When was the last time you took a look at yourself in the mirror and said, “wow, I’m actually pretty good looking?”
By - RegularGuyy
I have felt this way my whole life. It deeply confuses me. In the mirror I look cool or decent. In pictures, it looks like half my face is melting down and as if my eye is genuinely an inch above the other. It really messes with me because I don't really understand what I look like. It's actually something I'm working on with my therapist.
It sorta makes sense tho because I think we're seeing ourselves with an extra critical eye and we're so used to seeing ourselves from the one angle
I hope we both find some peace with this shit.
Jesus, this resonated with me. I have struggled with facial dysmorphia my entire life. It got so bad I couldn’t even have conversations because I was so distracted with thinking about how freakish I look. I had therapy but they could not understand it at all. One thing that’s helped is video recording myself and then watching it back through squinted eyes and slowly becoming okay with the way that I look despite the asymmetry. It does build confidence eventually, I’m much better than I was 6 months ago. You just have to be consistent with it, recording yourself for even 10 seconds a day and then watching it back. It reprograms the way you think about your looks. I call it video camera therapy. If you wanna chat I’d be happy to
The struggle is real, OP. Hope you keep getting better with this!
always for me
then i take out my phone to take a pic, i never find myself attractive
Go on with your sexy self, OP!💃🏿😛😉🚨
When it was just my torso in the mirror and I couldn't see any of my face. Cut off head does wonders for my looks.
>Cut off head does wonders for my looks.
Ahh, the Jeffrey Dahmer approach to fashion...
Every damn Day - because if you don’t believe it nobody else will !
I like how you think and do - looking into the mirror all deep-eyes and rallying your hawtness is a nice thing!
Idk like 3 incarnations ago
I want to say before the pandemic. I was working on myself (emotionally, spiritually, and physically)so it was all the time. But recently, it was last week. It felt so good to actually look in the mirror and be happy.
Every day, if I can't love me how can I expect others too
Sometime around 2006
Hate it, eventually I’ll see how I really look and any esteem I foolishly allowed myself to have crashes down.
I just realized I only do that when I like the outfit I'm wearing.
I think it was before Covid. I kinda let myself go recently.
About a month ago. I have the beginnings of abs and a good chest, my waist looks pretty great but I have an annoying pocket of flub/skin on my stomach that has to be tightened up.
Perfection is overrated. Savoy your hard work todayyyyyyy!
When I'm on shrooms I get pretty into myself lol. So, last weekend.
i never did that
When I was in my 30s.
No not really, I look in the mirror and always think that until I see a photograph of myself.
Every fucking time.
After a 44 km lone walk. And I was a little dehydrated. 43y old with viseble abs... That was 5 months ago
I wank to myself in the mirror every day so everyday.
Never. I tried to be honest with myself.
Either long ass time ago or never happened,i can't remember
I actually believe that I am pretty good looking. But the outside world doesn't and that discrepancy is very hard to square without second guessing yourself.
F**k the outside world - live for you and to your own sexy arse beat!
Today and will do it tomorrow.
This morning. It’s a new feeling that I’ve never had before, but after some hard work in the gym and kitchen I’m seeing results and feeling good (and unapologetic) about them.
Everytime I go to work. Being forced to dress nice for money does wonders for your self-esteem.
Last month. I was aggressively working out again. I had my beard coming back in. Unfortunately that confidence is gone again. I’ve lost my routine. I’ll get back at it eventually, but when I’m in peak physical condition my confidence is sky high. It compensates for all the flaws I see in myself. I feel fit and capable of protecting those I love, and I feel quite attractive when my muscles fill out form fitting clothing.
Yes, ladies I notice when you stare at my giant chiseled chest. I love it. I know what you’re little perverted mind is thinking when you do. Just as you do when my eyes wander where they don’t belong.
About 5 minutes ago
On Saturday 18th September 2021, 8:30PM(GMT +5:30)
Oh lord, it's hard to be humble.
When I'm perfect in every way.
I cant wait to look in the mirror.
Cause I get better looking each day.
To know me is to love me.
Well I must be a hell of a man.
Oh lord, it's hard to be humble,
But I'm doing the best that I can.
When I'm in shape. Simples.
I've noticed about me theres a very strict boundary around 16% BF where my face dramatically changes. When I was a teenager I could get away with a bit above this, but not these days.
Every fucking day
This morning just before work.
The other day but after getting rejected it's kinda gone haha
Bout August 2011
23:11 EST +3
Before I started losing my hair
Not in the mirror but in a pic I took recently on vacation. Thought to myself…I look pretty damn good
When I was like 5 when the world hadn’t bludgeoned me to death.
you guys have way too many questions about mirrors
Like 5 minutes ago. I'm a sexy little bitch.
Last night ! I’m gorgeous 🤤
About 2 year ago, from there was only downhill
Yesterday. Had a bandana, looked like Solid Snake in the mirror.
About 10 mins ago…
every day. but every day i also look and think wow i look like shit. i can never convince myself of either
Every day! It does wonders for your confidence. If anyone struggles with this, just pick one feature you have that you enjoy and start there!
When I grow facial hair which I enjoy trimming/grooming
Ten years ago probably. I was hot but I’ve let myself get comfortable and don’t put in the same effort I used to.
I used to be in better shape, dressed well and always had new clothes. Not bragging but I had messages like crazy on OKCupid and Tinder.
Now I feel like I have no reason to put in all that effort because most women are taken by the time you are 32 and I’ve gotten used to the Dad bod.
Never. But there’s this mirror in the bathroom at work that for some reason every time I look in it I’m like “huh, I’m actually not completely that bad looking”.
A month ago. My face has been breaking out though since I stopped my skincare routine so I gotta start that back up.
Everyday because self care
Lol that's funny.
You don't start balding at 16 and ever think nice things about yourself after that point in time.
When I took the Pic I'm using as my profile picture now. It's been a couple months since and I always feel like that's when I peaked and every time I look at myself now I wish I could go back to then even though I haven't stopped working out lol.
I started focusing on lower body more so I could stay proportional looking and it sometimes feels like I'm looking not as good as before... anyways body dysmorphia sucks ass especially more when I feel like I'm slipping back into being overweight again.
27 years and still not ever thought that, doubt it will ever change.
Just a few minutes ago. However, because of my big, giant nose, it depends a lot on the angle.
Literally never, I hate mirrors and I hate looking at myself in general.
Ten minutes ago.
Shame I photograph like the bastard lovechild of Joseph Merrick and Mr. Potatohead.
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away..
In the mirror, almost all the time.
In photos though, it depends. If it's out in bright sunlight, never. If I'm standing next to people more than 2 or 3 inches taller than me, I start to feel self conscious about my height(I'm about 5'7, so like just under the average height margin)
It used to happen a lot. The further into my 20s being single I get, the less I think it.
Pretty much every time, it's bad for my health, I'm narcissistic enough already.
About 18 years ago
When I was 200lbs, now I'm at 260ish but I fluctuate every few years