Body Image

Body Image is a person's personal perception of the aesthetics of their body, or their personal opinion about the sexual attractiveness of their own body. It's your body, and you need to learn how to love your body so that you can be comfortable in your own skin, forever and always. Always remember that you are unique, just like everyone else.

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Don't make Comparisons. It's easy to make mistakes and make false assumptions when making comparisons, because we rarely have enough information in order to be accurate or honest. Research can easily be skewed, and our observations could easily fool us into seeing things differently than other people do, like with being over confident or egotistical or by making a false equivalence. Your opinion of yourself matters more than the opinion of a stranger, just as long as your own opinion is accurate. "My body was never perfect, which was why it was so perfect for me." No body is perfect, nobody is perfect, perfect is relative and subjective.

My Body Image (youtube) - Assumptions people make when looking at other people (info-graph) - Illusions - Obsessions - Camouflage - Mirrors

I try not to alter peoples perceptions of me, but that's almost impossible sometimes, because some people tend to assume things and then make judgments and accusations based on their assumptions. It's hard to control how people interpret things. What you say, what you do and what you wear can cause certain people to over react, like when people lose. So it's best not to show off or flaunt or brag. You need to be yourself, but remember, you can't please everyone, so don't expect respect, just love yourself and keep learning.

Social Comparison Theory is the belief that there is a drive within individuals to gain accurate self-evaluations. The theory explains how individuals evaluate their own opinions and abilities by comparing themselves to others in order to reduce uncertainty in these domains, and learn how to define the self. Do not criticize yourself, understand thyself. It's not always greener on the other side because color is not an accurate measurement of reality.

Pairwise Comparison is any process of comparing entities in pairs to judge which of each entity is preferred, or has a greater amount of some quantitative property, or whether or not the two entities are identical. The method of pairwise comparison is used in the scientific study of preferences, attitudes, voting systems, social choice, public choice, and multiagent AI systems. In psychology literature, it is often referred to as paired comparison.

Body Smart - Mirrors - Illusions - Obsessed

Reference is a relation between objects in which one object designates, or acts as a means by which to connect to or link to, another object. The first object in this relation is said to refer to the second object. The second object, the one to which the first object refers, is called the referent of the first object.

Superficial - Clothing - Decorations - Makeup - Mirrors - Ratings - Branding - Fashion 

When you look in the mirror to see yourself, that is not who you are, and it's not what you look like, it's only the surface of the human body that you see. And from that point of view, the only main factor is health. Do you look healthy? A mirror is not who you are or what you look like. Who you are is in the inside you and what you look like is objective. This is not to say ignore the ignorance of people who sometimes judge others subjectively. It's just saying that you should not judge yourself in the same ignorant way that others may do. So what exactly are you looking at? The surface? Or what's causing the surface to look differently? Is it just your perception? Or is it something that is related to a cause and effect scenario that you can confirm? Like an injury, or something hereditary, or something that indicates a health problem? Don't ever assume that what you see is exactly what you're looking at. There are many layers, and once you define these layers, then can you avoid looking at yourself so narrowly, or so definitively. Stick with the facts, and skip the self-pity comparisons, there's no time to waste on that kind of bullshit anyway. Be a doctor, not a critic. This is your status, now go, we have a life to live. How our Body can effect our Thinking.

Self Image is the mental picture, generally of a kind that is quite resistant to change, that depicts not only details that are potentially available to objective investigation by others (height, weight, hair color, gender, I.Q. score, etc.), but also items that have been learned by that person about themself, either from personal experiences or by internalizing the judgments of others. A simple definition of a person's self-image is their answer to the question "What do you believe people think about you?". Self-image may consist of three types: Self-image resulting from how the individual sees themself. Self-image resulting from how others see the individual. Self-image resulting from how the individual perceives others see them.

What you look like on the outside is not as important as who you are in the inside. Being a good person and having a good heart will always make you a beautiful person. If you're a bad person, no matter how beautiful you are on the outside, the ugliness that's in your heart will always show its true face. Let the love in your heart be the true measure of how beautiful you are. Most of the time we can't control other peoples behaviors, but we can control how we react to other peoples behavior. Try not to assume or expect certain behavior from other people. Everyone experiences changes in their life. If you understand how your own behaviors change, then you should also understand that other peoples behaviors change too. If someone is not friendly, then your first reaction should be that you hope that they are OK. Never take things personally. You can do things that some people might not agree with, so it makes sense that other people might do things that you don't agree with. You know that you can make a mistake, and you know that you're willing to apologize and learn from your mistake, this is the same for most people. Most people can't be friends to everyone they meet all the time, it's impossible. And we tend to share more of ourselves and express more of ourselves with our friends, which does not always mean that we're understood more. That's the same with everyone else. The most important thing is, make the friends that you do have count. And don't let the outside world drag you down. The inside world is the most important. The outside world changes, and so do you. Just remember to make the inside world change for the better, even when the outside world changes for the worse.

Thinking that you're beautiful can increase dopamine levels. So you have to be careful. Your ego could become an addiction.

If faces look like demons, you could have this extraordinary condition. Research visualizes face distortions in a case of prosopometamorphopsia. Imagine if every time you saw a face, it appeared distorted. Well, for those who have a very rare condition known as prosopometamorphopsia, which causes facial features to appear distorted, that is reality. A new study reports on a unique case of a patient with PMO. The research is the first to provide accurate and photorealistic visualizations of the facial distortions experienced by an individual with PMO.

"I have just two looks, gross and not so gross. I'm happiest when I'm not so gross. Does this mean I have low standards? No. Do I have low self-esteem? No. What I have is no time for bullshit, just the facts, and that's it, except sometimes I blur my eyes when I'm looking in the mirror, it does help to ease the bullshit. So we're good to go, let's do this." Everything Is Beautiful - Ray Stevens (youtube)

Look in the mirror and say "I am not that gross." Saying gross signifies that you known that you're not perfect, and saying that you're not so gross signifies that you love yourself completely, and you're not going to let your imperfections take away from your good nature or your amazing potential. Good hygiene is important, but hygiene can only take you so far. You need a good personality and a good attitude. You don't have time for any irrelevant negative thinking. There's so much to do. So wasting time on unproductive thinking is illogical. "I am not that gross, and, I am not that stupid." So away we go. It's time to do something.

Teen dislike of physical appearance strong predictor of depression in early adulthood. Heightened risk ranges from 50% to 285% by the age of 18; depression severity greater in boys. Teens who are unhappy with their physical appearance are at significantly heightened risk of depression by the time they reach early adulthood. When they were 14, some 3753 teens were asked to rate satisfaction with their physical appearance by scoring their weight, figure, body build and specific areas, including breasts, stomach, waist, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, face and hair, on a 5-point scale, where 0 equals 'extremely dissatisfied' and 5 equals 'extremely satisfied'. Both the boys (1675) and the girls (2078) were mildly satisfied with their body, overall. But girls were more dissatisfied than boys. Girls tended to dislike their thighs, stomach, and weight, but liked their hair and hips. Boys tended to be dissatisfied with body build, stomach, and hips, but weren't bothered about their hair, weight, or legs. Nearly 1 in 3 (32%) of the girls and around 1 in 7 (14%) of the boys were dissatisfied with their weight, and around 1 in 4 (27%) girls and 1 in 7 (14%) boys were dissatisfied with their figure. When they were 18, depressive symptoms were formally assessed using a validated scale (CIS-R). Girls were more likely to experience episodes of depression than the boys. One in 10 (10%) of the girls reported at least one mild depressive episode compared with 1 in 20 (5%) of the boys. Nearly 7% of the girls and nearly 3% of the boys reported at least one moderately severe depressive episode, while severe depressive episode(s) affected 1.5% of the girls and less than 1% (0.7%) of the boys. Analysis of the data revealed that body dissatisfaction at the age of 14 predicted depressive episodes of all degrees of severity among the girls, and mild and severe depressive episodes among the boys by the time they were 18 years old. These findings held true, even after taking account of depressive symptoms at the age of 14. Among the girls, each increase in the body dissatisfaction scale at the age of 14 was associated with a heightened risk of experiencing at least one mild (63%), moderate (67%) and/or severe (84%) depressive episode at the age of 18. The strength of this association increased with the severity of the depressive episode. The impact of body dissatisfaction on mild depressive episodes was comparable between boys and girls, but its impact on severe depressive episodes was stronger among the boys. Each increase in the body dissatisfaction scale at the age of 14 among the boys was associated with a heightened risk of experiencing at least one mild (50%) and/or severe (285%) depressive episode at the age of 18. "it is possible that in the era of social media and increasing pressures on body ideals, male adolescents have also become sensitive to [idealised body image] pressures, which may translate into later depressive episodes," suggest the researchers. The researchers acknowledge that the lack of ethnic and socioeconomic diversity in the ALSPAC data, and the absence of any information on sexual orientation may limit the wider applicability of the findings. And the measure of body dissatisfaction assessed in the questionnaires was skewed towards female appearance ideals. Nevertheless, they conclude: "These findings demonstrate that body dissatisfaction should be considered as a public health issue of pressing concern. [It] is highly prevalent among young people in the general population and has an increasing incidence; the findings indicate that reducing body dissatisfaction might be an effective strategy to reduce mental health issues.

