68% of adults sometimes feel as uncomfortable as they did when they were teenagers, a new survey suggests.
A survey of 2,000 adults found that, as teenagers, people were self-conscious about their body shape (65%), their hairstyle (61%) and their smile (61%).
And many continue to feel that way, even though the average person felt most uncomfortable at age 17.
As adults, more than half still feel uncomfortable with their body shape (55%), their hairstyle (53%) and their smile (52%).
Conducted by Smile Express and OnePoll, the results found that only 30% are usually in the front row when posing for a photo with a group.
This may be because 24% of those surveyed are embarrassed to show their teeth when smiling.
It is not surprising that the selfies make many people anxious (41%) or stressed (36%).
“Smiling is one of the best ways people show confidence,” said Dr. Zachary Casagrande, founder of Smile Express.
“People feel safer when they can express themselves fully. That includes being able to smile without restrictions or shame. As adults, straightening your teeth doesn’t have to be a time-consuming and uncomfortable experience.”