Is there any point in showing the picture next to your name in the
Yes, picture next to your name is acting as an icon. If your question is "should there be an icon next to your Profile link" then again yes, having an icon next to important links and buttons is helpful and Personal Details section qualifies to carry one.
showing the picture next to your name
Let me rephrase this question to "Should there be your picture instead of an icon?" Lets look at some alternates and options we have here. Lets use an actual icon for instance.
But a natural question would be, should this image be that of a male or female or a neutral one?
- And what about age, ethnicity and regional aspects?
- What about personalizing user's experience and helping the user build a connection with the app and its content?.
- Should you not use user's image as an icon?
When you use personal image as an icon, you cover all these concerns. Thus it is good to have icon next to your profile section AND it is good to have your own image next to profile instead of any graphic icon.
Hope this answers your question.