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I Hate to Appear In Pictures

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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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    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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    MoonLight1510 MoonLight1510 16-17, F Feb 16, 2014

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    I just don't feel like i don't look good in

    pictures. I don't know why i just don't like any of the pictures i have of myself
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M Nov 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    my bf and i argue over it a lot cause he doesnt understand that i JUST HATE IT..
    apperentlyicanthavemynameagain apperentlyicanthavemynameagain 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I knew a guy in early 2000,he was a nice friend ,infatuated with me and was a decent photographer.Pretty cute,funny and very loving.He was interested in me but I reject him because...
    walkingwarrior walkingwarrior 26-30, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm so traumatised and pained to what the poor Christians believers endure in Arabic and islamic countries ... I do not know why humans are killing other humans ...why all this...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I like to take many pictures and look at myself in the mirror a lot and people think I'm vain and conceited. However, there's a good enough reason for this... I never really had...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I had a talk with a friend about this. I don't want to post pictures on here because I don't trust the internet. But I kept letting people talk me into it. No more! I don't...
    y2kgirl y2kgirl 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I actually find it kind of distasteful. No offense to anyone who does it. But, I'd hate it if I found out man was sending his friends pictures of me, or swapping pictures of me...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 4

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    I swap my own pictures and only my own pictures . I will not abuse my friends trust by swapping their pictures . As far as I am concerned pictures I receive are for my eyes only...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    i used to not care too much about my appearance but now i avoid mirrors and pictures everyday. i feel ugly everyday at school and i just stay home all day and night because i dont...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I found more of my terrible pictures from when I was younger! Look at that hair! I thought I looked so gangster. Holy frig! And that one with the velvet cape when I did this dance...
    ZacS9 ZacS9 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Pictures are easy to take.But I forced myself to keep one as a profile pic. I don't really like pictures in general and I don't really like my profile pic either.....idk
    Micahbreeart Micahbreeart 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    GAH I just changed my profile picture to a picture of me and I feel weird about it. I hate all my pictures but I feel like I should to take small steps towards more confidence. Idk...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I love taking pictures as long as i'm not in them. They way i look in pictures just destroys picture itself
    Sw33love Sw33love 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I have 100s of pictures of me clothed and naked and I don't care who sees me naked but I hate my face .I try not to let people take close ups of my face because its horrible .I was...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have already had fully grown men send me inappropriate content on here, and I only just changed my profile picture. If you are one of those people, then what the hell do you get...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Everytime I get these perverted messages by people who are decades older than me. I hate it... it even got me to delete mist of my pictures and add anime pictures... and sadly...
    Miridia96 Miridia96 18-21, F 23 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't hate my parents. I'm just making this post to ask a question to those who say this. How could you say you hate your parents? I understand if they abused you and you have a...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Yes, I hate her! I despise her! She is evil! I just found out today that my mil had handpicked a woman for my husband to marry. She said she would have preferred that he had...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Maybe some day I'll do it, but I'd rather just remain a mystery when it comes to appearances for now.
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Modern technology is consuming our lives, and making everyone forget how to be happy the way our race was intended to be. When everything is handed to everybody so conveniently, it...
    jessicavictoria1841 jessicavictoria1841 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I wish I looked in pictures like I look like in the mirror. It's not the same. I wish I could see what I look like through other peoples eyes.
    giveitatryok giveitatryok 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I have hated myself since I was 13. It started as low self esteem but every time I made a mistake I would hate myself a little more. I am now 21 and would love to just be gone. I...
    sierraladeirdre sierraladeirdre 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Let me tell you a short story that explains why I have this title for one of my experiences on EP. Picture a young woman with a petite body and a weight of 150 lbs. Now picture...
    LunarStone LunarStone 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Most of my ex girlfriends hate that I'd rather go out and take pictures then spend time with them, I hope to end up with a girl that enjoys photography as much as I do.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    oh god pictures always ruin me
    AndySiixx AndySiixx 16-17, M 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Lately my insecurities with my appearance has gotten a lot worse. I am depressed all the time, I look in the mirror and hate what I see. I don't think I'm pretty, and I think I'm...
    JessicaAlways JessicaAlways 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    It's the worst time a month I can't handle it who does I hate every time it comes I really hate this ****
    flife flife 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    Why.Must.I.Be.Here? I can't handle myself. I just can't... I'm so done and over myself.. I sell myself short, I disrespect myself, I intentionally hurt myself... I'm all sorts...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    My mother was the smartest of her class, and she is a successful CEO. My parents got divorced when I was 5 and my mom raised me and my brother. I am intelligent too, but she never...
    Isampr Isampr 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1533766690226995 Like seriously.. What the actual Fučk! This video about judgement is very very very real. I guarantee everyone's gonna not...
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 8 Responses Apr 9

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    So things got better, because they broke up in the start of this year (they didn’t even last 6 months, this shows what a b**** she really it and my dad finally realised it.) From...
    Secret179688 Secret179688 18-21 1 Response Mar 21

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    I like tomato sauce, tomato soup, tomatoes in spaghetti bolognese and lasagne. But i HATE raw tomatoes. Even if it's cooked but still in it's full form and not sliced or diced, i...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 27

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    I used to hate my old best friend. Yet I cared about her at the same time. She used to steal from me every time she came over. I had proof of it most of the time. I would lose...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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