I Hate Having My Picture Taken

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 869 People

    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

    It's So Annoying!

    I hate when people just take pictures of you when you don't even know that they are, and refuse to delete the picture! It's even worse when they post it online.
    BlueEyedGirl11 BlueEyedGirl11
    16-17, F
    Aug 23, 2009

    What I see in a picture doesn't match what I

    have in my mind. I think I look worse in real life but other people say I look fine.
    hereok hereok
    46-50, M
    Dec 29, 2015

    I hate having any kind of picture taken by

    people of me because it feels weird and awkward. In my head I'm like "Oh god this is weird and awkward" and I get anxiety or something. Especially when they take like a million years to take the picture. Like just take the god damn picture! Your just standing there alone or with...
    Kimb3rlyN Kimb3rlyN
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 23, 2014

    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

    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

    I hate having my picture taken I don't take

    pictures of myself at all but I love taking pictures just not of myself!
    DarkWorld98 DarkWorld98
    16-17, F
    Jul 1, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Jul 25, 2013

    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

    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
    Nicoandme Nicoandme
    13-15, F
    Jan 1, 2015

    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

    Pictures Don't Lie

    I have spent half my life avoiding pictures. I think the problem with a picture is it doesn't lie. I am a big fat guy. I know that, but seeing a picture of myself really brings it home. For some reason looking in the mirror does not cause the same despair as a picture. I...
    eMemaN eMemaN
    36-40, M
    Oct 28, 2011

    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
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2013

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 14, 2013

    I don't like having my picture taken.

    I don't like smiling because I hate my smile both forced and non-forced. I don't like getting my picture taken.
    jm4life jm4life
    18-21, M
    Sep 9, 2014

    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, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2007

    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
    16-17, F
    Apr 9, 2012

    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

    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, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2014

    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, 2014

    I try to avoid getting my picture taken

    as much as possible. I've never liked it i don't see the need in my picture being taken.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989
    26-30, M
    Oct 4, 2015

    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

    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
    5 Responses Dec 17, 2012

    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
    1 Response Apr 19, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    even as a kid I've always hated having my

    picture taking. I just think I'm so ugly in them so I don't take them
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    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

    I am body confident yet dislike having my

    picture taken. I hate posing for pictures, I don't really know why. Hubby likes to take pictures of me and I always find it .. a deep sigh "oh OK then" lol! I suppose I prefer to be in the flesh. We were at a part the other week and hubby wanted to take pictures of me there. I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Feb 18, 2015

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