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Post Physical Attractiveness And Self Esteem
http://psp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/10/1/43

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Post Re: Physical Attractiveness And Self Esteem
As with most common FH'ers, I'm much too lazy to actually click a link and read whatever's on the other side. I will, however, simply note that it is indeed all relative, one man could look at a woman and think she's the most beautiful woman in the world while another man looks at her and thinks he wouldn't touch her with a 30 foot cattle prod.

But this should be common sense. cooki:

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Prior research has found that although physically attractive people are consistently viewed and treated more favorably than those who are less attractive, there is a surprisingly weak relationship between physical attractiveness and self-esteem. An attributional explanation for this relationship was tested in the present study. Males and females who were either high or low in self-rated attractiveness wrote an essay on which they received praise from a fictitious other-sex evaluator who had presumably either seen or not seen them prior to giving the praise. As predicted, high attractive individuals discounted the praise when they had been seen by the evaluator, attributing it less to the quality of their work or writing style than when they had not been seen by the evaluator. In contrast, low attractive individuals were more likely to attribute praise to work-related factors when they had been seen than when they had not been seen by the evaluator.


Yeah most of that people already know but what I am more inteested in is what you think of yourself. For example you could be the best looking person around, others think so and still be insecure. Conversly you'd not be that attractive, considered ugly and feel ok. I find that part more interesting.

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Post Re: Physical Attractiveness And Self Esteem
From what it seems, the article is more or less saying that those who are physically less attractive find other reasons for praise. Because they know themselves that they are not attractive, when someone sees them and praises their work, they are less inclined to think that it is only because of their beauty.

Physically attractive people (at least in this study), on the other hand, are more likely to attribute the praise to their physical features than to their work when the person sees them. This makes them less confident about the quality of their work because they think their beauty is affecting the person's judgment.

The article isn't so much addressing your self-esteem in terms of your beauty, but more so in relation to whether you believe that others can see beyond your beauty.

But in general, you could say that the physically less attractive people have more confidence because when they receive praise for some non-beauty-related, they know for a fact that people are praising them for said thing and not just because they're gorgeous. Whereas the physically more attractive people can't see things the same way because they know from experience that people will praise them because of their beauty, not because of the non-beauty-related thing.

And those who are physically more attractive and still have low self-esteem about their own beauty usually have had the low self-esteem from childhood - perhaps from teasing or bullying or lack of reinforcement - and so cannot really see what others see in them. Or they're very humble. Those who are physically less attractive though have just as bad of self-esteem because they are bullied/teased by others for their looks, and they're thrown into the mindset that they can't be that beautiful. Insecurities come from how others socially interact with each other, how they treat each other, and what others' focus is on (whether they focus on someone's beauty more so than their personality, etc).

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Post Re: Physical Attractiveness And Self Esteem
This thread sort of reminds me of this wikipedia article, which sort of explains this phenomena some more. Like how you tend to attract stuff by the way you think about yourself, or what you do. If you think bad of yourself and do bad stuff, bad stuff tends to happen to you, and vice versa. Sort of like a self-fulfilling prophecy .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_attraction

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