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What it means to not have a profile picture on LI and think people will add you ?

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Incognito
WR Officer
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Master of Disaster
It means they're not active and/or not tech savvy. At least that's my first impression.Β 
BorntoSell
Contributor
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Global Business Development Manager
100% agreed.Β 
Ace
Arsonist
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CEO
Personally, profile pic adds some sense of trust. I dont know the psychology behind it but looking at face does add some trust
BorntoSell
Contributor
+2
Global Business Development Manager
There you go brotha !
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Usually I assume the person doesn't use LI that much.Β 

I also find that a lot of people in blue collar industries without a decent looking corporate headshot will go picture-less as well. Not all that weird. Better to have no picture than an unprofessional looking one.
BorntoSell
Contributor
+2
Global Business Development Manager
Somewhat I agree, at least once in their life time they would have got that real picture. Maybe, the wedding day.LOL
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
I'm not sure what you mean? I think you should have a picture posted. If I receive a request with no picture and they wrote a note with their connection req, then I accept it. No picture and no customized note? Ignored.Β 
BorntoSell
Contributor
+2
Global Business Development Manager
Why can't someone show their face on a platform like LI. Man, you're here to make connection not stay invisible.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
+9
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
So, you can adjust a setting that only shows your photo to 1st-degree connections. I am certain it has cut down on LinkedIn creeping/stalking. The stories I've heard from female colleagues about dudes that have stalked them down at conferences were pretty wild--makes this feature seem worth it.
BorntoSell
Contributor
+2
Global Business Development Manager
Well then it depends on what you wanna really show in the place which means how do you look like? Mostly folks judge you based on your looks before making you a cold call.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
+9
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
This is a purely asinine strategy and viewpoint.
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ARRisLife
Politicker
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Account Executive
While I absolutely don't doubt those stories, that's alarming. I've never heard of that before. What a psychotic move... lot of creeps out there.Β 
BorntoSell
Contributor
+2
Global Business Development Manager
True, creeps are on wrong platform.
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Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Same as the person with 25 connectionsΒ 
BorntoSell
Contributor
+2
Global Business Development Manager
Hahaha
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Never gonna add someone that doesn't present themselves as a real person.
BorntoSell
Contributor
+2
Global Business Development Manager
I completely 2nd that :)
Makarium
Politicker
+4
Sdr
Your profile picture is the first impression that you can cause, I usually don't accept any request from profiles without pic.
BorntoSell
Contributor
+2
Global Business Development Manager
You follow the protocol then, great my friend :)
Bittersweet0326
Politicker
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Digital Business Associate
It does depend on if I know them or not. I have plenty of people I know that don't care about pictures and/or don't understand the value it adds. But for the most part they normally have 6 connections and want to sell me something.
BorntoSell
Contributor
+2
Global Business Development Manager
In one line, if you don't have a face you'll never be in my connections. I can only add you if you're my best friend or maybe ex,lol
Bittersweet0326
Politicker
+5
Digital Business Associate
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Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Means, someone ain't Interested to create an impact with his/her profile on there and inturn uninterested to connect with anybody much.

Note : completely can't judge that way too as there is an option you set for profile pic visibility - full network or just anybody on and off your network
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
I don't trust someone without a profile pic on any social media.
msp_sales
Opinionated
+4
Full Cycle Sales
1. Scammer, 2. Not tech savvy, 3. Important/wealthy enough to not give a shit.
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