Those with facial scars rate their own appearance more critically than surgeons and strangers. Patients who undergo facial surgery think their surgical scars look worse than surgeons and independent observers do, according to a new study. We can sometimes be our own worst critics.

When someone is disfigured, I see the human, not the disfigurement. I know that they are disfigured, but I know that they are human, and that's what I focus on. People who can't handle seeing a human who is disfigured, are people who have no empathy, or, they are people who selectively empathize only to act like they care about people, like the people who are prejudice or who discriminate against people for selfish reasons.

Disfigured is having the appearance that is imperfect or defective or inadequate, and subnormal in structure and function or not working properly.

Disfigurement is the state of having one's appearance deeply and persistently harmed medically, such as from a disease, birth defect, or wound. Disfigurement, whether caused by a benign or malignant condition, often leads to severe psychosocial problems such as negative body image; depression; difficulties in one's social, sexual, and professional lives; prejudice; and intolerance. This is partly due to how the individual copes with looking 'visibly different', though the extent of the disfigurement rarely correlates with the degree of distress the sufferer feels. An additional factor which affects sufferers of a disfigurement is the reaction they get from other people. The general population responds to people with a disfigurement with less trust and respect, and often try to avoid making contact or having to look at the disfigurement. Disfigurements affecting visible areas, such as the face, arms, and hands, are thought to present greater difficulty for sufferers to cope with than do other disfigurements.

Beauty - Appearance - Attractiveness

Beauty is a characteristic of an animal, idea, object, person or place that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. Something that has pleasing qualities or symmetry can be seen as being beautiful, though things that seem beautiful are still relative and subjective, such as fashion.

Beautiful is a personal perception that something is enjoyable and pleasing to look at and feel. When examining something closely, things are considered to be beautiful when they have good symmetry and also have very few flaws or imperfections. But even then, beauty is still measured by a persons level of knowledge, their experiences, and their personal tastes and values. Even when something beautiful is very popular or well liked by most people, beauty is still subjective, objective and a little mysterious. Delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration that creates a favorable judgment, which sounds like magic.

Attractive is someone pleasing to the eye or mind, especially through beauty or charm. Having the power to arouse interest. Attractive in physics is something having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull. Attraction.

Appealing is something able to attract interest or draw favorable attention. Appeal is attractiveness that interests, pleases or stimulates.

Aesthetic is relating to or dealing with beauty. Concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste. Aesthetically pleasing. Aesthetic in philosophy is a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful. Aesthetics - Symmetry.

Good Taste is having good judgment and good opinions about what is considered to be high quality and aesthetically pleasing or socially appropriate. Someone who appreciates the finer things.

Stunning is someone or something extremely impressive or attractive. Strikingly beautiful or attractive. Commanding attention. Overcome as with astonishment or disbelief. Causing great astonishment and consternation. Causing or capable of causing bewilderment or shock or insensibility.

Pretty is someone who is attractive and pleasing by delicacy or grace.

Cute is something attractive, especially by means of smallness, prettiness or quaintness. Obviously contrived to charm.

Pleasing is something that gives pleasure and satisfaction.

Inviting is something attractive and tempting and offering the promise of an enjoyable experience. Friendly.

Good Looking is someone pleasing in appearance, especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion.

Handsome is someone pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion.

Tall, Dark and Handsome is a phrase that refers to an appealing man, often found in romantic fiction aimed at women. (dark may refer to dark hair, dark suit or dark skin tone).

Heartthrob is a male celebrity who is known for his good looks and who is attractive to many women.

Clean-Cut is someone giving the appearance of neatness and respectability.

I Look Good - O.T. Genasis (youtube) - I look real good today.

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder means that beauty cannot be judged objectively, for what one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another. The person who is observing gets to decide what is beautiful. Beauty doesn't exist on its own, it's created by observers. Beauty is relative, but beauty can also be a consensus.

Blind People Describe Beauty (youtube)

If you're only beautiful on the outside, but not beautiful on the inside, then that's just false advertising.

Appearance is the outward or visible aspect of a person or thing. A mental representation. The act of appearing in public view. Sometimes pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression.

Human Physical Appearance is the outward phenotype or look of human beings. There are infinite variations in human phenotypes, though society reduces the variability to distinct categories. Physical appearance of humans, in particular those attributes which are regarded as important for physical attractiveness, are believed by anthropologists to significantly affect the development of personality and social relations. Some humans can be acutely sensitive to their physical appearance. Some differences in human appearance are genetic, others are the result of age, lifestyle or disease, and many are the result of personal adornment.

Visual Appearance of objects is given by the way in which they reflect and transmit light. The color of objects is determined by the parts of the spectrum of (incident white) light that are reflected or transmitted without being absorbed. Additional appearance attributes are based on the directional distribution of reflected (BRDF) or transmitted light (BTDF) described by attributes like glossy, shiny versus dull, matte, clear, turbid, distinct, etc.

Appearance in philosophy to show, shine, appear, to be manifest or manifest itself, plural phenomena), is any thing which manifests itself. Phenomena are often, but not always, understood as "things that appear" or "experiences" for a sentient being, or in principle may be so.

Physical Attractiveness is the degree to which a person's physical features are considered aesthetically pleasing or beautiful. The term often implies sexual attractiveness or desirability, but can also be distinct from either. There are many factors which influence one person's attraction to another, with physical aspects being one of them. Physical attraction itself includes universal perceptions common to all human cultures such as facial symmetry, sociocultural dependent attributes and personal preferences unique to a particular individual. In many cases, humans subconsciously attribute positive characteristics, such as intelligence and honesty, to physically attractive people. A person's physical characteristics can signal cues to fertility and health, with statistical modelling studies showing that the facial shape variables that reflect aspects of physiological health, including body fat and blood pressure, also influence observers' perceptions of health. Attending to these factors increases reproductive success, furthering the representation of one's genes in the population. Men, on average, tend to be attracted to women who have a youthful appearance and exhibit features such as a symmetrical face, full breasts, full lips, and a low waist-hip ratio. Women, on average, tend to be attracted to men who are taller than they are and who display a high degree of facial symmetry, masculine facial dimorphism, upper body strength, broad shoulders, a relatively narrow waist, and a V-shaped torso.

Sex Symbol is a a person widely noted for their sexual attractiveness. A model whose mass-produced pictures see widespread appeal as part of popular culture. Blonde Bombshell is a stereotype for women with blonde hair.
Sexual objectification is the act of treating a person solely as an object of sexual desire.

Not being beautiful as you think you are is like having camouflage that helps to protect the true beauty that is within you and underneath the surface. It also protects you from people who would ignorantly exploit your beauty and give you unwarranted attention. Not being beautiful can also protect you from becoming vain or obsessed with your own beauty, or from using your beauty as an excuse to do things that you normally wouldn't do. It seems to be more beneficial not beautiful than it is to be beautiful. Unless you are highly educated enough to handle the vulnerabilities of being beautiful, you're better off not being beautiful. The same thing goes money or power, having too much can be bad. Balance.

Baby, You're A Rich Man, How does it feel to be One of the beautiful people? (Beatles).

Neatness is the trait of being clean and organized and showing care.

Elegant is being refined and tasteful in appearance, behavior or style. Suggesting taste, ease, and wealth. Displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution.

Graceful is displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution.

Refined is showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience. Free from what is tawdry or unbecoming.

