This is always one of the most requested headshots at my office. I can’t tell you how many people come up to me with this, and I think they are just as happy as I am to let me know that they like what I do. I get asked this question every day, and it’s always a good conversation starter.
You know what I think? I think a lot of people are just looking for a picture that will make them laugh, and if you can help them with that, it is so much appreciated.
I think the way I handle the picture is to first make it clear that it is a work headshot. You tell them that this is to be taken in a good light and that they should be proud of it. I also tell them that if they don’t like it, then it is their fault, not mine. For the full effect, I like to do this in the middle of a busy day.
Its not a secret that the only thing that can really make a person feel good about themselves are work-related pictures. This isn’t always a good thing though, and here I’m not so sure that it is a good thing for someone to take a picture of their butt while they are working. Because if we’ve learned anything from the internet, we’re all a bunch of self-obsessed jerks.
I have a theory about why we feel so good about ourselves. It comes down to two things. One is a tendency to seek validation from other people. And the second thing is that we are all born with a tendency to look at people we like in the eyes and see a reflection of ourselves in them. Even if the person in question doesn’t like that person, it makes it easier for us to believe that they like them. And we love seeing ourselves reflected in other people.
This is why people often feel so bad toward people they barely know, because they see the exact same thing in them. This is partly because we’re born with a tendency to look at people we like in the eyes and see a reflection of ourselves in them. But it’s also because we always need some type of validation from others in order to feel good about ourselves. As I said above, there is a tendency to seek validation from other people. And that tendency is very strong.
In fact, I have found that the tendency to seek validation from others is what causes people to do bad things. I have a theory that when you have a desire to validate yourself then it is very easy to find someone to blame. I once met a girl who claimed she was pregnant with my child. She had a very active crush on me. She would go out of her way to go out of town with me and try and get me to take her along.
It was an emotional event, but the way she went about it was very, very uncharacteristic of a woman who believed in her heart of hearts that she was pregnant. She acted as though she wanted to make the experience more exciting. So when I found out that she didn’t actually believe in her own body’s ability to produce this baby, I was very, very hurt. But her crush on me was not that strong.
Work is really a weird thing. It’s a great way for a person to find out if you’re worth their time or not but it’s not a very good way to find out if you’re going to be the person they want to spend the rest of their lives with. People do a great job of finding out that they’re worth a person’s time, but they often don’t know what they’re worth.
It’s a hard thing to say, but I think people are more likely to find out youre worth their time if you let them. I think it comes down to this. If you let them, they’ll most likely be the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. There’s a line you can’t cross. The line is often a line you can’t walk.