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I Hate to Appear In Pictures

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 188 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't get why so many people hate sharing pictures. Nobody's perfectly happy with how they look, but if someone wants to see you then surely there's something they like about you...
    oOoitslucyoOo oOoitslucyoOo 22-25, F 3 Responses May 7

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    I hate 'dirty pictures', there's nothing 'dirty' about being naked haha. Dirty makes it sound like it's something bad.
    oOoitslucyoOo oOoitslucyoOo 22-25, F 18 Responses May 7

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    I had to start paying $50 a week in rent when I turned twelve. I got a job doing some serious physical labor after school and did just that. I busted my ***, God I worked so hard...
    somelostdude somelostdude 36-40, M 6 hrs ago

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    I try to shy away from this experience, but I can't deny the truth. It's not necessarily the fact that I hate being ugly. It's the fact that humans are repulsed by my appearance. I...
    Answerswouldbenice Answerswouldbenice 31-35, M 2 Responses May 12

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    I am the youngest of 5 siblings. I hate it when people say to me "I wish I had a big family". I can honestly tell you I hate having a big family. The bullying and politics that...
    hickey1976 hickey1976 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    To say I dislike you....hum... I use too, I use to despise you, fear you, avoid you. I spent my childhood, and young womanhood in the clutches of such men. I hated you! You were...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 6 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    My mother makes me so frustrated. This may not seem loke that big of a deal to some but to me it is. I have a paralysis in the right side of my face called bells palsy. Its not as...
    jenyc jenyc 16-17, F 3 Responses May 10

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    I need help! I hate my mother in law! Any time her name is mentioned or I hear her voice I literally feel sick to my stomach! This woman has her hooks into my husband and I do not...
    pissedoff1966 pissedoff1966 46-50, F 3 Responses May 16

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    I decided to give Facebook another go, but since nothing ever seems to happen there, I followed Marilyn Manson's page. I started going through the pictures, because that's what...
    TheAnonymousINFx TheAnonymousINFx 18-21, F May 16

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    I have a crush on my high school classmate and he seems to be a heartthrob now at his different school. I hate getting jealous to the girls he has pictures with. We have pictures...
    mikosaurus mikosaurus 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Is it normal to absolutely hate how you look in pictures but feel that if someone else takes the picture it looks a lot better? It's just a peeve of mine.
    MikeBrin MikeBrin 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I just can't stand guys They don't deserve to be called 'MEN' I hate '********' who abuse women
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I absolutely HATE my job, but i am also thankful to have one. I work at the back of a butcher shop, as a cleaner/general assistant, but i work with a bunch of lazy f*ckwits...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    I despise myself for being so weak, and for showing my weakness to other people. I thought that it was for my best. I thought that it can help me personally, so they can help me...
    ilovesakura ilovesakura 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I hate the area I live in I want to run away
    Kittyk22 Kittyk22 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    What really grinds my gears is when I try and talk and suggest things to people, they completely ignore me and I hate when people think they're expert enough on things and they...
    agdnn agdnn 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Apparently this needs to be said.. It's possible for someone of any race to be racist against another person of any race. If you hate someone or view them as inferior/superior...
    nodolagem nodolagem 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I hate my common dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. If I could choose I'd get rid of my light brown skin for white skin. I'd choose blue or green eyes and would choose soft hair...
    wassup305 wassup305 16-17, F 39 mins ago

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    Girls use fake pictures also they should use there real pictures and they are stupid
    carlosgalindo1010 carlosgalindo1010 18-21, M 7 Responses May 2

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    It is safe to say that you are looking to make insane pictures? Here we have a complete aide for you through which you can make different insane things. Simply do visit to any...
    fotosage02 fotosage02 22-25, F May 8

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    So I've just joined this site, and I joined it because I'm feeling some unhealthy feelings right now towards my mom, and I just have to vent. Usually my best friend is the one I...
    Mstootiredtocare Mstootiredtocare 18-21, F 3 Responses May 14

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    I felt the need to agree and disagree with this opinion. I, for one, am fine with profile pictures which may not show the real person. I don't agree with using a real person as yr...
    Human4 Human4 13-15, M May 14

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    Mid Semester Final Exam One night Jack Evans, along with his 3 university friends went out drinkinig till late night, as many college students are prone to do, and didn't study...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses Apr 26

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    I hate my iPhone !! Sure, it looks awesome and takes great pictures but "managing" the files and stuff is a PITA compared to my Xperia ZR android phone. And yeah, I hate iTunes...
    marxpain marxpain 26-30, M Apr 30

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    ‚Äč‘Baltimore Is Here': Ethiopian Israelis protest police brutality in JerusalemIsrael/Palestine Ben Norton on May 1, 2015Ethiopian Israelis took to the streets of Jerusalem...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 5 Responses May 3

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    I have emotionally abusive parents. My mother thinks it's okay to put me with siblings that I dislike and will bring up stuff from the stuff to provoke my anger, she comments on my...
    melodicsadness melodicsadness 18-21, F May 2

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    I hate in the past It always happen in my dream. I hate it. I want to forget it. Every time I try don't thought it but It will appear in my dream and then I awake up I felt sad and...
    nimkansiri nimkansiri 22-25, F May 11

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    Here is the ultimate guide to Aussies and how to deal with them. Your experiences in life will support this: Anglo/Aussie people at work typically: 1. are masters at small talk 2...
    malaysianinoz malaysianinoz 26-30, M 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    UGH they disgust me! Honestly, some people on here are a disgrace to humanity. Do they have no decency whatsoever?! Seriously, day after day I get messages from people of all ages...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    What can I say? Just the usual suspect, the bullies, the picking on, the anguish you want to do something but you couldn't? I suppose I beat myself up every now and than. Sometimes...
    Cudd1efish Cudd1efish 26-30, M 1 Response May 4

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    I know it's a cartoon and I don't hate it but when you have a show like "South Park" that's mostly parodies/satire that's grounded on reality, you would expect the creators to...
    andrewvickers andrewvickers 22-25, M May 6

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    I was about 13 when my mom married my step-dad and from the time we started living together until he kicked me out of the house when I turned 18, he was pretty much always a jerk...
    MissAmanda2u MissAmanda2u 26-30, F 2 Responses May 8

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