Fine is something being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition. Characterized by elegance, refinement or accomplishment. Fine of textures are surfaces that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles. Fine in metallurgy are metals free from impurities and having a high or specified degree of purity. Fine (penalty).

Eye Candy is a very attractive person or persons, or the salient visible physical attributes of same. Any object or sight with considerable visual appeal.

Arm Candy is an attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.

Average Looking

I'm not Ugly, you are Plain Looking is being simple or ordinary in character. Having no pretensions; not remarkable or special. Not elaborate or elaborated; Not mixed with extraneous elements. Without modification, esp. without any attempt to soften or disguise. Lacking embellishment or ornamentation. Lacking in physical beauty or proportion. Not distinctive, or remarkable in appearance.

Average Looking means that a person is neither especially attractive nor especially ugly. This person's appearance is only average, like that of many other people.

Mid is someone who is below average or of low quality. Something that is mediocre. It's not something that's bad or ugly, it's just something that's not perceived as being good or beautiful.

You could say that my job is to make other people look good by being below average looking and being a little displeasing, which also helps people to feel less insecure and less inadequate. I mean, how else would you know what good looking is if you had nothing to compare it to? So thank you very much. I'm glad to be of service. So what do you do? Are you just pretty or just pretty stupid?

Imperfections or beauty can both cause distractions and cause abnormal or self defeating behaviors. It's better to be plain looking than good looking.

If you're pretty and you know it then your heart will surely show it. Beauty begins on the inside. That is the only place where true beauty originates from. If you're ugly on the inside, then just being beautiful on the outside will do you more harm than good. There are a lot of beautiful people who are as*holes, which is such a wasteful shame because it ruins the privilege of beauty for everyone.

Nothing is ugly, ugly does not exist. Something that is pleasing to the eye does not mean that it's beautiful. And something that isn't pleasing to the eye does not mean that it's ugly. Beautiful and ugly are just opinions, not facts or reality. But that doesn't mean that you can't improve something or make something look better. But that's still just a personal preference and your personal perceptionLabels can sometimes be misleading.

Eyesore is a thing that is perceived as ugly, especially a building that disfigures a landscape. An eyesore is something that is largely considered to look unpleasant or ugly. (Is there a safety issue? Is there a health issue?)

Slobbish or Slovenly is being negligent with neatness or being habitually dirty and unkempt, especially with clothes that are worn in public. Messy hair or dirty skin can also be seen as being a slob. (Poor taste or just cheap?).

Surface - Just the Outside - The First Layer

Superficiality is the lack of thoroughness, depth of character, or serious thought. Shallowness in terms of affecting only surface layers of something.

Subjective - Criticizing - Narrow Minded - Labels - Fake

Superficial is seeing something based only its surface and nothing else. A shallow understanding of something, like racism. Not seeing the underlying levels and not seeing the whole picture.

Superficial Evidence - Circumstantial Evidence - Racism - Fashion - Fame

Surface is a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something. The outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary. The extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object. The outermost Level of the land or sea. Above or on top, but not below the surface.

Periphery is the outside boundary or the surface of something. The outer limits or edge of an area or object. Peripheral is on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area. The opposite of center, middle or heart.

Fringe is the outside boundary or surface of something. A part of the city far removed from the center. A social group holding marginal or extreme views.

Tangential is something of superficial relevance if any. Of or relating to or acting along or in the direction of a tangent or a topic nearly unrelated to the main topic, but having a point in common with it.

Appearance is the outward or visible aspect of a person or thing. The act of appearing in public view. Pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression. It's what's inside that is the most important.

Facade is generally one exterior side of a building, usually the front. It is a foreign loan word from the French façade, which means "frontage" or "face". In architecture, the facade of a building is often the most important aspect from a design standpoint, as it sets the tone for the rest of the building. From the engineering perspective of a building, the facade is also of great importance due to its impact on energy efficiency. For historical facades, many local zoning regulations or other laws greatly restrict or even forbid their alteration. Facade can also be a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant.

Front is the side that is seen or that goes first. The side that is forward or prominent. The part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer. The outward appearance of a person. Front Men.

Face is the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear. The general outward appearance of something. A surface forming part of the outside of an object. Face also means a vertical surface of a building or cliff. Face also means to be oriented in a certain direction or to face in a certain direction. A reference point. Facial Expressions.

Take Something at Face Value means to accept someone or something just as it appears, or to believe that the way things appear is the way they really are.

What You See is What You Get means that there are no hidden or unknown features, traits, characteristics. There is nothing beyond what is immediately apparent in a given person or thing. WYSIWYG can also refer to a situation in which the display screen portrays an accurate rendition of the printed page.

What you see is not always what you get. Real people can be hard to find. Two Faced.

Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics (youtube) - Some people are made of plastic, You know some people are made of wood, Some people have hearts of stone, Some people are up to no good. Aaaaah, but baby, I'm for real I'm as real as real can get, If what you're looking for Is real loving, Then what you see is what you get.

Perfection - No One is Perfect

Perfection is the state of being without a flaw or defect. An ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept. The act of making something perfect.

Perfect is having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. Being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish. Precisely accurate or exact. Make something completely free from faults or defects, or as close to such a condition as possible.

Nothing wrong with making improvements and wanting to be better or do better. Everyone should strive to be the best they can be. To be the best takes a lot of learning, and a lot of training and a lot of time. Just don't let perfection turn into an obsession. Being great in one way, you might not be so great in other ways. Always seek balance in your life.

Perceiving something to be perfect does not make it perfect. Striving for high quality and excellence is a good thing, and trying to make things better is also a good thing. But you still have to know the difference between subjective and objective. We can measure tangible things that are valuable and effective, but we can't measure abstract perceptions. So it seems that the only thing that is perfect is our imagination, and the dreams that we have about perfection. We have to be careful with this word perfection, it can waste a lot of time and also be irrelevant and cause undue stress and anxiety. There's nothing wrong with wanting to be the best or wanting to do your best. The only thing that can be wrong are the reasons why you want to be the best. Thinking perfectly is much more valuable than just seeking perfection and perfectly thinking is a lot better than just thinking about being perfect. Priorities and time management need to be considered.

Subjectivity are influences, informs, and biases that affect people's judgments about truth or reality.

"We are not perfect, but we are perfect in knowing that we are not perfect." Finding the Perfect Person.

Fear of Not Doing Enough - Fear of Missing Out - Imposter Syndrome

Nothing is Perfect. Perfection is only a fantasy, and achievable only in our dreams. But even then, most perfections are unnecessary and irrelevant. Perfection is more of a desired goal, not necessarily a reality that someone can achieve. So even a dream about perfection is not perfect. To be functional, practical and healthy is as perfect as reality could ever get. So don't waste too much time fantasizing about things that are unnecessary and irrelevant, especially when most dreams about perfection are self-centered and delusional. There are much better dreams to dream.

Perfection: The Enemy of Evolution. Freedom to miss the optimal mark opens a wide range of new designs over time. Evolution is a sequence of design changes happening on their own in a discernible direction; it never weds itself to a single point on a drawing board. An evolving system or animal is free to simply go with what works. Not so much that its performance suffers greatly, but enough that it opens access to other options near the so-called optimal design. With scientists often looking to nature for clues to solve challenges, they should also free to miss the optimal mark and open a wider design space over time. Scientists are often trained to seek out the absolute best solution to a given problem. On a chalk board, this might look something like drawing a graph to find a function's minimum or maximum point. When designing a turbojet engine, it might mean tweaking the rotor blades' angles a tiny degree to achieve a tenth of a percent increase in efficiency.

Obsessed with Perfection

Perfectionism can sometimes drive people to attempt to achieve an unattainable ideal, which could waste valuable time and energy, though their adaptive perfectionism can sometimes motivate them to reach their goals. When perfectionists do not reach their goals, they often fall into depression. A perfectionist is a personality trait characterized by a person's striving for flawlessness and setting high performance standards, accompanied by critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others' evaluations.

There's nothing wrong with wanting to look your best, it's just when you become so obsessed with how you look that you waste an enormous amount of time, energy, money and resources. When you spend too much time trying to look good, you may have less time to be good. Use your time effectively and efficiently to maintain a certain amount of organization in your life, because it helps to reduce the time wasted looking for things, and it also helps you to accurately understand the things that you have and the things that you are responsible for.

Wanting to be perfect can make you crazy.

