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I Hate to Appear In Pictures

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 159 People

    In Retrospect It's a Pity, But

    I have hated appearing in pictures ever since I was a small child. I have kind of missed out on evidence of huge swathes of personal history because of my hatred of having my photo taken. Recently, I went to stay with a life-long friend who became a real shutter-bug...
    Pixie87 Pixie87 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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    Stupid People

    "Smile." She said, assuming that I wanted to be a part of her braindead photo collage. I ignored her and kept on reading. Click. "That's a lousy picture, why aren't you even smiling?" She said in an accusing tone. I glared at her intently. "Did I...
    Drokles Drokles 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 28, 2009

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    Equal Rights For Us Women of Ep!!!!

    Why is it that most of the people here on EP who post photos of themselves are women? What's with the men of EP? We women enjoying seeing who we are chatting with as well as you men do!  This is unfair treatment and should be addressed immediately! hehehe! ...
    pixelita pixelita 36-40, F 38 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    Because I Am So Ugly...

    I look disgusting in pictures so avoid them at any costs. I get angry when anyone tries to take one of me and when I see photos of myself, I want to cry. Sometimes I can't believe I walk around looking so vile.
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses May 18, 2011

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    Not a Thrill

    I'm not picture material. Don't enjoy seeing myself in them. Doesn't matter what body or clothes you give me. Still would be ... uncomfortable. I read years and years ago that the American Indians believed that the "box" (the camera) would capture their spirit. It...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2008

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    MoonLight1510 MoonLight1510 16-17, F Feb 16

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    Hmm...

    Not so much hate, as I really don't want to leave any trace that I once existed, I've always felt like that one day I'll disappear, and maybe it won't be as painful for my friends and family if they didn't have anything to remember me by.
    CuriousBlackCat CuriousBlackCat 26-30, M Feb 4, 2013

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    Life Is Ironic

    Wouldn't you know it - just when you need to post some pictures - those things you once believed about yourself are  now true!    For instance, I was thin and beautiful but I thought I was ugly and fat, talk about irony...
    Aristartle Aristartle 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2008

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    EEWW

    Just don't come out in pictures the way I perceive myself to be. I'm fun, free, young at heart and loving and when I see a picture or reflection I just see old, battered, hurt... I prefer to stay in denial.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 28, 2007

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    A Picture Is A Thousand Lies.

    I hate it when people take pictures of me. when they tell me to smile, and i smile. i dont like it when years later i see it. i see a girl smiling straight into the camera... i think back to that moment, was i happy? i fake the smile, a picture is a lie. There was this one...
    VictimOfCircumstance VictimOfCircumstance 13-15, F Aug 30, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Idk why. Probably just cuz I suck at taking pictures lol but I really do hate taking pictures.
    toiletwater toiletwater 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I only like to take pictures of myself when I'm alone. I don't like group pictures or people that snap a picture of me just for fun. I always get insecure when we are doing such...
    WillsWill WillsWill 16-17, M Jul 20

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    Absolutely cannot stand pictures, especially when they are on social networking sites, it takes me at least an hour to find a picture I like
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F a week ago

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    My self image is so bad I am really not photogenic I just hate it
    Sproketsocet Sproketsocet 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    Plain and simple. Can't stand selfies either.
    SweetAlone13 SweetAlone13 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    Tonight I had a terrible argument with my boyfriend. I've been dealing with my depression the best I know how. It's nothing I can't get over but I still hate all this internal hurt...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Ok, I have a really big issue with this. Every day some man between the ages of 40-60 adds me to their circle. Ok, that's fair enough, I have no problem with that. Then, they talk...
    EmmaLL1999 EmmaLL1999 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I hate pictures of me I look so weird in them I don't know I am the kind of people who has no self confidence when it comes to pictures I look at it n I hate how I look in it...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Last night a "girl" from here started messaging me. She seems pretty cool and had lots of pictures in her profile. Seems legit. I started talking to her and for some reason I...
    ChristIvan ChristIvan 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 15

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    I don't take many pictures of myself, and when others take pictures of me I'm always left thinking "oh well thanks for capturing my fat side"
    Annapie Annapie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I mostly manage to look bad in pictures. My eyes especially. Lately the dark circles I have caused by working too much and not resting enough make me look like a zombie in the...
    LeahNl LeahNl 31-35, F Jul 12

