BDD: Watching yourself on video? - Social Anxiety Forum
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-08-2008, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
dax
Losing Ground
 
dax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: A junkyard full of false starts
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,121

BDD: Watching yourself on video?


I have never watched myself on video and never could. I don't think I'll ever end up married, but if I do I don't want anyone recording it and if anyone did I would never watch it. Watching a video of myself would be like this ridiculously freakish and painful thing. Yet I look at myself in the mirror every single day when I get dressed, shave brush my teeth and comb my hair. I can look at myself in the mirror- and it's not too bad. But just the thought of watching myself on video really frightens me. Its like it would be total confirmation of my freakishness and how different I am from every one else.

Anyone else like this?

This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time.
dax is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 12:53 AM
SAS Member
 
shyvr6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Gender: Male
Age: 41
Posts: 31,307
My Mood: Bitchy

Re: BDD: Watching yourself on video?


I always wondered what tv and movie stars feel when they see themselves on the tv screen?
shyvr6 is offline  
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 11:46 AM
Shauna The Dead
 
Shauna The Dead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kentucky, USA
Gender: Female
Age: 35
Posts: 6,389

Re: BDD: Watching yourself on video?


I don't mind seeing myself on video. I like to, actually. Though sometimes I hate my voice when it's on video.
Shauna The Dead is offline  
 
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
dax
Losing Ground
 
dax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: A junkyard full of false starts
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,121

Re: BDD: Watching yourself on video?


Quote:
Originally Posted by shyvr6
I always wondered what tv and movie stars feel when they see themselves on the tv screen?
They're all hot so what do they care. And besides they make millions of dollars, hell I'd watch myself on video all day for that much cash flow.

This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time.
dax is offline  
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 06:23 PM
going hazy
 
njodis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,724

Re: BDD: Watching yourself on video?


I can't stand watching a video of myself... ugh.
njodis is offline  
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 08:34 PM
SAS Member
 
Eminence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Gender: Female
Age: 30
Posts: 31

Re: BDD: Watching yourself on video?


I remember in high school my teacher videotaped our group presentations ...she didn't show it right away but once i found out when she was going to let us watch it I ditched class. I don't want to see myself on a vid...I'm afraid it'll just confirm exactly what I think of myself.
Eminence is offline  
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-11-2008, 12:01 PM
She-Wolf
 
nothing to fear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 5,985

Re: BDD: Watching yourself on video?


we were supposed to do that as practise in the SA group i was in (they would film us while we talked or did a presentation) but i refused to participate.. god i would hate to watch me. i hate my appearance and my voice and i'd probably feel even worse about myself afterwards.
nothing to fear is offline  
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-11-2008, 12:34 PM
SAS Member
 
katelyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: London, UK
Posts: 558

Re: BDD: Watching yourself on video?


I HATE watching myself on video. I avoid it as much as I can. I look so ugly, compared with everyone else in the video, and my voice comes out all high and my laugh sounds cackly. It depresses me a lot to watch myself, it's like confirming my worst fears.
katelyn is offline  
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-11-2008, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
dax
Losing Ground
 
dax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: A junkyard full of false starts
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,121

Re: BDD: Watching yourself on video?


Quote:
Originally Posted by ~Amanda~
I remember in high school my teacher videotaped our group presentations ...she didn't show it right away but once i found out when she was going to let us watch it I ditched class. I don't want to see myself on a vid...I'm afraid it'll just confirm exactly what I think of myself.
Yea, thats a good way to put it. It'll just confirm the worst.

This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time.
dax is offline  
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 01:13 PM
SAS Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 4
Lol, whenever I see myself on video, I have this urge to start laughing. It's really bizarre but I can't help it.
TheGrumpyOne is offline  
post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 01:24 PM
SAS Member
 
trevor35th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 232
If I had to see a video of myself, it would just confirm how uncomfortable I look around others and how much I wanna get out of there. I would stick out like a sore thumb.

If I actually went out of my comfort zone and tried to act cool and confident, as though I actually had a cool personality, it might work... I've noticed lately that when I'm watching tv, everyone always tries to act cool. It's as if you're supposed to try and act cool, and if you don't, it's unacceptable. My problem is, I never play cool, I just play defensive, and it comes across like I'm a jerk. I need to learn how to act cool.. and also how to fake laugh.. then I'd be set.
trevor35th is offline  
post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 02:56 PM
Walking in the dark
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Age: 54
Posts: 30
I hate seeing myself on video. I hate my voice, I think I'm ugly, and I look fat. I also cannot stand to have my picture taken. When I look in the mirror I see a fat, ugly, pathetic person who hates herself. I definitely have BDD.