Perfectionism and the Excessive desire to succeed and compete with others may have negative impact on youth psychological health. The drive to be perfect in body, mind and career take a toll on young people's mental health.

Fussy is being overly obsessed with every detail that you never truly enjoy yourself. There's nothing wrong with wanting perfection, as long as it doesn't interfere with life. Some details are not that important to waste all that time and resources on.

Control Freak is a person who wants to control everything in someone else's life, or in their own life. A person who likes to dictate and micro-manage how everything is done around them. Someone with a compulsive desire to exert control over situations and people. An individual who attempts to undermine other people based on how one dictates how everything is done around them. An obsession with performing tasks in a certain way.

Power Trip - Toxic Ego - Consent - Peer Pressure - Fake People - Illusion of Control

Obsession is an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone.

Anal Retentiveness describes a person who pays so much attention to detail that it becomes an obsession and may be an annoyance to others.

Fixation is the persistent attachment to people or things in general.

Body Dysmorphia is a mental disorder characterized by an obsessive preoccupation that some aspect of one's own appearance is severely flawed and warrants exceptional measures to hide or fix it.

Plastic Surgery - Self-Conscious (low confidence) - Ruminating

Selfies may drive plastic surgery by distorting facial features. Cellphone images could alter the appearance of the nose and chin. Cellphone 'selfies' distort facial features, an effect that may be driving an uptick in requests for plastic surgery, researchers show in a new study. The findings highlight an unexpected consequence of social media and the need for plastic surgeons to discuss this phenomenon with their patients.

People want to look good, which is not a bad thing, it's just when looking good turns into an obsession, then it becomes a problem. When you become so self-conscious that you can't be yourself, then that could be a problem. And when you believe that you look better than others which makes you treat others differently, then that could also be a problem and a warning sign of Narcissism. Are you obsessed with how you look? Obsessed with looking good? Obsessed with how your things look, like your car, your clothes, your hair or jewelry, and so on. They could be signs of appearance obsession. Are you looking in the mirror many times each day? Are you staring at yourself in the mirror or at a certain defect or flaw? Not going out of the house or hanging with friends anymore because you are concerned about your appearance. Only being able to go out in public after you’ve spent hours getting yourself ready. Not being able to post any pictures on social media until you spend a lot of time finding that perfect one. Some people spend hours snapping pictures to get that perfect one, which is a sign of obsession.

High Maintenance is someone demanding a lot of attention and places a strong emphasis on their own image, wants, needs, and desires. Their feelings are of highest priority and has higher than normal expectations. Types of Friends.

Low Maintenance is someone who takes no time to get ready to go out. The one who wears no makeup and doesn't care about clothing. The one who's easy-going and doesn't require any pampering. Just wants to hang out and chill.

When Obsession becomes Depression

Be Nice to Yourself Inferiority Complex is a lack of self-worth, a doubt and uncertainty about the self, and feelings of not measuring up to standards. It is often subconscious, and is thought to drive afflicted individuals to overcompensate, resulting either in spectacular achievement or extreme asocial behavior. In modern literature, the preferred terminology is "lack of covert self-esteem". For many, it is developed through a combination of genetic personality characteristics and personal experiences.

Illusions - Assumptions - Exaggerations - Misused Ego - Looking down on yourself - Ruminations

Fly in the Ointment is a flaw or imperfection that detracts from something positive. A small, unpleasant matter that spoils something. A drawback or detrimental factor. A minor irritation or other factor that spoils the success or enjoyment of something. A trifling annoyance that spoils one’s enjoyment.

"Your life doesn't have to be perfect, your life just has to have value."

Self Pity is excessive, self-absorbed unhappiness over one's own troubles. Self-pity is also an emotion directed towards others with the goal of attracting attention, empathy, or help and one in which the subject feels sorry for themselves.

Feeling Sorry for Yourself is when you exaggerate your misfortune to a point where you experience a sense of hopelessness and helplessness. You might start thinking that your life will never be good again. And you might conclude that no one could possibly help help you feel better. This way of thinking is self-destructive. To feel pity for oneself due to circumstances or treatment perceived as unfair or exceptionally harmful. The phrase typically implies that such feelings are not fully warranted. I know you're disappointed that opportunity didn't work out, but you need to stop being sorry for yourself and start auditioning again. If you're completely focused on feeling bad about your own problems and complaints, you're feeling self-pity. It's often easier to identify self-pity in other people than in yourself, partly because your own self-pity keeps your attention focused inward. Don't feel sorry for other people.

Victim Playing is the fabrication or exaggeration of victimhood for a variety of reasons such as to justify abuse of others, to manipulate others, a coping strategy, or attention seeking.

Don't let the voices in your head ruin your day.

Positive illusions are unrealistically favorable attitudes that people have towards themselves or to people that are close to them. Positive illusions are a form of self-deception or self-enhancement that feel good, maintain self-esteem or stave off discomfort, at least in the short term. There are three broad kinds: inflated assessment of one's own abilities, unrealistic optimism about the future, and an illusion of control.

Negative self-perception appears to self-perpetuate.

Self-Deception is the action or practice of allowing oneself to believe that a false or invalidated feeling, idea, or situation is true. A process of denying or rationalizing away the relevance, significance, or importance of opposing evidence and logical argument. Self-deception involves convincing oneself of a truth (or lack of truth) so that one does not reveal any self-knowledge of the deception.

Pretending to Know - Fallacy - Bias

You Are Not Your Body: Janine Shepherd (youtube)

Nobody's Perfect (youtube) -

If you can't handle criticism, you're extremely vulnerable to stress, anxiety and depression, especially when the criticism come from you. This is not about slander, which you need to defend yourself against, I'm talking about ignorant assumptions that people make. I can't blame people for being ignorant, all I can logically do is help people to be less ignorant. There is no alternative to education. And if you ignorantly believe that punishment is education, then you are ignorant.

Cortical Homunculus is a distorted representation of the human body, based on a neurological "map" of the areas and proportions of the brain dedicated to processing motor functions, or sensory functions, for different parts of the body.

The Thin Ideal is the concept of the ideally slim female body. The common perception of this ideal is a woman who possesses a slender, feminine physique with a small waist and little body fat. The size that the thin ideal woman should be is decreasing while the rate of female obesity is simultaneously increasing, making this iconic body difficult for women to maintain. This creates a gap between the actual appearance of an average woman’s body and its expected appearance which, depending on the extent to which a woman internalizes the necessity of living up to this ideal for her well-being and peace of mind, may have serious psychological effects.

Stella Young: I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much (video)

The What's Underneath Project: Melanie Gaydos (youtube)

Depersonalization Disorder feeling disconnected from one's body, feeling detached from one's own thoughts or emotions. Awareness.

Somatoparaphrenia where one denies ownership of a limb or an entire side of one's body. Body integrity identity disorder (BIID)

Phenotype is the composite of an organism's observable characteristics or traits, such as its morphology, development, biochemical or physiological properties, phenology, behavior, and products of behavior (such as a bird's nest). A phenotype results from the expression of an organism's genes as well as the influence of environmental factors and the interactions between the two. When two or more clearly different phenotypes exist in the same population of a species, the species is called polymorph.

Spatial Intelligence - Self-Smart - Attractions - Morality - Philosophy - Gross Art

Understand how the Media Deceives and Warps Reality.

DOCS: Superhuman - World's Smallest People (youtube, Nov 5, 2015, 48:36)

'Ugly': A Memoir Of Childhood, Deformity And Learning To Love A Distinctive Face.

"My skin shows the battle scars of a hard life, and it also shows all the ignorant mistakes that I made throughout my life. My skin is a scrap book and a work of art."

"Being beautiful can be a distraction and be more harmful than good. And not being beautiful on the outside can a blessing in disguise."

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see." —Confucius

Whether you feel that you look beautiful or ugly does not matter, because they are both dangerous perceptions. Being conceited has its dangers, and being self-degrading also has its dangers. We should all decide to make Beauty or Ugly only in reference to nature. We should stop using Beauty or ugly to describe a human, even if that human is yourself. It doesn't need to be a law, just a common courtesy and a collective acknowledgment that beauty or ugly are illogical terms to describe humans. We should not use words that separate humans or encourages prejudice that's based on appearance. We shall use from now on "You look better, you look good, you look the same, you don't look as good as you use to," because of a particular condition, and not related to old age or any other natural accruing human phenomenon. Try using these phrases.. Does that look better? Does that look the same? Does that look different? When we stop using words against ourselves, everyone will communicate more effectively, and not just to each other, but also to ourselves. Language is truly one of our greatest gifts, and one of our most powerful tools. But language comes with a huge responsibility. Everyone has to learn to fully understand the amazing abilities that language gives us, but we also have to learn about the dangers of language, especially when a person is not educated enough and lacks the skills and the vocabulary.

