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do you ever look in the mirror and not recognize yourself?

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17 days ago - Sunday 6/9/19 - 6:00:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was staring at myself in the mirror last night maybe for too long and started to not recognize the eyes that stared back at me

then I started getting paranoid that my reflection was about to attack me

16 days ago - Sunday 6/9/19 - 6:42:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
I look in the mirror nowadays and see my mom/ aunt looking back at me. Its freaky.
16 days ago - Sunday 6/9/19 - 7:21:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah there’s all this white crap in my beard like maybe the guy in the mirror had way too much fun ineptly doing lines of coke
16 days ago - Sunday 6/9/19 - 9:26:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
r u high
16 days ago - Sunday 6/9/19 - 9:42:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
I mean...
16 days ago - Sunday 6/9/19 - 10:20:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 6/9/19 - 9:26:08 PM Kraken wrote:
r u high

This is what I was thinking.
16 days ago - Sunday 6/9/19 - 10:28:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
if im on acid i cant look in the mirror at all
16 days ago - Sunday 6/9/19 - 10:34:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Used to do that when I was younger and didn't much like the feeling when you start to unrecognize yourself.
It's best to ignore these things, like how weird hands and fingers actually look, etc.
16 days ago - Sunday 6/9/19 - 10:37:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
it’s not a looking older thing
I still look pretty much the same as I did when I was a teenager

it’s more like... wait that’s what I look like?
like I don’t perceive myself looking the way I look and then when I realize I do look the way I look my brain sometimes can’t handle it
16 days ago - Sunday 6/9/19 - 10:47:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's pretty common , really.

Some new agey meditation groups have you stare in a mirror or into a partner's eyes until they look incredibly weird. Transcending perceptions or whatnot.

On a sorta related topic, pictures other people take of me freak me out. I don't look like that! But then again I'm not making my usual pose and facial expressions that I unconsciously do everytime I present in front of a mirror alone.

On a third note, I just have one small medicine cabinet mirror in my apartment now. Maybe too many drugs in my youth made me wary of them.
16 days ago - Sunday 6/9/19 - 10:54:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
if I could make myself look in pictures the way I look in a mirror I’d be pretty stoked
16 days ago - Sunday 6/9/19 - 11:00:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
...everytime I shave...
16 days ago - Sunday 6/9/19 - 11:40:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 6/9/19 - 10:54:44 PM Disappears wrote:
if I could make myself look in pictures the way I look in a mirror I’d be pretty stoked


Ditto.
16 days ago - Monday 6/10/19 - 2:22:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sometimes I'm like, oh I am an ape.

Sure, but don't wanna think about it too much.
16 days ago - Monday 6/10/19 - 2:48:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
I used to feel this really severe discordance as a kid whenevwr I would look in the mirror. I still get it sometimes but not as much.

I also used to like carrying a handheld mirror through the house pointed at the ceiling and pretend I was walking on the ceiling.

16 days ago - Monday 6/10/19 - 6:28:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't like looking at a mirror at all majority of the time, for me it's just too much temptation to start picking at my face.

But I definitely know what you're getting at.
16 days ago - Monday 6/10/19 - 11:19:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
I had dissociative episodes like that a lot in high school when I was a lot less mentally sound. Thankfully i havent experienced it in a long time

Google grounding exercises
16 days ago - Monday 6/10/19 - 2:05:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's kind of funny how you perceive yourself a little differently than other people do, same thing with your voice.

I used to really not like how I look (still kind of hate myself in pictures unless it's taken at a very flattering angle), but after my dad died I saw a picture of him from the exact age I was at the time and realized how much I actually look like him. My dad was elderly when I was born and we didn't have photos of him as a guy in his 20s strewn around the house, so I never realized I look ridiculously like him (also my mom, but wow, I have some of his exact features). My half sisters don't, haha.
15 days ago - Tuesday 6/11/19 - 1:38:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
I always weigh the size of my mustache in the mirror now. I always worry that it’s too big but I only have eyebrow trimmers to trim it with and it always ends up looking still a little too big.
15 days ago - Tuesday 6/11/19 - 1:43:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 6/9/19 - 11:00:14 PM snowbdr88 wrote:
...everytime I shave...

Hahaha.
15 days ago - Tuesday 6/11/19 - 1:45:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sometimes, I don’t know why, if I’m looking intensely in my eyes reflection, it’s like the rest of the face is morphing into another face.

I always thought it was some optic phenomenon more than psychological.
15 days ago - Tuesday 6/11/19 - 2:47:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
yep, that was definitely happening as well



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