Perhaps there is a minor difference, but I just disagree with what I view as your seemingly politically correct POV. In your post Stray, I can't see any explicit differentiation between the aesthetics of such poses.
There is a significant number of girls out there, as follows, that are 'trying hard', rather than trying to 'not look bad', and this post will probably upset some people out there because I'm being outspoken/opinionated, as opposed to sitting on the fence:
Here she is front-on:
Let's be real. How much 'asymmetry' is there really?
This is an example of a famous person.
There are many gifs out there of your not-so-famous girls that do this too.
I find it hard to view this as merely, 'trying not to look bad'.
It's just on a level of superficiality that I personally think is too high to main interpersonal attraction with.
As for, 'getting on their case too much', this is the first time I've ever mentioned it in my life, whether it be on the net or in person.
Having made a couple of posts regarding the issue now, I've probably over-exaggerated my true feelings on it.
edit: can't believe I gave P.H. that many hits on google
So, what drives you guys mad in your romantic relationships? I'm not talking about the headline stuff like religion, infidelity etc.... just the real niggly minor stuff that *shouldn't* make a difference (but does!).
- Missing me the very next day I need a lot of space, I don't have all the energy in the world to 'entertain' all the time. Not even on the phone!
- Impatience Even though we've known each other a long time, the more she brings up marriage the more I don't even want to think about it!!!
- After a fight, agreeing with me I know, it's meant to be a good trait. But whenever she agrees with me I feel like s***! Rather she mistreats me a little bit rather then be too nice.
^haha Urban Dictionary is quite an educational tool I must say. I have used it many times, much to my amusement lol.
I too have sympathy for people who think they have a flaw, in fact, I'm sure most of us think we do. My point just relates more to always turning the face, when there is nothing to really conceal, hence why I think it's all in the mind.
It would be interesting to read the thoughts of girls who do this or know people that do this, to gain a perspective from the other gender.
Erm, I don't think you can really help the fact that people want to look good on photos/film. Besides with photos/films everyone is going to gain impressions -> you want them to have the best possible impression right?
^Subuatai, I'm questioning whether the actual result makes any difference, and in turn the mental thought process behind the action. I otherwise agree with you.
Stray, that's cool. In terms of the face-turning pose, I just personally cannot see how it can be for reasons of a flaw if there is nothing on the other side of the face, hence why I've resorted to believing it's the person believing something is there when clearly there isn't (pictorial example on previous page), ie a 'flawed thought process', if you will.
I continue to welcome your opinions/thoughts/comments.
I should also clarify that I don't think people should necessarily smile, I was just contrasting that with a girl that always pouts. Picture another pictorial example as per the last page but with pouting. Though the end result may still look alright , the 'impression' (as Subuatai mentioned) that many people gain (not just myself) isn't going to be the best one possible, if the pout is used 99.9% of the time. Keep in mind that this impression doesn't necessarily relate to the visual aesthetic result, but the thought process behind the action.
It's funny you bring this up with Paris Hilton as an example, because it reminds me exactly of something a cousin of mine did when we were taking pictures. For one shot, she goes "ok, now for my Paris Hilton pose", as she puts on that same exact pose in mockery of her. I know this guy who's a small-scale local actor as well as a photographer and we came to a discussion about headshots. He's done a variety of poses, but prefers the ones where he's smirking, as opposed to smiling. He said "it works better" for him than smiling, so most of the shots he uses are of him smirking.
I find something endearing about a guy with a supposed "flaw" or hang up about himself; nothing major, but just a little something that he's self-conscious about to some extent, when all the while I think he's gorgeous as can be.
Slooooooooooooow eaters - men (well, anyone actually) that talk a lot during eating and never forget to chew forty times for every spoonful.
On the flipside, I have very low to no tolerance for gobblers. I had an ex who gobbled like there was no tomorrow. I could understand if it was a time-sensitive thing where you'd have to make it quicker than usual(work, appointment etc), but in the cases with him, there was no limit on time. He was just compulsive like that. I remember a time when I'd baked cupcakes, gave him one, in which he [tried] to stuff it whole into his mouth; needless to say, he looked like a complete goon with his mouth held open by the cupcake partially hangin out of it. Another time, we were standing in line next to a drink/refreshments machine. He took out a bottle of water and gulped it all down in less than a minute. In hindsight, I suppose it shouldn't have come as any surprise to me that he had such an extensive drug history, being in and out(and back in) of rehab, detox, if he'd been doing drugs at the same rate that he ate and drank. Depending on whether or not there are time constraints, I may or may not try to make it quicker. Otherwise, I'm a slow to moderate eater. Part of it perhaps a result of being repulsed by memories of that gobbler ex, but in general, for the times I'd make it quicker, I ended up biting my lip/tongue or choking, so I just stick to taking my precious time when eating.