Deb
debiski is offline  
post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 03:17 PM
gone
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 5,224
It would be torture to have to watch myself on video. It would easily be worse than anything dreamed up by the Spanish Inquisition.

Has nothing to do with BDD.

Quote:
Watching a video of myself would be like this ridiculously freakish and painful thing. Yet I look at myself in the mirror every single day when I get dressed, shave brush my teeth and comb my hair. I can look at myself in the mirror- and it's not too bad.
You're lucky.
Zephyr is offline  
post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 06:34 PM
SAS Member
 
CoconutHolder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Age: 39
Posts: 7,015
I don't like seeing myself on video but
I more so have a hard time hearing my voice. I always cringe and get embarassed.
And I hate seeing myself in pictures most tmes too.

"Riders on the storm; Into this house we're born; Into this world we're thrown. Like a dog without a bone; An actor out alone; Riders on the storm."
~ Jim Morrison ~
CoconutHolder is offline  
post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 07:31 PM
SAS Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 346
On Monday at track practice they were showing video someone else on the team had filmed of some of us running at a previous practice...I almost started crying. I looked like a corpse. I'm really glad I don't have to see/hear myself on video that often.

This is true for photos too, since I am one of the least photogenic people I know and I usually end up looking about 10 pounds heavier in photos than I actually am.
Eilicea is offline  
post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 10:56 PM
Permanently Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: In my head
Gender: Male
Posts: 537
I've made videos for a girl online(non-sexual)and before I'd send them, I'd re-watch them. I actually thought it was pretty cool seeing myself how others see me but I thought I looked and sounded retarded. But I'm sure that's just my low self-esteem talking.
shyguy246 is offline  
post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 11:42 PM
Permanently Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Stars, guitars, and luscious lips as red as wine
Posts: 6,267
Quote:
Originally Posted by shyguy246 View Post
I've made videos for a girl online(non-sexual)
funny you say that. i send my girlfriend a lot of sexual videos of myself alll the time. usually when she's at work. ok, that was a lie. i actually hate looking at myself on video. not because i have BDD (i think if you're ugly (like me) it doesn't coun't), but because i sound weird and i look depressed.
ANCIENT is offline  
post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 11:45 PM
Permanently Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: In my head
Gender: Male
Posts: 537
Quote:
Originally Posted by ANCIENT View Post
funny you say that. i send my girlfriend a lot of sexual videos of myself alll the time. usually when she's at work. ok, that was a lie. i actually hate looking at myself on video. not because i have BDD (i think if you're ugly (like me) it doesn't coun't), but because i sound weird and i look depressed.
Hopefully Mr. Orange's boss didn't see him watching those videos you'd send to him at work.
In my video's, I'd try to keep a straight face. But I mumble a lot.
shyguy246 is offline  
post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 12:02 AM
Permanently Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Stars, guitars, and luscious lips as red as wine
Posts: 6,267
Quote:
Originally Posted by shyguy246 View Post
Hopefully Mr. Orange's boss didn't see him watching those videos you'd send to him at work.
In my video's, I'd try to keep a straight face. But I mumble a lot.
Mr. Orange is my boy-toy, not my girlfriend, two different people. i actually do send him videos with my cell phone and he sends me videos with his faux hawk and blue shirt.
ANCIENT is offline  
post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 05:12 AM
SAS Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by shyvr6 View Post
I always wondered what tv and movie stars feel when they see themselves on the tv screen?
They enjoy it.
You would also enjoy seeing yourself on TV if:
* You had a professional crew picking out your wardrobe and making sure you look your best.
* Every tiny mistake you made was edited out.
* You were given positive affirmation for giving your uneducated opinion, sneezing, smiling, and farting.
Agamemmnon is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BDD? Equisgurl Secondary Disorders 3 08-16-2012 08:28 AM
Has anyone got BDD??? confuzzled The First Step 12 09-18-2011 06:42 AM
Watching video from my PC on my TV TheCollector Geek Central 5 04-24-2009 04:04 PM
I might have BDD gozinsky Secondary Disorders 3 04-08-2008 07:13 PM
I am watching a cool video right now on fuse. Buerhle Entertainment 3 06-01-2007 08:27 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome