I had a conversation with a few friends along the topic of I hate what I look like, who wants to swap foreheads? kind of thing.
And it really got me thinking.
Either these girls are trying to get showered in compliments or we all see each other and ourselves differently.
I’m literally the outcast in a large group of annoyingly-pretty girls. They talk about their ‘hot girl’ problems and then there’s me, with a special feature in my facial region. I hate to brag but it’s basically: if I don’t keep my head at ‘Poop On My Face, Birds’ head level my chin just makes a new friend. Yeah…my double chin’s called Mandy. 😀
But it’s okay because she always keeps my head high and my chin up. 😉
Seriously though. Like when it’s raining and we get inside and I just flip my hair to the side, expecting to be like Jessica Alba, I actually look like Golem from Lord of the Rings.
I wish that was an exaggeration.
But anyways (highly sidetracked), I went on the BuzzFeed app, as I do, and strumbled across a post called….okay never mind, I can’t find the damn article anymore. But I found it right after having a good old think about this. Coincidence? I think not.
It said something a long the lines of that we see ourselves differently to the way others see us. Scientifically proven too.
Although, because I’m nice (and lazy) I found this!:
In a recent Dove ad, an FBI forensic artist sketched a series of women based purely on the way they described themselves and again as others described them. The artist could only hear their voices, not see their faces.
A video about the experiment, which has been viewed on YouTube more than 22 million times and counting, revealed stark difference between the way the women saw themselves and the way others saw them. Across the board, the self-described portraits were the least attractive — suggesting, according to the Dove marketing team, that we are all more beautiful than we think we are.
So, why can’t we see ourselves as we really are?
Over the course of our lives, experts said, our sense of self-image develops through a complicated interplay between cultural ideals, life experiences and accumulated comments by others. The result is, inevitably, a distortion of reality.
So the next time you look at your reflection, just know, your eyes are messed up. 🙂
You’re cute and I’m a hypocrite but this is for you not for me. 🙂
Comment below a feature you like about yourself. 😀
Go on an adventure.