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    Girl noo😂👎 but honestly this place is too low profile to be posting modelling pictures on, that's how I knew. And if you're gonna take pictures from ANYONE, you probably...
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    My sister is getting married tomorrow and the whole thing has been a royal pain in my ***. My sister was raised by her father (we are half sisters) and she was given every luxury...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    He confuses me. Some days, I swear i see clear hints that he likes me. Other days, it's as if he's avoiding me. I can't get him out of my head. He's the first thing i think about...
    confusionswirlinginmyhead confusionswirlinginmyhead 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I really can't help but feel ugly 24/7. When people tell me I'm beautiful I feel like they're either being nice or they're lying to my face. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. No...
    Xcinderella Xcinderella 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Me and mom have this love hate relationship, it basically all started when I was young; she was a workaholic and my great-grandma for 19 years, has been my mom for me and my best...
    Xmidniteangel15X Xmidniteangel15X 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    My partner’s son is turning 20 this weekend. I have known him since he was born. I have never been awarded the role of step mom though. There are a few reasons for that. 1...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Just a warning, especially to the guys. There is a profile on here called 'LibertyDumas', she is a girl who has pictures of Emily Rudd, a very beautiful woman from Tumblr, who is...
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I don't like the way I look, but I try to carry on and accept at least some pictures of myself.
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 15

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    Ozstra'yin SOCIOPATHS. The word "sociopath" pops up quite frequently in this forum when we are discussing some of the traits that leave room for improvement in the ozzie character...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Okay so all these pictures are to show how different I can look, and yes I'm black but I hate the way it makes people think try an judge me sometimes... So I went to the shop and...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Ok first before any creeps on here think of messaging me random ****, read this! •A long time ago in December 2013, I joined EP just to read about people's experience and see if...
    starbucksunicorn00 starbucksunicorn00 13-15, F Jul 18

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    How do you look at someone's profile pictures through your iPhone?
    Shhhhandenjoy Shhhhandenjoy 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Samantha54321 is using fake pictures
    river05 river05 56-60, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was doing an art project about things society has rules against talking about, and one of the subjects was mixed race marriages. So i tried to look up some pictures to use as...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 16-17, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I hate my life I hate it ! I'm just Gon Head and just die
    misunderstoodQueen misunderstoodQueen 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I love my room. I love how cute and versatile it is, my palace. But I step out to get food, to simply eat, and a large wave of disgust sweeps over me. I just look around and see...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I really do hate my body. I'm not one of those kind of people who complain about the way they look and don't even try to Change it. If I could change the way my body is, I would. I...
    citali citali 16-17, F Jul 10

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    I wasn't able to carry a baby to full term so when my sister called me 3 days after her daughter's 12th birthday I jumped at the chance to take my niece into our home. We had just...
    Megit Megit 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Ok I know this is super shallow but tonight she used my soap for my face.it was so obvious because 1.it was wet and there was soap suds.the kind that only appear when someone...
    redroseofgrace redroseofgrace 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I hate my husband. I pay for everything . Food. Electricity. Water. Health insurance. Doctor bills. Dentist bills. Car insurance . House insurance . Clothes for kids. Any and all...
    ohiogirl789 ohiogirl789 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 2

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    This is so true for me. I hate if someone points camera at me and i am so glad we are not allowed to have mobile phones at school, so no girl can take pictures.
    yulico yulico 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    I hate my boyfriends friends. They are so rude and never even say hi to me. Once I was at my boyfriends house, and a group of his friends outside started banging on the door and on...
    sammiee0715 sammiee0715 18-21, F Jul 7

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    A lot of ep hate me and say i am like running after under age kids. I would say look at my profile and my pictures to see if i am running after any. I want to show that i am not a...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 9

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    I hate my body so much that I can't: post pictures of myself on social media anymore, walk without being scared that people are looking at my 'butt', look at someone in the eye...
    citali citali 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I have never really accepted the way I look, It didn't help that throughout my entire life I was bullied and insulted because of my looks, I hate showing my face and I hate being...
    LunaValentine LunaValentine 18-21, M Jul 15

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    I have been an LPN now for 4 years after having been a care aide for 5 years and all I can say is that I am trying desperately to get out of this horrible cult .. I truly hate my...
    moxy730 moxy730 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I have been told my many people that I have a lopsided face and uneven eyebrows and that I need to fix it. I understand that I'm not perfect but I still feel insecure about because...
    RenataJ RenataJ 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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