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Raffaele Attanasio
It's important have a picture of myself on italki profile?
Mar 19, 2018 10:00 PM
Comments · 6
No, only if you plan to teach or tutor.
March 19, 2018
It depends on what you mean when you say "important." You don't need to have profile picture of yourself, however, people can get some basic information about you by the picture at least. 
March 19, 2018
It’s certainly not required unless you’re a tutor or teacher here. If you’re looking to make friends in the community or find “language partners,” it is indeed best to fill out your profile as much as possible. Not necessarily with a profile picture, but saying a few words in the “introduction” section lets people get to know you a bit and can help attract like-minded individuals. A profile picture is just one way of introducing yourself. Note also that the decision to use, say, a bowl of fruit as a picture can say as much as an actual photograph. If you’re interested in professional lessons, you don’t need to fill out your profile, but I like when students send me a personal message explaining their linguistic situation and giving me some idea how I can help them improve their communication skills.

March 19, 2018

I personally can't care less whether a person has a profile picture or not. But I think having a display picture can help you make friends easier and faster. Some people are curious and want to know what the person they are talking to look like.

So, if uploading a display picture doesn't make you uncomfortable, I recommend you to upload one. It will help you find language partners more easily.

March 19, 2018
You could choose a funny avatar like a bird, for example...
March 19, 2018
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Raffaele Attanasio
Language Skills
English, Italian
Learning Language
English