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I Hate to Appear In Pictures

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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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    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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    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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    MoonLight1510 MoonLight1510 16-17, F Feb 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I hate smiling because it isn't me. My mom says "you're beautiful, I don't care what you say". I have been called ugly to the point that I believe it. When I tell stories, I don't...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I thought this site was for people who's has experiences or going through experiences? Pfft. More like a sex site. This isn't a **** site you know. To those girls who is sick and...
    SarahLouise98 SarahLouise98 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    I often borrow my dad's camera and make random shots :D It is really fun, I like the art of photography. Sometimes I try to enhance the pictures afterwards too, but I am not good...
    SweetNatalie SweetNatalie 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I don't know how else to explain this. I really hate the way I look. I never have the confidence to ever take off my shirt in public...... Right now, I'm in pool in my gym class...
    SgtRecker97 SgtRecker97 16-17, M Oct 8

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    I don't like being to told to smile for one thing...and then flash photography, makes me look more pissed off! I've always hated my own pictures, even as a kid. There are very few...
    hellcat88 hellcat88 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I have experienced horrific racism at hotel du vin Brighton 10 years ago I happened to be passing by hotel du vin Brighton in ship street one afternoon after I lost my job at cafe...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't want any one to reply I just want to rant. I ******* hate people, I ******* hate how they say crap about people behind peoples back I hate how they think it's okay to make...
    Chocolate29 Chocolate29 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    I was born with excess fat on my stomach and even when I got super skinny and wore size 2 and I was super lean and fit I still had that stomach. Now I stopped dancing, I gained...
    InternationGal InternationGal 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I always have to edit my pictures I hate how I look If I don't edit it my hair have to look nice and perfect or my makeup
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Oct 11

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    I hate several things about how I look in pictures. I think my problem is that I think I am better looking than I actually am. Too bad! I'm sticking with it! Lol!!
    Sunbox Sunbox 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    People keep asking for pictures and when I say no (because I barely know them) they say I am a fake! I am NOT a fake, I am just uncomfortable with sharing pictures of myself...
    secretly1honest secretly1honest 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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    This isn't one of the appearance based posts in here. Probably because I don't really care much for my appearance. Anyway the love part would be the flexibility and strength that...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    I hate my parents because when I was young my mom had an affair with a family friend and he would emotionally abuse me and my mom would join in. My dad knew and did nothing about...
    courage7654 courage7654 18-21, F Sep 29

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    I hate him with everything I own. I just hate him so damn much it's freaking crazy. I hate how he played me, and cheated. And made me feel bad for how his mom abused him but then...
    katstho katstho 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I have decided to write a post on a very important issue. I am SICK and TIRED of opening up a magazine or seeing a photo on the internet where women are being photoshopped to cover...
    EmmaXP EmmaXP 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 4

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    Two Annoying Habits: This forum is frequented by a group of people with two annoying habits. These habits are often repeated on a regular basis. Habit number one: If you don't...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    So it all started when i was young when my dad killed my mom and started using me...i felt dirty....very ....unfit for . then when i started cutting i felt even worse because of...
    EmoNekoNiki EmoNekoNiki 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 23

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    Lolololol yes. I hate you. I hate you so much. Who? My father. Why? Well. Long story... **** it I'll tell you. So he left me before I was born. He didn't even know me and he...
    uselessperson64 uselessperson64 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    People probably wouldn't think this if they knew me. I mean I have no good reason to hate myself I just do. I have never technically been bullied and I have some friends and nice...
    BlueSkysGreySkys BlueSkysGreySkys 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm still very upset and angry that I have allowed a white French guy to treat me like a doormat and do all sorts of horrific things I'm very upset with myself that I'm very weak...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    My friend just took my senior photos for me and didn't edit them at all. She has more acne than me and her skin looks flawless in her pictures, and she posted them on her page so...
    Selphira Selphira 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    So, of course I don't wanna go even deeper into the perilous but surprisingly shallow labyrinth of self-loathing... But it's so, so difficult at times. The problem...the problem...
    Ewoo Ewoo 18-21 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Jansen11- haha this kid is so creepy haha he was faking to be a 12 year old transgender and using pictures from Google but then he changed his profile and was using the...
    ReeceDF98 ReeceDF98 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I should really get rid of Facebook. At least the account that has "friends" on it. Somebody got back into their MySpace account so they were sharing all of the pictures from there...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F Oct 3

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    I laugh at and pity those who use their internet to create fake personas deceiving people on websites. Who has the time? It's clear you are miserable and not happy with the person...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 11

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    Ohhh my god my pictures come out horrible. Where do I start!! It's either my left or right eye that is not cooperating for the picture. Or sometimes one check has more makeup than...
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    Seriously tho . I hope thats not how I look to other people. I look beautiful in the mirror and ehh in pictures like why?
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I might like 1 out of 50 pictures!!!
    Bela21 Bela21 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I can't stand the notion of race. We are ALL Humans! I was born in South Korea and adopted by a white family in America when I was 2 months old. I've never experienced blatant...
    jjewell84 jjewell84 26-30, F 23 Responses a week ago

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    I will seriously take a bunch of pictures, delete all but one, then look at the last one until it turns ugly and then delete it, LOL. I need to stop overthinking everything.
    xsimplysara xsimplysara 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Posting you hate SM on EP is kinda like saying I hate sandwiches while eating a sandwhich.
    marketingprguy marketingprguy 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    I hate my dad. he is so ******* mean to me and has cheated on my mom. He had no reason to cheat and I absolutely hate him for it
    lyrtai lyrtai 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I absolutely hate my father, and I'm the type of person that loves everyone even if they hate me. Pretty much wish he was in hell http://youtu.be/5OW_bd1UjqM I wish he was my...
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 27 mins ago

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    so i have a crush on this girl, its been a while now since i met her on a texting app through people who hate me and stuff and a few mounths ago she use to like me too. we use to...
    jam773 jam773 26-30, M Sep 20

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    My country "Egypt" is just a fake country that can't be classified religious or secular Its people are very stupid dogmatic people, they always prejudge and classify each other...
    Egyptian1Dentist Egyptian1Dentist 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    I cant help it. I constantly look down on myself. My mother is a psychopath. Growing up, I didn't have a good role model. My mother lied all the time, and my dad was foolish enough...
    InsertMyName InsertMyName 13-15, F Oct 4

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    I am wishing that the men who have rejected even having general conversations with me because I am ugly would at least tell me I was right instead of going silent. Something like...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 9 Responses Oct 6

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    I do i really do... i hate ao much what ive done to my skin over the years. Im 19 and ever since i remember getting my first pimple that i picked at i havnt stopped. That was...
    kimmay67 kimmay67 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I hate that everyone can tell me I have great curves and that I look adorable for my age and I am really cute when I know I'm not. Now I'm not bragging by saying all this because...
    kimkandi kimkandi 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 22