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I'm exactly the same! I think i look attractive in the mirror and in real life however I must just not be photogenic at all because I honestly look dreadful in photos and people have mentioned that I look different in photos. My ex used to laugh at how bad I looked in photos and go on about how if I looked like that on real life he wouldn't be with me
Haha! I always look at photos and say "oh. Is that what I actually look like? ". Then again, I'm always disappointed when I look in the mirror too! But yes, photos are not good. Do you think you'd look alright in a photo of you looking in a mirror?
I gain weight in the seconds it takes to snap a pic. Also someone sneaks up and removes my makeup and frizzes out my hair. I don't know how it happens that I can look in a mirror and like what I see, curves, and then a photo turns it into a shapeless lump.
Well, a photo shows you as others see you, but it can be affected by lighting etc. and a mirror shows your reversed image. A video is even better as you are in motion.
One way you can see yourself as others see you, is to hold 2 mirrors together at an angle until you are able to see the unreversed you. It can be creepy. I believe there is a theory about the brain preferring things that it has repeated exposure to. And as our faces are unsymmetrical, seeing your unreversed image can seem odd (lopsided eyes, mouth etc).
I don't think the photo image is the real image of yourself though. As I've said above I usually look dreadful in photos however there's been a couple of photos I've taken where I look amazing but it was all to do with angle and lighting as I know for sure I don't look like that really and it took about 20 selfies in a row til I looked good!