Comments to article «Experts Explain Why We Always Look Better in the Mirror»

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This was so enlightening. I rarely look in the mirror and when I do it is very quick but I have several photos up around my house of myself that I love so it’s not that I don’t like how I look I just don’t ever bother to look, like to a fault, so if I actually do take the time to look I always think how much better I look in photos and I always chalked it up to getting a lucky shot but it’s likely because I see myself in photos more, so I do look weird to myself in the mirror.
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What tricks I do? Not to take pics of me ??
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Sad but true! I also don't like selfies ?
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And I like taking selfies. I have accepted all the imporfections of my face and just enjoy looking at myself :)
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Again with the whole "the mirror flips us" meme. This is so stupid but it keeps getting regurgitated because it sounds clever to people who don't like to think.

Flipping an image does not have a dramatic effect on how we perceive it. Our brains usually handle this quite well by ignoring it altogether.

People look different in photos because photos are flat, 2-dimensional representations of 3-dimensional objects. The results can be quite extreme, as anyone who's met people off the internet will tell you.

I'm guessing the people who keep parroting stuff about flipping mirrors are the people who look better in photos and desperately want to believe it's the "real" them. Whatever you have to do to cope, go for it.

In reality, both pictures and mirrors can produce highly misleading images. If you want to see what you look like in 3-d, try looking at yourself in a double reflection (hold up one mirror and reflect it off another). It's not quite 3-d, but it's a lot closer to the "real" you than a photograph.
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