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Old 12-02-2009, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you like to look at yourself in the mirror?

I find that I'm not so interested in looking at myself in the mirror. I remember as a youth, I used to look at the mirror a lot. Fixing and styling my flat top, adjusting my collar and clothing for long periods. Now, I'm in and out and on my way.

I rarely look at myself in the mirror, even though I have three of them in the house. One by the door large bay window size, one at the end of the hallway, decorative in wood, and the bathroom medicine cabinet.

I haven't figured out why I don't care to look at myself in the mirror, but I don't. I wonder sometimes if I just don't like the way that I look or can't look myself in the eye.

Do you care to look at yourself in the mirror?
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm looking in one right now..

anything that has a reflection I'm looking at..

what?? I'm a cocky mofo. nothing wrong with that.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This changes from day to day. I'm not sure why, either. Some days I find myself very nice to look at, other days I get obsessed with all the flaws in my face. In general, I have a high perception of myself, but I am always surprised by anyone calling me cute or sexy.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have decorative mirrors all over my house. When I'm home alone, I don't look in them often. But if I have company, I look in one every time I stand up or walk by one. In public, I'm always catching myself intentionally checking out my reflection and fluffing my hair or something. It's not vanity. It's insecurity.

Btw, circular or octagonal mirrors placed properly throughout the home reflect good chi .

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Old 12-02-2009, 10:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I look at myself in the mirror a lot, but I'm not really seeing myself. That's not why I'm looking. I'm usually playing with the muscles in my face, trying to isolate each muscle and see what it does.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't look at myself in the mirror much. When I do, it's when I'm checking things over for what's going wrong: do I need to shave? is that a zit? is it time for a haircut?

My reluctance is probably tied into insecurity and self-loathing.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yup, I am VERY pretty...and a little vain...
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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This would not come as a surprise to some of you. I look in every reflective surface I find. Mirros, cars, store windows, shiny metal surfaces, etc. Not only because I'm so damn pretty, but to see if anything about my appearance is amiss. Looking tip top is the name of the game.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I generally ignore mirrors, unless I need to pluck a hair or something.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I look in mirrors when I have a reason to... I dont tend to look for lookings sake....

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Old 12-02-2009, 01:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Cynthetiq View Post
I remember as a youth, I used to look at the mirror a lot. Fixing and styling my flat top...
You had a flat top?! That's awesome.
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Do you care to look at yourself in the mirror?
I do when shaving, putting schmutz in my hair, and checking to see if I need Visine. Otherwise, the mirrors are there for ladies.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I find that it really depends on the mood I'm in. If I'm in a depressive mood, or really tired, then No. I think I look like shit, and I will find traits that remind me of one of my parents and I'll get angry and not want to look in the mirror.

If I'm having a really good day, or I'm in a happy mood, then sometimes. I wouldn't way I seek out a mirror to look in, but I'll go to the bathroom and see myself in the mirror and not hate what looks back.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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No. I do not enjoy my reflection much of the time.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Oh, yeah, especially if I'm dressed nicely and put together. I'll cop to being vain from time to time. I use reflections in windows and whatnot to correct my posture too.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I look at myself all the time, but it's not something I'd say I "like" doing. It's more analyzing my facial features, trying to figure out how others see me. Most of time I can't really decide if I like my reflection or not, but that's not the important part of the looking.
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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When I leave the house I am 121% awesome I don't bother to look anywhere else.
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i love to look at myself in the mirror, i dont feel like i am cocky, but i am a narcissist. i love me. ha ha, no i do but its interesting to look at yourself
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:54 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I can't pass a mirror without looking in it...

I have a weird face that I only make when I look in the mirror too.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I just look to make sure I still look kickass. Sometimes I look so kickass I have to stop and check it out. Mostly, though, I just like to revel in how really, really, really, ridiculously good looking I am

These are the good old days...

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Old 12-02-2009, 08:59 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I do when I'm shaving so I don't cut off my nose/ears. And then it turns into an episode of "Whoa, I'm Getting Old."

Last week's episode included me discovering how much my facial hair is growing in for no apparent reason.

I like looking at how the scars on my face stretch and fade with time. They're subtle. Like silent old friends.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:57 AM   #21 (permalink)
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putting schmutz in my hair
That sounds like something straight out of "Something About Mary"
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:02 AM   #22 (permalink)
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A small quirk about me..I dislike my profile, but I don't mind my reflection.

So I just avoid looking at myself in two mirrors, and always look straight into a mirror.

*shrugs* Odd but true.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:26 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I look in mirrors when I'm getting ready to go somewhere. I make sure I look nice and then go. I don't tend to look in mirrors in the middle of the day to check if I look good. If I'm in front of a mirror I will look. Usually when I look just randomly I check my expression more than my appearance. Like I want to know how I am, or maybe how others see me. Weird, I know.
Whether we write or speak or do but look
We are ever unapparent. What we are
Cannot be transfused into word or book.
Our soul from us is infinitely far.
However much we give our thoughts the will
To be our soul and gesture it abroad,
Our hearts are incommunicable still.
In what we show ourselves we are ignored.
The abyss from soul to soul cannot be bridged
By any skill of thought or trick of seeming.
Unto our very selves we are abridged
When we would utter to our thought our being.
We are our dreams of ourselves, souls by gleams,
And each to each other dreams of others' dreams.

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Old 12-03-2009, 02:57 AM   #24 (permalink)
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All the time. There's the daily stuff that's helped by the mirror like shaving, nose blowing, picking sleep out of my eyes.. I frequently check after dressing, as well, whether I'm tweaking a half Windsor or only pulling on a hoodie.

I also like to smile at myself or make really pointless expressions, especially when drinking. I think it's my Ego problem. Or my beautiful man boobs.
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:17 AM   #25 (permalink)
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How else can ah look at muh sexeh b0deh?!

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Old 12-03-2009, 05:20 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I don't like looking in mirrors when I'm alone, but for some reason when I'm talking to someone, I like to look into a mirror. I like seeing how they see me when I'm talking. Make sure I'm gesturing correctly (I talk with my hands a lot) or I don't look like a total dork. Weird.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:23 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Yes...don't always like what I see, but it gives me an opportunity to make improvements. It's hard to walk by a mirror and not have a peek, except those mirrors that line a crowded elevator. I feel vain if I look in a mirror in public.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:46 AM   #28 (permalink)
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No. I do like to look at young women.
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