1) the emo shot from above where all of the emo's fustration and heartache is captured on his/her (usually cant tell) 300 dollar v cast phone wearing all kinds of expensive clothing belonging originally to women. surprising haircuts are a must, but dont make fun of them in a picture comment, or they'll cut themselves in their daddy's bathtub.
2)the "i scaned this photo because im not THAT into myspace (yet)" photo. usually prom pics, these are usually the ones that fuck up you friends page because they are longer than the other pics.
3)the muscle pic, disturbing if taken by a female but usually contanes a guy, mostly gay. these are slightly askew shots of skiny bodies through a mirror and usually dont contain the face bacause the men dont got no alibi they ugly, A-L-B-I they ugly....
4)this last group is just any shot of someones face, sometime smiling, other times they try to make a badass face when really they drive a mid size SUV, something lame like a KIA.......
"like ok... like lets totally like do it!"
"wtf omfgeez for sure that angle is so improbable"
This effect can be quantitatively measured and is described by the following equation to solve for deceptiveness.
Deceit = (Angle of camera from horizontal) / (percentage of body shown) / (# of available profile pictures)
Note: Often taken using the reflection of a bathroom mirror.