What do our photos on the web say about us? What hidden complexes or secret desires, that we sometimes don’t even realize, tell the world? We look at the most common types of photos on social media.
11. Various Selfies (selfies in the mirror, elevator looks, fit chicks, etc.)
The abundance of selfies in one’s account reveals the excessive need for recognition and approval of others, self-centeredness, vanity, and a penchant for narcissism.
10. Couple Photos
It is a demonstration of your relationship and the fact that you perceive it as strong and lasting. It is a way of saying to the world: “I’m not alone, I’m loved, I’m needed and appreciated.”
If there are many of these images on the account, it is a reason to ask: Why do I need this? What do I want to tell other people with these photos?
Maybe it’s a hidden need to prove something to your ex (s) or to win the competition from less fortunate friends.
There are two options. If you share your childhood photo and put it as a profile picture, it indicates that you are tired of adulthood: all these responsibilities, bank loans, and mortgages.
It hides a subconscious desire to go back to childhood and the need to be cared for. “Hold me in your arms and stroke my head,” cries such a photo.
In the second variant, we share photos of our children or our photos with children. So we say: “I am a mother and it is a great achievement in my life.”
8. Animals and Photos Together With Animals
If this is a photographer’s account, photos of wild animals in their natural habitat are proof of professionalism.
However, if a man puts a wild wolf or a graceful cheetah as his profile picture, he wants to appear bold and strong when, in fact, he is not.
As a general rule, women post cute photos, such as lovely kittens (rabbits, dogs) or girls with kittens. These images indicate the sentimentality and immaturity of the account holder.
Again, these are not accounts from professional photographers. If there are too many landscape images on your account, this may indicate satisfaction with life.
Life is a success and now you can admire nature. However, it can also indicate tiredness due to the hectic pace of daily life and the need for privacy and contemplation of natural beauty.
6. Glamorous Look
The abundance of these photos on one account reveals the need for narcissistic support and emotional “scams” in the form of likes and flattering comments.
And this is a reason to think about your self-esteem and the alternatives to build it, not depending on tastes and the virtual world.
5. Travel Photographs
For some people, photos from a trip indicate a desire to emphasize their social status (or aspiration for it). “See how and where I can allow myself to relax,” these photos say.
As for others, it can be a material proof of the reality of the trip, of the feelings and emotions experienced.
Confirmation that you have reached a place that has been visited by millions of people, but you were there for the first time, and this is your personal achievement (for example, a photo with a background of the Eiffel Tower or Machu Picchu in Peru).
4. Food Photos
These are not professional culinary bloggers. A photo of good food in an expensive restaurant is an attempt at self-assertion and social self-promotion.
And if this photo is the story of a woman on maternity leave or a housewife, then this is a desire to prove (first of all to herself) that her life is as good as everyone else’s and that things are just as well interesting in the kitchen as in negotiations, in offices, at congresses, festivals, etc.
3. Extreme Photographs
To parachute and conquer mountain peaks or waves means showing the world truly masculine qualities: courage, strength, reliability, endurance.
Still, extreme selfies (on top of a skyscraper, a train or with a predator) hide the need for recognition, the need to be noticed, to feel alive.
Young people can literally get hooked on the emotional cocktail of fear and pleasure they experience when taking extreme selfies.
People close to them should pay attention to this hobby and possibly consult a psychologist.
2. Photo in the Office
If the account contains a lot of photos in the office, in a formal setting, then the professional life and achievements of a person in society are clearly important to them, and they’re full of ambitious plans.
For the owner of such a page, it is important to show as many people as possible that they are high-class professionals, occupying a high-status position.
1. Real Photos Without Filters and Photoshop
These photos show that these people perceive themselves as they are. It can also be applied to a situation where a person has not changed their profile picture for several years; This indicates the stability of opinions, moral maturity, and the lack of need to appear on social networks to receive emotional “caresses” in the form of likes and compliments.
These people use social media to communicate with friends or work and not as an opportunity to show themselves in all their glory. They prefer not to photograph the moments and share them, but to live them to the fullest.