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Sarah Palin Hates the Photo of Her in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People

Do You Hate Seeing Recent Photos of Yourself?

Former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin made it onto the list of Time's 100 Most Influential People, but she's not loving how she looks in the photo featured on the pages of the magazine. She told reporters, "I never like to see a picture of myself, to tell you the truth!"

Some people hate having their photo taken; it makes them feel self-conscious about their appearance. When in college and a bit heavier, seeing photos of myself reminded me how unhappy I was about my weight. On the other hand, if you're proud of your body, seeing your photo can give you a confidence boost. Whether I like photos of myself or not, I must admit they are effective visual motivation.

So tell me . . .

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Asche Asche 5 years
LOL. Thanks, kastarte...you're totally right. But, I didn't mean to upset anyone. My Sarah Palin comment was a joke, but apparently some users can't sense these things without the presence of an emoticon. So, I'll revise: "I completely agree. I, too, hate seeing photos of Sarah Palin." :) :) :) :P :P :) :) :)
kastarte2 kastarte2 5 years
"one of the things i liked about this site was that you needed a username to comment. " :thumbsup: If a controversial political figure is going to be used as fodder for a story, some one is going to make a politically minded comment. Duh. I don't love all pictures of myself. I went through a teenaged phase of not allowing myself to be photographed at all but that is just silly. You are who you are and you can embrace it or be ashamed. Even the crappy looking pictures of me are still me. I am not perfect and that is okay.
ticamorena ticamorena 5 years
i don't know, i get a looot of complements on my pics (even the v. few times i've less than sober!) I have a symetrical face, proportionate small nose and my smile is my best feature, but don't like having my photo taken (i find it interrupts/ takes away from the moment) in fact, i carry my own camera precisely to shield my face from photo nazis.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 5 years
I agree with anonymous, even if there is no user name. I also agree with Meowphotog. Please do not post pictures of me on your facebook where my eyes are half closed or my hair is looking crazy. That should be common courtesy.
Meowphotog Meowphotog 5 years
There are some photos out in the world of me that are decent and then there are most photos out in the world of me that are terrible. And I love when I get tagged on facebook in them for the whole world to see. It's very sweet of people to do that. I've totally confronted someone about that with a "don't you know that's a really bad photo of me?? why is it on the internet?"
2muchtv 2muchtv 5 years
Anyone watch Top Model? PRACTICE! I used to take consistently bad pictures, but lately I started posing in the mirror. I realized which positions I liked when I smiled, how my eyes should feel when I open them, how much to tilt my head, and which angles I preferred. Sounds conceited, but at least I don't run away from the camera anymore. Oh, and self-confidence helps.
julea julea 5 years
When I'm skinny, and the light/angle is right, I love it. I have the POTENTIAL to be photogenic, but not always. Some of them look hideous. Right now, I wouldn't want to see any picture of myself until I get this chub off. Trust me, I don't need a picture to tell me how off base I am. :(
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 5 years
I'm okay with seeing pictures of myself. Truthfully, my favorite pictures of myself were taken when I was completely unaware the photos were being taken -- completely candid photos. Incidentally, one of my favorite photos of me and my husband was taken that way (we were oblivious someone took our picture until she gave it to us). We were looking at each other, and there was such a look of love on my face. I remember that moment clearly, and I was beyond happy to have that moment captured in a photo.
Spectra Spectra 5 years
I don't always photograph so well, depending on the lighting/camera angle, etc. Usually I look at pictures of myself and think I look good, but sometimes I wish my hair was thicker or that my boobs gave me a little more cleavage.
Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 5 years
Ugh totally. I think I look great in the mirror, and then see photos and am like...AH! Hate it.
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
one of the things i liked about this site was that you needed a username to comment. anyway, it depends on the picture. some are obviously better than others!
Splintera Splintera 5 years
When I was younger (early teens), seeing pics of myself just made me sad. I was just in an awkward stage in life: bad skin, messy hair and un-proportionated body. Now that I've grown into myself more, exercise, have sensible skincare and makeup, I like looking at pics of myself :)
stellaRuby stellaRuby 5 years
tlsgirl, I totally with you. When I look in the mirror I am happy with myself, but when I am forced to smile I get this weird Billy Idol lip snare thing going on. I am always saying, "Why didn't anyone tell me I looked like that?!?!"
tlsgirl tlsgirl 5 years
I'm totally unphotogenic, so I really don't like seeing any pictures of myself.
Rock-Star125929 Rock-Star125929 5 years
LOOL @ Asche :D I like seeing myself because I like being reminded of the parts of my appearance I don't like!! :D So, I could work on making them appear better ;)
cupcakers cupcakers 5 years
yeah I don't like seeing photos of myself lately. I graduated college a while ago and still need to lose the weight I gained, also I'm just recovering from surgery and haven't worked out in a month-ugh I can't wait to get back in shape and be more comfortable taking pictures.
Asche Asche 5 years
Oh, I completely agree. I, too, hate seeing photos of Sarah Palin.
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