Where do you think does Mitch's insecurity stems from? Which part of his body is he conscious of and why? I keep wondering about this myself because, I think Mitch has a pretty hot bod. Very hot bod. He has a nice chest and has a flat stomach that looks like abs or at least a hard stomach underneath the shirt. Sure, he's a bit stringy/lanky, but it's obvious he's strong and lean-muscled. I find his torso attractive and if his posture's better, he'd have a pretty nice silhouette, too.
Hmm.. I mean, I don’t think I can vouch too much for what is actually canon but this is all… Opinion and headcanons SO HMM,… SCRATCHES CHIN..
I feel like… A lot of us see Mitch as really attractive but then again we are very thirsty fans that fell in love with these characters. Even if… A person, Mitch in this case, has a… “Nice body” doesn’t mean it’s healthy or even if it is, doesn’t mean that Mitch likes it. Insecurity y’know.
So… I’m guessing it stemmed from his dad, that’s what I think at least. This is 100% a theory bc.. We know nearly Nothing about his dad so I’m just gonna try my best.
We know that his stepdad was very abusive, and they probably never had enough money to even eat, which made him very lanky and thin… And, again this is a guess, but all of that abuse and trauma really takes a toll on a person. There can be Mitch’s own conflict of… Hating how he wasn’t strong enough to fight back or protect himself/his mom, that he was always so weak and small.
And there’s just… Insecurity man. A lot of self hate builds up for your face, your body, your personality, which leads to this idea of believing you should be punished or even, the idea of eating and treating yourself right is, kind of sickening.
I think Mitch deals with a lot of things like… Thinking himself as disgusting and “not good enough.” And Especially thinking himself to be like his stepdad, he doesn’t want to equate to that image, he wants to be better than that at least. So yeah, I believe a lot of the insecurity and hate is stemmed from his dad!