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Newspaper ArticleSo today I was looking through the newspaper and this article caught my eye. its called "Ask Marilyn" and this is what the article says:
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Question: What I see in the mirror and what I see when I view a photo of myself are so different. Generally, I'm satisfied with the "live" version, but I usually don't like the same face in the photo. Why?
Her response was: Because your photographed face looks backward to you. What you see in a mirror is your image reversed from left to right, and you're familiar with that look. A photo, how-ever, shows you what others see. When you see your face that way, it looks strange to you. You notice every asymmetry (no face is symmetrical) and imperfection. For example, say one eye is slightly smaller then the other, which is common. Because you've seen your eyes that way in the mirror all your life, you don't perceive any difference. But when you view a photo, something about your eyes looks wrong. And when your face is the subject, "wrong" equates to "bad"!