Freedom of Expression is everyone's god given right, and also a constitutional right. But sadly not everyone respects peoples right to self expression. This is an education problem. When someone is educated enough and knowledgeable enough they know that self expression should not affect them or cause them to act ignorant and disrespectful to someone just because of their visual appearance. This is why Racism is so Wrong and Ignorant. If you blame others for making you crazy, then you are crazy. Crazy with ignorance. This is another reason why everyone needs to educate themselves, because we have too many crazy people running around blaming other people for making them crazy. You have to learn the facts and stop pretending that you know enough about yourself and the world, because you definitely have not learned enough if lose your mind over things that are not relevant or important. And if you believe something is relevant and important, then you better be able to explain it, because if your reason is flawed, then you have no reason or excuse.

Subjective behaviors are not based on facts, so these reactions that people have are based more on fantasy then they are reality. I could understand if someone looked like they had an illness or a contagious disease, then you would be cautious, but you would not be disrespectful and ignorant towards that person, so even that is not a reason or an excuse to act ignorant or threating. If something is perceived to be gross, that does not mean you have the reason to act gross.

Use language to teach the importance of language.

Embodied Cognition is the theory that many features of cognition, whether human or otherwise, are shaped by aspects of the entire body of the organism.

There are many things in my life that I am not totally in control of. Even though I am getting better at controlling things in my life, I am still not in control of everything. I prioritize, but I have to learn how not to ignore things that still may be important. So I have to learn how to spend some more time on the lower priorities in my life, because they still may have significance. How many things do I need to be in control of in my life in order to feel that I am in control of my life? Without turning into a control freak or becoming a perfectionist.

No need to feel embarrassment or shame, those anxieties are too close to being paranoid. Your awareness should only relate to the facts. There is no such thing as perfect, and a beautiful mind is more powerful and more important than a beautiful body. And you don't want to be over confident, for that will just cause more problems and more dysfunction. And don't seek the approval of ignorant people who judge others superficially. And don't pay attention to others prejudice and the shallow remarks of ignorant people. And don't let others distract you from how important you are or let others cause you to forget how incredible you are, you are not measured by other peoples ignorance. You are better then that. So show them what a great person is all about, by either ignoring them, or by having a intelligent reply to their ignorance, like, "Your insecurity and your disrespect towards others saddens me, I pray that you overcome your ignorance so that you can see your potential instead of wasting it on superficial nonsense."

Body Shaming - Fat Shaming - Bullying - Assaults on Women

Your appearance and your image is irrelevant. If you feel that it is, then your conceitedness will rob you and others of what's really important, like family, friends, people and life. Worrying about how you look will waste time, energy and resources and disrespect the gift of life on the grandest scale. Your self reflection and self worth will be so distorted that you will cease to be human, and eventually become a self indulge reflection of an addict. Someone who's' more focused on how they look then what kind of person they are. So self-conscious that you will become unconscious of the world around you. You need to see the world free from judgment and experience the world honestly and openly, without the constant self reflecting paranoia that strips you of any humanity or decency that you have left in your self loathing soul. This goes beyond a false pride or an exaggerated sense of self-importance. People who are worried how others see them, are blind to who they really are, and they can never see people for who they really are. You will live in a self induced prison and at the same time be an insult to yourself. Not only will your relationships be shallow and meaningless, your relationship to the world will also be shallow and meaningless. When you let this go, you will experience life as if you were just born, a great awakening. You will become incredibly grateful that you have finally become relaxed enough to enjoy life and see life through eyes of empathy, sympathy and appreciation.

Appreciation is an expression of Gratitude and the Understanding of the nature of something or the Meaning or the quality or the magnitude of something. A careful and delicate observation of esthetic values.

Sympathy is sharing the feelings of others, especially feelings of sorrow or anguish. A relation of affinity or harmony between people; whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other. 

Empathy is understanding and entering into another's feelings. Compassion.

When a women asks me "How do I look?" Of course I say great. But what I really want to say is "In reference to what? Compared to what? And what is the actual question?" Because I just don't want to be respectable, I also want to be accurate so that we can both learn something about each others self-image. So you're not just looking for encouragement, but something factual too. Does being pretty mean that you're more susceptible to being exploited and being abused? Does being pretty also mean that you're more likely to be undereducated, because education will seem unnecessary and irrelevant because your good looks seem to provide with everything that you want, but not everything that you need? Of course mostly everyone is vulnerable to these same problems, it's just seems that beauty carries its own added risk.

The Different Body Types of Athletes (photo)

"Basing your attraction to someone just using superficial body dimensions is ignorant and narrow minded. That's just being biased, which mostly says that you know very little about humans, including yourself. You're allowing your inability to perceive and to understand get the best of you. Don't put ignorant limitations on your ability to learn, or stop you from knowing someone. Your intelligence is waiting for you, and so is the world."

Body Language - Society

Physical Attractiveness - Form Follows Function

Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty.

Awareness can work against you, especially when you're aware of the wrong things at the wrong time for the wrong reasons, which makes your awareness more of a hindrance than a benefit. If it wasn't for other people, how you see yourself wouldn't matter. Because it's not so much what you perceive yourself to be, it's more about what you think how other people perceive you to be. You shouldn't worry about what other people think, but there are times when you have to anticipate other peoples reactions to certain things, because those reactions could complicate things or make a particular situation uncomfortable or even risky. So you're not worrying about what other people think, you're mostly just being aware of the fact that other people do think, and most of the time people are not thinking about you, but you should be prepared if they do think about you for what ever reason.

Mirrors - How Do You See Yourself

What matters is how you see yourself Mirror is an object that reflects light in such a way that, for incident light in some range of wavelengths, the reflected light preserves many or most of the detailed physical characteristics of the original light, called specular reflection. This is different from other light-reflecting objects that do not preserve much of the original wave signal other than color and diffuse reflected light, such as flat-white paint. The most familiar type of mirror is the plane mirror, which has a flat surface. Curved Mirrors are also used, to produce magnified or diminished images or focus light or simply distort the reflected image. Mirrors are commonly used for personal grooming or admiring oneself (where they are also called looking-glasses), for viewing the area behind and on the sides on motor vehicles while driving, for decoration, and architecture. Mirrors are also used in scientific apparatus such as telescopes and lasers, cameras, and industrial machinery. Most mirrors are designed for visible light; however, mirrors designed for other wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation are also used. A mirror reverses the image view from front to back, not left and right or up and down.

Plane Mirror is a mirror with a flat planar reflective surface. For light rays striking a plane mirror, the angle of reflection equals the angle of incidence. The angle of incidence is the angle between the incident ray and the surface normal (an imaginary line perpendicular to the surface). Therefore, the angle of reflection is the angle between the reflected ray and the normal and a collimated beam of light does not spread out after reflection from a plane mirror, except for diffraction effects. A plane mirror makes an image of objects in front of it; these images appear to be behind the plane in which the mirror lies. A straight line drawn from part of an object to the corresponding part of its image makes a right angle with, and is bisected by, the surface of the plane mirror. The image formed by a plane mirror is always virtual (meaning that the light rays do not actually come from the image), upright, and of the same shape and size as the object it is reflecting. A virtual image is a copy of an object formed at the location from which the light rays appear to come. However, the image is a laterally-inverted "mirror image" of the object. If a person is reflected in a plane mirror, the image of his right hand appears to be the left hand of the image. Plane mirrors are the only type of mirror for which a real object always produces an image that is virtual, erect and of the same size as the object. Virtual objects produce real images, however. The focal length of a plane mirror is infinity; its optical power is zero.

You Look Fine Mirror Image is a reflected duplication of an object that appears almost identical, but is reversed in the direction perpendicular to the mirror surface in a plane mirror. As an optical effect it results from reflection off of substances such as a mirror or water. It is also a concept in geometry and can be used as a conceptualization process for 3-D structures.

