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Just a thought. - December 12th 2010, 11:22 PM

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So, I was thinking about body dysmorphia (Sp?)

People with ED's view themselves as 'bigger', so, is it possible that people can view themselves as 'thinner' when they really aren't?

I am having a hard time putting this into words.
Sorry if this makes no sense.


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Re: Just a thought. - December 13th 2010, 12:56 AM

It is possible, yes, but it is not as common because being seen as "bigger" is not something that is really desired in society.
   
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Re: Just a thought. - December 13th 2010, 01:58 AM

Probably. There's this girl in band who criticizes my weight all the time and compares us two. She says how skinny she is, but in reality, she's quite overweight. And it's not like she's extremely self-centered or anything (well, sort of), she legitimately thinks she's thinner than the average person. She's go out and buy like, really small clothes (ones a normal sophomore wouldn't fit into?) and wonder why she doesn't fit in them. She'll throw a fit during uniform fittings if she doesn't get the smallest concert dress or marching pants and will insist that she is way smaller than the size she was fitted for.


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