Dear Jonny, Facebook Face Shots?
You know those “girls” that take a picture of *just* their face (every fucking day) and post it to facebook like anyone gives a shit? What’s the best way to punish these annoying scabs? I realize that simply hiding them would clear up the Facebook issue, but I want to take that one step further. Also, please dissect this person so that I may laugh.
I believe the sort of girls who make a concerted effort to post Facebook face shots on a daily basis, are suffering from a pathological need for approval. A psychologist would likely view the behavior as a symptom of body dysmorphia (a mental illness), but I’m not one for labels. What we’re really seeing here, I think, is extreme narcissism tossed with deep-seated insecurity and infinitesimal self-esteem. The fact that these girls elect to refrain from including their bodies in the photographs, gives crystal clear insight into how they perceive themselves on a basic level. With a self-imposed ‘faces only’ policy, they’re given considerably more freedom to use buckets of make-up, careful lighting, and tricky photography to produce flattering (in their own minds), if not completely unrealistic, displays of the tip of the iceberg. Added to that, by utilizing different facial expressions, hair styles, etc., they can create innumerable variations of themselves, thereby avoiding the prospect of having to settle for any one look. That, to me, is a clear-cut sign they are fundamentally discontent – if not downright miserable – with the real faces they see in the mirror each morning. Their ‘solution’ is to continually showcase fantasy-driven versions of those faces for their online friends, while searching for some vague sense of approval in the insincere comments and ‘Likes’ of people who, as you alluded to, really don’t give a shit. That said, it’s annoying as fuck. If you want to use a bit of basic psychology to screw with these chicks, consider peppering their pictures with subtle critical commentary. Plant seeds of doubt by saying things such as “Hmmm, it’s probably just the angle, but your nose sure looks odd in that shot,” or, if you’re feeling slightly more brazen, “Interesting picture. Your bone structure is very unusual.” I assure you that will be more than enough to slowly scramble their brains with additional insecurity.