I always had people (strangers, family, girlfriends and even some of my guy friends) commenting on my looks telling me that i'm handsome and that i have such beautiful eyes and bla bla bla. I always think i'm really good looking when i look at myself in the mirror. I would give myself a high rate but then when i take a photo of me, i think i look absolutely gross and completely different from how i look in the mirror. This has been annoying me since i was a kid and i always thought i look weird in photos. Mirror = handsome. photos = no matter how many times i tried, i still look like absolute shit and i feel like i need to spank myself for being this ugly. So i tried to take some photos of me and then ask some close people to tell me if the photos look different from what i look in real life and in the mirror. So it was a differentiation between three (photos, mirror, real life). All of those i asked said that i look the same and that there's maybe a little difference and that i look as attractive in real life as in photos. This pisses me off and mind fucks me. What the hell is wrong with my mind (or face)? why do i think i am a 9 in the mirror and a 4 in the photo? (By the way, i always think i look a little better when i take the picture from the mirror's reflection).
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It's because in the mirror what you see is 'flipped'; it's a 'mirror image' rather than what other people see. You're more used to seeing that so when you see a photo of yourself you feel like it looks really weird. There's also issues of focal length; the focal length of the camera will make a big difference0