15 Surprising Ways Portraits Can Affect Your Health

November 15, 2021


 I'm not going to lie: I'm not very good at portraits. I don't know what I was thinking when I decided on this as a profession. Let’s face it, it may be the most common thing people are asked to do, and that makes it really difficult for me to say no.

I don't know why, but ever since I left my last job, I've had this weird compulsion to take a portrait of myself and then find out how much I sucked at it. I mean, I'm not really a professional photographer, but I've had my clients try to take my portrait and I have to tell them that I suck at it too. I'm not going to lie, I know I've been asking myself that question a lot lately.

It can be a problem because the more you like to look like you, the more you tend to suck.

And this means when you get your portrait taken, all those self-esteem issues you have about having a pretty face will translate to a lot of other aspects of your life, especially your health.

This is why I often tell people to not get their portrait taken because it can ruin their life. It can ruin their health. It can ruin their relationship. It can ruin their career. It can ruin their friends. It can ruin their relationships with their parents. The more you look like a celebrity, the more self-conscious you get about the way you look. The more self-conscious you feel about the way you look, the more depressed you get.

This is why so many people get self-conscious about their portraits.

They have no idea what they’re doing. They’re not paying attention to what they’re doing. When the moment is right, they’ll snap it. But the moment isn’t right, and so they snap it.


The worst thing about portraits is that it can ruin your health. I know this because I’ve had a lot of people tell me that they have a bad case of the “stares” and “smiles”. I’m not kidding, I have been told this by people who are self-conscious about their looks. Their problem is not that they have the “stares and smiles”, it's that they look like a total ass.

The truth is that our eyes are our windows to the world, and so our entire face is a reflection of the life we lead.

That includes our posture - your posture affects how you feel about yourself. If you feel good about yourself, you'll be able to look people in the eye and smile. A well-balanced posture makes you feel good about yourself and your mood, which is what your facial expression is all about.

Sure, smiling is good for us, and it helps us to perform better in any situation. But what you don't realize is that smiling is also a means to an end. In the case of an interview, a good smile tells the interviewer that you're being polite, and it also lets the person know that you're not angry because of your emotions. A good smile says that you're pleased you are being interviewed.

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