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I Hate to Appear In Pictures

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 166 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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    MoonLight1510 MoonLight1510 16-17, F Feb 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I hate taking pictures of myself! Idk how ppl can even do that? I'm not afraid i just donmt feel good to take a selfie :s
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    It's so crazy. I know, but I always wanted to inspire to become a model. Like Naomi Campbell and walked the runway and have my pictures appear up in Times Square. I'm only 17, tho...
    JastonieRyder JastonieRyder 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I love taking pictures of anything and mostly everything but myself. I can't stand it and hate people taking my pictures, thanks to others in my life I horrible when have pictures...
    TashaJade TashaJade 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I have a teacher in my school that I really hate. She quickly assumes stuff, and this is what got me to hate her. Theres a kid in my homeroom who I am friends with. Hes over...
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    To my "dad", When I was little, you used to be everything to me. I looked up to you. You were the best dad ever. But that was back when my mom used to dress me in pink dresses and...
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    Calicogirl20 Calicogirl20 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    no matter how many pictures I take they end up getting deleted .
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    I take family pictures whether it's a birthday or a new baby or wedding. Sometimes I hate being in the picture as I can't stand to see my fat self.
    baraccio baraccio 26-30, M Aug 10

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    Whenever I see myself in the picture, I feel so sad cause I think I'm ugly, But most people say that I'm not. What's wrong with that pictures?
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    Hi Im 13 years old and I hate myself. It all started in 7th grade my thoughts and opinions started to change about myself. I refused to speak to anyone for a period of 5 months...
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