Reflection in physics is the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns into the medium from which it originated. Common examples include the reflection of light, sound and water waves. The law of reflection says that for specular reflection the angle at which the wave is incident on the surface equals the angle at which it is reflected. Mirrors exhibit specular reflection. In acoustics, reflection causes echoes and is used in sonar. In geology, it is important in the study of seismic waves. Reflection is observed with surface waves in bodies of water. Reflection is observed with many types of electromagnetic wave, besides visible light. Reflection of VHF and higher frequencies is important for radio transmission and for radar. Even hard X-rays and gamma rays can be reflected at shallow angles with special "grazing" mirrors.

Reflection in computer graphics in computer graphics is used to emulate reflective objects like mirrors and shiny surfaces. Reflection Symmetry.

Dielectric Mirror or Bragg mirror is a type of mirror composed of multiple thin layers of dielectric material, typically deposited on a substrate of glass or some other optical material. By careful choice of the type and thickness of the dielectric layers, one can design an optical coating with specified reflectivity at different wavelengths of light. Dielectric mirrors are also used to produce ultra-high reflectivity mirrors: values of 99.999% or better over a narrow range of wavelengths can be produced using special techniques. Alternatively, they can be made to reflect a broad spectrum of light, such as the entire visible range or the spectrum of the Ti-sapphire laser. Mirrors of this type are very common in optics experiments, due to improved techniques that allow inexpensive manufacture of high-quality mirrors. Examples of their applications include laser cavity end mirrors, hot and cold mirrors, thin-film beamsplitters, high damage threshold mirrors, and the coatings on modern mirrorshades and some binoculars roof prism systems.

Mirroring Behavior (imitating others) - Mimicking

Mirror Neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another.

Mirror Stage is based on the belief that infants recognize themselves in a mirror or other symbolic contraption which induces apperception  ot the turning of oneself into an object that can be viewed by the child from outside themselves, from the age of about six months.

Children first recognition of self in the mirror is spurred by touch. New evidence reveals that young children learn self-awareness through experiences of touch. Most babies begin recognizing themselves in mirrors when they are about a-year-and-a-half old. This kind of self-recognition is an important developmental milestone, and now scientists have discovered a key driver for it: experiences of touch. Theory of Mind.

Fish Appear to Recognize Themselves in the Mirror. The cleaner wrasse fish (Labroides dimidiatus), responds to its reflection and attempts to remove marks on its body during the mirror test -- a method considered the gold standard for determining self-awareness in animals. The finding suggests that fish might possess far higher cognitive powers than previously thought, and ignites a high-stakes debate over how we assess the intelligence of animals that are so unlike ourselves.

Mirror Test is a behavioral technique that attempts to determine whether an animal possesses the ability of visual self-recognition. The MSR test is the traditional method for attempting to measure physiological and cognitive self-awareness. However, agreement has been reached that animals can be self-aware in ways not measured by the mirror test, such as distinguishing between their own and others' songs and scents. In the classic MSR test, an animal is anesthetized and then marked (e.g. paint or sticker) on an area of the body the animal normally cannot see (e.g. forehead). When the animal recovers from the anesthetic, it is given access to a mirror. If the animal then touches or investigates the mark, it is taken as an indication that the animal perceives the reflected image as an image of itself, rather than of another animal. When conducting the mirror test, scientists place a visual marking on an animal's body, usually with scentless paints, dyes, or stickers. They then observe what happens when the marked animal is placed in front of a mirror. An individual “passes” the mirror test when he or she demonstrates the ability to use the reflection to view the marked body part. Passing the mirror test is an indication that there exists an understanding that the image in the mirror is oneself rather than another individual. Very few species have passed the MSR test. Species that have include the great apes, a single Asiatic elephant, rays, dolphins, orcas, the Eurasian magpie, and the cleaner wrasse. A wide range of species has been reported to fail the test, including several species of monkeys, giant pandas, and sea lions. The mirror test is sometimes called the mark test, mirror self-recognition (MSR) test, red spot technique, or rouge test. The test was developed in 1970 by American psychologist Gordon Gallup Jr.. Mimicry.

You don't look in the mirror to see yourself, you look in the mirror to see what you look like on the surface. To see yourself you need to use your mind and not your eyes. You are not in the mirror and the reflection you see is not who you are, it's only what you look like, which is mostly subjective and personal perception. To truly see yourself you have to look inward and underneath without using your eyes. Perception.

Have you looked at yourself in the mirror lately? Do you see yourself for who you really are? When someone says "you need to look at yourself in the mirror" this means that you need to examine yourself and your behaviors and attitudes before you go judging other people for their faults. You need to consider your own failings and stop being a hypocrite.

Self-Reflection is to seriously think about one's character, actions, and motives. The capacity of a person to exercise introspection and to attempt to learn more about their fundamental nature and essence.

Introspection is the examination of one's own conscious thoughts and feelings. In psychology, the process of introspection relies exclusively on observation of one's mental state, while in a spiritual context it may refer to the examination of one's soul. Introspection is closely related to human self-reflection and self-discovery and is contrasted with external observation. Introspection generally provides a privileged access to one's own mental states, not mediated by other sources of knowledge, so that individual experience of the mind is unique. Introspection can determine any number of mental states including: sensory, bodily, cognitive, emotional and so forth. Introspection has been a subject of philosophical discussion for thousands of years. The philosopher Plato asked, "…why should we not calmly and patiently review our own thoughts, and thoroughly examine and see what these appearances in us really are?" While introspection is applicable to many facets of philosophical thought it is perhaps best known for its role in epistemology; in this context introspection is often compared with perception, reason, memory, and testimony as a source of knowledge. Mindful.

"When you look at yourself in someone else's mirror you will never see yourself for who you really are."

Mirror Principle states that whatever is happening in your internal world is reflected in your external world. Our outer world is a reflection of our inner world. The way we perceive and experience the external environment is greatly influenced by our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. The mirror principle emphasizes the significance of self-reflection in shaping our perception of reality and influencing the outcomes. You must see value in yourself to add value to yourself. The mirror effect is a regularity in recognition memory that requires reexamination of current views of memory. Philosophers associated mirrors with thought because it is a mental instrument that is the reflection of the universe and enables you to observe yourself.

So how do you see yourself? Does your impression of yourself reflect what you see in the Mirror? Does your reflection match the same image that others see? Does it matter? Yes and No. What matters the most is how you see yourself within. Just don't look at your face in the mirror, look at the kind of person you are. You should see the reflection of the person you want to be. Recognize yourself and acknowledge yourself. This is your responsibility and no one else's. If you don't like what you see in the mirror, you should only look at your face for what it is, a Face. The most important thing is, does your face look healthy? Does your face work? Of course you don't want to look like a slob, we're not saying dirty is OK, it's just not that important sometimes when compared to your health, especially your mental health and your physical health. Do what you can, and then just go with it. If you are not happy with your appearance, just blur your eyes. I always look a little better when I blur my eyes.

Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson (youtube) - I'm starting with the man in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways, And no message could've been any clearer, If you wanna make the world a better place, Take a look at yourself and then make a change.

Looking in the Mirror when Dreaming. You might look different in a mirror in your dream because your subconscious mind is creating the image for you. And you might not be able to control this whether it’s a conventional dream or a lucid dream. With lucid dreams, although you can control how you interact with the dream, you’re not consciously creating most of the dream itself.

Life is a Mirror that reflects your feelings, your actions and your thoughts back to you. Reflecting back to the thinker what he or she thinks into it. We get the best results when we smile at the mirror of life.

Mirrored-Self Misidentification is the delusional belief that one's reflection in the mirror is another person – typically a younger or second version of one's self, a stranger, or a relative.

A Year without Mirrors: Student goes year without looking in the Mirror (youtube) - Kjerstin Gruys

A Month without a Mirror

The Mirror Lies (youtube)

Mere-Exposure Effect (Bias) - Observation Flaws

What Do Strangers Think Of You? Why We Can't See Ourselves The Way Others Do (youtube)

Non-Reversing Mirror is a mirror that presents its subject as it would be seen from the mirror. A non-reversing mirror can be made by connecting two regular mirrors at their edges at a 90 degree angle. If the join is positioned so that it is vertical, an observer looking into the angle will see a non-reversed image. This can be seen in public toilets when there are mirrors on two walls which are at right angles. Looking towards the corner, such an image is visible. The problem with this type of non-reversing mirror is that there is a big line down the middle interrupting the image. However, if first surface mirrors are used, and care is taken to set the angle to exactly 90 degrees, the join can be made invisible.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, who's the Fairest of them All? - The Magic Mirror is a mystical object that is featured in the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, depicted as either a hand mirror or a wall-mounted mirror. Trick Questions.

