The Importance Of Physical Beauty

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“My teacher tells me beauty is on the inside. That 's just something that ugly people say” (Liar Liar). Growing up we are always hearing about how important is is to be nice, have integrity, etc. but is that inner beauty enough? Beauty is a perception that has no set attributes attached to it. This means beauty varies from person to person and the idea of what beauty defines stands for can mean different things too. That leads to the main sets of beauty, inner and outer. Outer beauty is the beauty a person inherits and has no natural control over, whereas inner beauty is a beauty that can be achieved by anyone theoretically. Physical beauty has characteristics such as complexion, physical features, and appearance while inner beauty is comprised of the traits and personality of an individual. Having either trait can be helpful in different situations, but the advantages of being physically beautiful slightly outweigh…show more content…
In fact, a psychology bulletin suggested that “observers use both static (e.g., clothing style) and dynamic (e.g., smiling and physical features) elements of a target’s physical appearance to form impressions and that these cues are differentially related to various personality characteristics” (Naumann 1664). This means that humans attribute certain personality characteristics to the way people physically appear; and since people see someone before they speak to them, their first impression of what they are like on the inside is dominated by what they look like. This could be an issue for people who do not carry themselves well physically because they may be seen as having a worse personality than they actually have. On top of that it makes being physically attractive not only have the expected perks, but also the perks of being nice. However, a physical change is easy. What do people do about harder to fix attributes such as the ones
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