, but not knowing why Heart racing from an unknown fear Lying there as waves and waves of negativity and doom wash...
    Greywrld Greywrld 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I don't want to feel bitter.....that's not who I am. I absolutely hate being spiteful, yet that's how I feel right now. I used to be so unemotional.....I need to get back to that...
    imjustagirlnodoubt imjustagirlnodoubt 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    is it really bad to ask to have a descent school photo for once.life is meh :3
    yaysandwich yaysandwich 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Yup only because I never have to courage to ask my crush out and the feelings I have for that person are NEVER returned.No one wants a crazy girl like.Only my ex loved me to death...
    xxsadisticbitchxx xxsadisticbitchxx 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I gate anxiety. My girlfriend has it and it get so *******g annoying. She has it alot and she does nothing about it.
    abusiveman abusiveman 16-17, M Mar 30

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    So I have to cut and paste all my old experiences since I have my new account. Made me realize not only how annoying that is but just how much I've been through these last few...
    Retronatrix Retronatrix 31-35, F Apr 1

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    It makes me wanna pull out my hair , bite my nails , and scream at the next person who touches me
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F Apr 1

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    All emotions do is confuse and upset me. I wish i could get rid of my emotions and just think logically from now on.
    BiO811HazarD BiO811HazarD 18-21, M Apr 1

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    Ur snot dries up fast and leaves u with a bunch of boogars it's embarrassing
    imlooking4somefun imlooking4somefun 13-15, M Apr 2

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    It's really the worse . You put your all into someone who isn't doing it back. Even worse is when they treat you like a friend . I remember I sent my crush " omg babe you're so...
    dawn11235 dawn11235 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I wish I couldn't be able to feel, so sick of all this feelings destroying me :(
    yoyo526 yoyo526 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I was kind of happy there for a second because the person I like usually messages me around this time. Eh, plot twist, he's not going to talk to me anymore. Let me just add that to...
    daniefaye32346 daniefaye32346 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    Without feeling life would be perfect!
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    yeah. Especially when I get super upset, I feel like I might puke, and I cant eat a think. I always get super emotional its a *****, cant ever control my feelings anymore. I used...
    Blissfulkissofdeath Blissfulkissofdeath 13-15, F Apr 10

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    Idk what exactly I am allergic to but for the past two weeks I been walking around sneezing and puffy eyes oh how annoying
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F