Falling in Love with your own Reflection. Narcissus was a hunter from Thespiae in Boeotia who was known for his beauty. He was the son of the river god Cephissus and nymph Liriope. He was proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis noticed this behavior and attracted Narcissus to a pool, where he saw his own reflection in the water and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus lost his will to live. He stared at his reflection until he died. Narcissus is the origin of the term narcissism, a fixation with oneself and one's physical appearance and/or public perception.

Carly Simon - You're So Vain (youtube)

"One positive thought in the morning can change your whole day."

"When I look in the mirror, I don't see me, I see the vessel that I temporally inhabit. Even when knowing that there is no I or me, I totally enjoy believing that there is a me. So what am I? I'm that flower that no body notices. But I provide a service to life. So whether I'm appreciated or enjoyed is irrelevant, I am just totally thankful for the brief moment of time to be in existence, because I know that I am a link in a chain, a chain that may go on forever, and I was part of that, which is cool."

Quotes about Body Image

"Life is more about the gift, not the package that it comes in."

“What's the whole point of being pretty on the outside when you’re so ugly on the inside?”

"The most beautiful quality in a person is their brains, beauty will only take you so far."

"Don’t choose the one who is beautiful to the world; choose the one who makes your world beautiful."

"Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define if for you."

"We may never be perfect, but we can get smarter."

"I have seen almost everything that is done under the sun, and sadly too much of it is just vanity and chasing the wind."

"While you’re busy looking for the perfect person, you’ll probably miss the imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy."

“You may be married to a star, but that doesn't mean they'll treat you like one.”

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”

“The ugliest thing in the world is a beautiful woman without the brains or the courage to know that beauty is nothing more than an accident.”

“I know it's not the clothes that make women beautiful or otherwise, nor beauty care, nor expensive creams, nor the distinction of costliness of their finery. I know the problem lies elsewhere. I don't know where. I only know it isn't where women think.”

"I might not always have control how I look on the outside, but I certainly have more control of what happens on in the inside."

"Being pretty or hansom is more of a curse then it is a blessing, and not being pretty or hansom is more of a blessing then it is a curse, so I guess I just got lucky, again. Life Quotes.

Songs about Self Image

Christina Aguilera - Beautiful (youtube) - I like this song by Christina but I don't like the video, the video would have been better if she was just looking in the mirror and then walking in public then ending with the mirror scene, because most of words that we use to judge ourselves are our own. So when Christina says at the end of the song "Don't you bring me down today" she is actually talking to herself. "Don't let words bring you down, especially your own words."

"Sometimes you can be your own worst enemy"

Linkin Park called 'Crawling' (youtube) - Another good song about self image.

Sometimes you can be your own worst enemy. So don't beat yourself up. Be good to yourself, and don't ever abandon yourself. And don't blame yourself or blame others. Just keep learning.

If you look at this pink song as being about how you treat yourself sometimes, it really makes sense. Please Don't Leave Me - Pink (youtube) - I don't know if I can yell any louder, how many times I've kicked you outta here, or said something insulting. I can be so mean when I wanna be, I am capable of really anything, I can cut you into pieces, When my heart is, broken, Please don't leave me, Please don't leave me. I'm always saying how I don't need you, But it's always gonna come right back to this, Please, don't leave me. How did I become so obnoxious? What is it with you that makes me act like this? I've never been this nasty, Can't you tell that this is all just a contest? The one that wins will be the one that hits the hardest, But baby I don't mean it, I mean it, I promise, Please don't leave me, Please don't leave me. I'm always saying how I don't need you, But it's always gonna come right back to this, Please, don't leave me. I forgot to say out loud how beautiful you really are to me, I can't be without, you're my perfect little punching bag, And I need you, I'm sorry. Please, please don't leave me, Baby, please don't leave me, No, don't leave me, Please don't leave me. I'm always saying how I don't need you, But it's always gonna come right back, It's gonna come right back to this. Please, don't leave me. I always say how I don't need you, But it's always gonna come right back to this, Please don't leave me, Baby, please don't leave me.

This Should be Your Theme Song...from me to you, from you to me, from me to me, from you to you...You Are So Beautiful, To Me (Sung by Ray Charles) - You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful (wiki) - Love Songs.

Theme Song is to establish a mood for the show and to provide an audible cue that a particular show is beginning, especially associated with a particular performer or dignitary, often used as they make an entrance.

Makeup - Cosmetics

Heavy Makeup or no makeup Makeup are substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance or fragrance of the body. Many cosmetics are designed for use of applying to the face and hair. They are generally mixtures of chemical compounds; some being derived from natural sources (such as coconut oil), and some being synthetics. Common cosmetics include lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, foundation, rouge, skin cleansers and skin lotions, shampoo, hairstyling products (gel, hair spray, etc.), perfume and cologne. Tattoos.

Cosmetology is the study and application of beauty treatment. Branches of specialty include hairstyling, skin care, cosmetics, manicures/pedicures, non permanent hair removal such as waxing and sugaring and permanent hair removal processes such as electrology and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).

Cosmetics are substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance or fragrance of the body. Many cosmetics are designed for use of applying to the face and hair. They are generally mixtures of chemical compounds; some being derived from natural sources (such as coconut oil), and some being synthetics. Common cosmetics include lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, foundation, rouge, skin cleansers and skin lotions, shampoo, hairstyling products (gel, hair spray, etc.), perfume and cologne. Cosmetics applied to the face to enhance its appearance are often called make-up or makeup.

Esthetician is a worker skilled in giving beauty treatments (manicures and facials etc.). A philosopher who specializes in the nature of beauty. Massages.

Makeup is supposed to accentuate your beauty, not make you beautiful, because you are all ready beautiful by default.

Accentuate is to make something more noticeable or more prominent.

You can start making a cosmetic and start selling it the next day without any kind of permission from the FDA. Cosmetics industry is largely self-regulated, with no requirements for approval before going on the market. And once on the market, there are few systems in place to monitor the safety of personal care products. If you suspect that a product has resulted in an "adverse event," such as a rash, nausea, stress, or even death, you can report it to the manufacturer or tell the Food and Drug Administration. And while that might get you an apology and some coupons, there is no guarantee that your case will be investigated, or that a manufacturer will report it to the FDA.

Be Careful of Toxic Cosmetics - #NoMakeup

Hazardous Chemicals in Cosmetics - Toxins in Products.

Chemicals from hair and beauty products impact hormones, especially during pregnancy. The use of certain personal care products during pregnancy may impact maternal hormone levels, according to a new study. Personal care and beauty products contain several ingredients that often include a wide range of endocrine-disrupting chemicals like phthalates, parabens, phenols, parabens and toxic metals. These chemicals interact with hormone systems, influencing synthesis, regulation, transport, metabolism and hormone reception, which are all especially vulnerable during pregnancy.

Ingredients of Cosmetics come from a variety of sources but, unlike the ingredients of food, are often not considered by most consumers. Cosmetics often use vibrant colors that are derived from a wide variety of sources, ranging from crushed insects to rust.

Skin Deep has hazard assessments for 73,825 products and 2,147 brands that includes online profiles for cosmetics and personal care products and their potential hazards and health concerns. Linked databases of ingredients, products, brands, companies, hazards, testing availability, and regulatory status.

Cosmetics to Avoid
The Story of Cosmetics (2010)
Mink 3D Print Custom Makeup at Home

Testing Cosmetics on Animals is a type of animal testing used to test the safety and hypoallergenic properties of products for use by humans. Due to the harm done to the animal subjects, this testing is opposed by animal rights activists and others. Cosmetic animal testing is banned in the European Union, India, Israel, and Norway.

Animal Testing is the use of non-human animals in experiments that seek to control the variables that affect the behavior or biological system under study. This approach can be contrasted with field studies in which animals are observed in their natural environments. Experimental research with animals is usually conducted in universities, medical schools, pharmaceutical companies, defense establishments and commercial facilities that provide animal-testing services to industry. The focus of animal testing varies on a continuum from pure research, focusing on developing fundamental knowledge of an organism, to applied research, which may focus on answering some question of great practical importance, such as finding a cure for a disease. Examples of applied research include testing disease treatments, breeding, defense research and toxicology, including cosmetics testing. In education, animal testing is sometimes a component of biology or psychology courses. The practice is regulated to varying degrees in different countries.

