What’s the first thing you notice about this picture? Is it something positive or negative?
I posted a picture last night on twitter I found on a local blog of me, Indiana and Kelly from Yelp! who I met at an event Monday night and I thought everyone looked great, except I immediately focused in on my double chin, and my fat upper arms. And Kelly tweeted back to say “omg. someone stop be from eating…” Which was funny, because I thought she looked GREAT in the picture – her dress was super-cute and very flattering on her. And her smile is amazing. Anyway, I was talking to a friend today at lunch and decided to do an experiment and ask what you guys see when you FIRST look at a picture of another person. Is it the same thing you see when you first look at a picture of yourself? Do you automatically pick out all the flaws on the other person like you do yourself? I didn’t think so…
Yes, it’s true that we are our own biggest critics. As I’ve gotten older, it’s definitely gotten better, but I still look at pictures of myself that I post here and see the things I don’t like: my knees, my double-chin, my arms….it doesn’t stop me from posting pictures of myself here, though, because I’m starting to accept that I have flaws, but they don’t make up who I am, and I know that they are NOT what other people see when they look at me.
How many of you do the same thing? Do you notice flaws in other people as much as you notice them in yourself?