Taking pictures of myself...Am I a self-centered person?

@Shavkat (65976)
Philippines
March 28, 2013 8:42pm CST
I have noticed someone, he always takes picture of himself all the time. He loves to see himself in the pictures. Though it is irritating sometimes. That person will always boast about his physical attributes, not waiting someone to give the praises. Do you think that it is a sign of being self-centered? I do think that there is no wrong of being proud of oneself. Any thoughts about this?
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@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
I am not fond of having my picture taken unless it is really necessary. And I have never posted a picture that I took myself. I just don't feel right about it. For people who constantly takes a picture of themselves and brag it in their Facebook profile, well, some just might be self-centered, and some, well, maybe they just don't have anything else to do.
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29 Mar 13
I hate pics of myself. Sometimes i will take a pic of my face then zoom in to see what sucks about each of my features. Delete right away! I saw a family photo that I was in, my 1st thought was ugh what is wrong with me. I look so weird. I wish I could take great pics and have the confidence to post them.
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@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
I only post pictures where I look good. I'd hate seeing myself look like an old witch!
@Mavic123456 (15073)
• Thailand
29 Mar 13
i am okay with people taking photos of themselves what I can't take is that they take photos with the same smile and the same facial expressions... argh! wierd.. then post in the FB and said I am here in so and so.. you know the pose when you put your face through it.. there it is just like putting the body and same face instead... i hate it..all photos same.. all smile same... creepy
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
I know what you mean.
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@Mavic123456 (15073)
• Thailand
29 Mar 13
annoying
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@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
For me, being a self-centered man is a big factor. I can't tell he is like that in one habit of life. He loves to take pic of himself alone and praise. That is his habby in life. If ever I can see or meet someone like him for sure I ll smile and just watch what he do with a smile in my face. :) I can tell "really he well appreciated too much of God's creation by himself..!" So funny but truth. As we are special creation of God, let's be thankful and appreciate what He gave to us.. Have a happy easter! :)
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@wowjen15 (183)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
Great thought there. Yes we should be grateful for we are God's creation and we are made beautifully. Happy Easter too! :)
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@ignatha (45)
• Indonesia
29 Mar 13
Maybe It's a pleasure for him
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
I guess.
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• Philippines
29 Mar 13
I think that person has a lot of insecurities about himself. He's just trying to show the opposite. So if he wants to show a lot of people that he is good looking, deep inside of him, he knows he's not. A true handsome man doesn't need to show and tell others how handsome he is. He just let other people praise him and not praise his own self. He needs to get some advice in order for him to change.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
Indeed my friend. Sometimes it is really irritating.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Mar 13
I take pictures of myself and I am the furthest thing from self centered. I like to change profile pictures a lot so I take pictures to be able to do that on the sites I am on... I don't think I am the greatest looking or anything like that. I know I am just okay to look at. If someone is constantly bragging about how good they are or how good looking they are then yes they are self centered.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
Exactly my friend, if they do ask other people to praise him or her. Then that's being self-centered. Thanks for sharing
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
29 Mar 13
That strikes me as being totally vain and yes self-centred, but that's just me being jealous, Seriously, from a person who is the exact opposite of the person you are describing, I wish I could be him, I wish I could love taking photos of myself, sing my praises high and loud and be proud of who I am and how I look. I think there is a fine line though of being self confident and conceited. Of course there is nothing wrong of being proud of oneself, it's when you shove it in people's faces, that's when it's wrong!
@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
If ever you reacted violently against that person, it would be a sign of insecurity. Thanks mt friend.
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@dagami (1162)
• Rome, Italy
29 Mar 13
the advent of the mobile phones with cameras have made this practice common. sometimes it isn't easy to approach a starnger to ask him/her to take pictures of you so you have to do it yourself. we need to be comfortable and at ease with our bodies and our physical attributes in order to have self esteem. however, like you i find conceit in other people irritating. beauty is subjective and while we may think that we are beautiful, others may disagree with us.
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• Pamplona, Spain
29 Mar 13
LovinAngel Instead This Could Be Me. - More or less this is my idea of an angel full of love and able to fulfill the wishes of one and all.
Hello shavkat, Is he being self centered no I don´t think so at least he will probably get fed up one day of doing so and take photos of other people or objects instead. If he loves himself well why not to each his own lol. I don´t take many photos of myself really but I like to invent others and take photos of other things too. lovinangelsinstead21 has an image all of her own just for fun I have put her here below.xxx
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
29 Mar 13
Hey shavkat, i think it's kind of a trend to be taking pictures of ourselves nowadays. For girls, we are just trying to look pretty. But if it's a guy, i'm not too sure if he is vain or is he self-centered. I't s a good thing that we are proud of ourselves but we need to at the same time know the limit too
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@wowjen15 (183)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
I have nothing against people who are fond of taking pictures of theirselves. Pictures are great for keeping memories because when we grow old a couple of years and look back to those pictures we may see great changes and it feels great to reminisce. With regards to a person who could not wait until other people gives him praises, I would not automatically say that he is self-centered. Maybe there is an underlying problem as to why he behaves that way like he may realy be the opposite of how he acts in front of people.
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@squallming (1776)
• Malaysia
29 Mar 13
I have seen quite a lot of people who liked to take pictures of themselves. These people in my opinion, are proud of themselves and they like their appearance. That is why they would like people to know about it and probably promotes themselves to gain mileage in relationship. I don't think it is wrong. Unless the person have some bad intentions with his or her photos aiming at some evil plan or perhaps they took obscene photos too for some weird reasons and not keeping it for themselves and their partner.
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• United States
29 Mar 13
I think less is more, so to speak. I will take pictures of me or have someone else do it to keep track of my progress with weight loss. I don't do it to brag, but I do it to share. I feel you can also be annoying with it, so less is more. In other words, i don't do it often.
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@Kmz059 (654)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
Me myself I love also taking pictures on myself. I think there is nothing wrong with it,
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• South Africa
29 Mar 13
Your friend sounds super gay.
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@derek_a (10902)
29 Mar 13
I would fully agree that there is nothing wrong with being proud of oneself. It generally seems to be conditioning from society's lessons that impress upon us not to be vain when we are children. Vanity is seen as a sin and to be avoided. It is the sort of conditioning that brings confusion. To counteract that confusion and resistance, for many of us, it is a good thing to practice taking photos of ourselves. As a therapist I have advised many clients who suffered from low self-esteem to just stand for a while each day and look at themselves in a mirror. This is useful to learn how to accept oneself. Of course there are vain people around, but that is only by judgement from others. Didn't somebody once say, "judge and you'll be judged"? _Derek
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@Pegasus72 (1901)
29 Mar 13
I think everyone takes pictures of themselves from time to time. I happen to take many pictures of my family but hardly any of myself, while my girls take tons of themselves. I guess it depends on your state of mind while taking them.
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@youless (94238)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Mar 13
I found that the youngs like to take photos for themselves. I have a colleague who often likes to take photo for herself. And she already masters it quite well. She exactly knows her gesture and angle. And it is amazing that she can take nice photo. But most looks are similar
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@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
29 Mar 13
Hi, I don't think that taking self picture is a sign of being considered self centered. Some people like to give different poses for photos and and like to watch and enjoy the fun. You are right. We should be proud of ourselves but should not be boastful.
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@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
29 Mar 13
It shows a deep seated fear complex if not anything else. Just look at the people whose physical attributes are something to be awed. They will be the most insecure people...for they always live under the fear that their best will be bettered by someone else esp. if it is just God-given and not cultivable...and they will no more be the cynosure of all eyes!!!
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