Today my picture on MyGenius was deleted, because my current photo does not "reflect your personal brand," and down graded.
The objectionable photo is the one I use as an avatar on this site, which I think is pretty cool.
Having said that I know that there are sites that only allow "head & shoulders," some being stricter than others. Generally most business forums or sites were one registers, requires a picture. It tends to give the site a more professional feel, but what is wrong having a head and shoulders and an avatar?
My question is, "Do photographs of oneself really reflect your personal brand?"