How to Report a Cosmetic Related Complaint

Adverse Event Reporting System (CAERS) is a database that contains information on adverse event and product complaint reports submitted to FDA for foods, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

How to Apply Makeup (youtube) - wikihow

Eco-Friendly Organic Makeup - Grow your own Cosmetics

Herbal Cosmetics in Ancient India

Make-up Artist is an artist whose medium is the human body, applying makeup and prosthetics for theatrical, television, filmmaking, fashion, magazines and other similar productions including all aspects of the modeling industry.

SFX Makeup Artist Reviews SFX Makeup in Film, from 'The Godfather' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (youtube) - Award-Winning SFX Makeup Artist Shares Industry Secrets And Anecdotes Behind Memorable Film Scenes. Oscar and Emmy winning special effects artist Howard Berger reviews and shares how scenes from movies like "The Wizard of Oz," "The Godfather" and "The Exorcist" were made.


Hairdresser is a person whose occupation is to cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person's image. This is achieved using a combination of hair coloring, haircutting, and hair texturing techniques. Most hairdressers are professionally licensed as either a hairdresser, a barber or a cosmetologist. Cleaning Hair.

Hairstyle refers to the styling of hair, usually on the human scalp. Sometimes, this could also mean an editing of facial or body hair. The fashioning of hair can be considered an aspect of personal grooming, fashion, and cosmetics, although practical, cultural, and popular considerations also influence some hairstyles. The oldest known depiction of hair braiding dates back about 30,000 years. In ancient civilizations, women's hair was often elaborately and carefully dressed in special ways.

Barber is a person whose occupation is mainly to cut, dress, groom, style and shave men’s and boys' hair. A barber's place of work is known as a "barber shop" or a "barber's". Barber shops are also places of social interaction and public discourse. In some instances, barbershops are also public forums. They are the locations of open debates, voicing public concerns, and engaging citizens in discussions about contemporary issues. They were also influential in helping shape male identity.


Clothing is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depends on body type, social, and geographic considerations. Some clothing can be gender-specific.

is to put on clothes or wear clothes in a certain manner or of a certain style. A one-piece garment for a woman such as a skirt and bodice or part of a dress above the waist.

Fashion - Lifestyle - Showing Off - Color Effects - Symbolism

Do clothes really make the man or make the woman? Do the clothes you wear change your body image?

Eco Friendly Clothing (pollution and waste from clothes manufacturing)

Uniform is a variety of clothing worn by members of an organization while participating in that organization's activity. Modern uniforms are most often worn by armed forces and paramilitary organizations such as police, emergency services, security guards, in some workplaces and schools and by inmates in prisons. Conformity.

School uniforms don't improve child behavior, study finds. Students feel less sense of belonging when uniforms are required. Despite the belief of many parents and teachers, school uniforms don't seem to have any effect on young students' behavior or attendance overall, a new U.S. national study found.

Regalia is paraphernalia indicative of royalty or other high office. An especially fine or decorative clothing.

Paraphernalia are the accessories that normally accompany something or some activity. The equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport or other activities.

Folk Costume or national costume or traditional garment, expresses an identity through costume, which is usually associated with a geographic area or a period of time in history. It can also indicate social, marital or religious status. If the costume is used to represent the culture or identity of a specific ethnic group, it is usually known as ethnic costume (also ethnic dress, ethnic wear, ethnic clothing, traditional ethnic wear or traditional ethnic garment). Such costumes often come in two forms: one for everyday occasions, the other for traditional festivals and formal wear.

Costume is the distinctive style of dress of an individual or group that reflects their class, gender, profession, ethnicity, nationality, activity or epoch. The term also was traditionally used to describe typical appropriate clothing for certain activities, such as riding costume, swimming costume, dance costume, and evening costume. Appropriate and acceptable costume is subject to changes in fashion and local cultural norms.

Cosplay or costume play is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture, and a broader use of the term "cosplay" applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage. Any entity that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject and it is not unusual to see genders switched. Favorite sources include anime, cartoons, comic books, manga, television series, and video games.

Dress-up is a children's game where a person wears costumes or articles of clothing for role-playing. Beginning from the mid-1990s, dress-up has become defined as a genre of video games primarily focused on customizing the user avatar's appearance.

Halloween Costume are costumes worn on or around Halloween, a festival which falls on October 31. An early reference to wearing costumes at Halloween comes from Scotland in 1585, but they may pre-date this. There are many references to the custom during the 18th and 19th centuries in the Celtic countries of Scotland, Ireland, Mann and Wales. It has been suggested that the custom comes from the Celtic festivals of Samhain and Calan Gaeaf, or from the practise of "souling" during the Christian observance of Allhallowtide. Wearing costumes and mumming has long been associated with festivals at other times of the year, such as on Christmas. Halloween costumes are traditionally based on frightening supernatural or folkloric beings. However, by the 1930s costumes based on characters in mass media such as film, literature, and radio were popular. Halloween costumes have tended to be worn mainly by young people, but since the mid-20th century they have been increasingly worn by adults also.

Masquerade is to pretend to be someone or something that you are not. Making a false outward show.

Camouflage is the use of any combination of materials, coloration, or illumination for concealment, either by making animals or objects hard to see by blending in with the surrounding environment, or by disguising themselves as something else by mimicking or pretending to be something else. 

Simulation - Seeing the Whole Picture

Crypsis is the ability of an animal to avoid observation or detection by other animals. It may be a predation strategy or an antipredator adaptation. Methods include camouflage, nocturnality, subterranean lifestyle and mimicry. Crypsis can involve visual, olfactory (with pheromones), or auditory concealment. When it is visual, the term cryptic coloration, effectively a synonym for animal camouflage is sometimes used, but many different methods of camouflage are employed by animals.

Disguise can be anything which conceals or changes a person's physical appearance, including a wig, glasses, makeup, costume or other items. Camouflage is a type of disguise for people, animals and objects. Hats, glasses, changes in hair style or wigs, plastic surgery, and make-up are also used. Guise (similar)

T-shirt is a style of unisex fabric shirt named after the T shape of its body and sleeves. It normally has short sleeves and a round neckline, known as a crew neck, which lacks a collar. T-shirts are generally made of a light, inexpensive fabric and are easy to clean. Unisex Clothing is clothing designed to be suitable for both sexes in order to make men and women look similar.

Sportswear or Active wear is clothing, including footwear, worn for sport or physical exercise. Sport-specific clothing is worn for most sports and physical exercise, for practical, comfort or safety reasons.

Layered Clothing is a term describing a way of dressing using many garments that are worn on top of each other. Some of the layers have different, largely non-overlapping, functions. Using more or fewer layers, or replacing one layer but not others, allows for flexible clothing to match the needs of each situation. Two thin layers can be warmer yet lighter than one thick layer, because the air trapped between layers serves as thermal insulation. Layered clothing is particularly relevant in cold climates, where clothing must at the same time transfer moisture, provide warmth, and protect from wind and rain. In a hot and dry climate, clothes have very different functional requirements: they must block the radiation from the Sun, and allow for sufficient air circulation. Therefore, layered clothing in the sense used in this article is largely irrelevant to hot and dry climates. The wicking layer moves the sweat from your body, th purpose of this is it will not freeze the sweat because it is getting absorbed by the other layers. Outdoor and sports wear manufacturers favor layered clothing because, among other reasons, it allows them to offer so-called "technical" or "functional" clothes which are optimized for the particular demands of a specific layer. Such clothes are often made of advanced synthetic materials, and can be expensive.

Personal Stylist is a person who typically advises individuals on, for example, new fashion trends, clothing styles, colours and make-up.

Wardrobe Stylist is a consultant who selects the clothing for published editorial features, print or television advertising campaigns, music videos, concert performances, and any public appearances made by celebrities, models or other public figures. Stylists are often part of a larger creative team assembled by the client, collaborating with the fashion designer, photographer/director, hair stylist and makeup artist to put together a particular look or theme for the specific project. A wardrobe stylist can also be referred to as a fashion stylist, fashion editor, or celebrity stylist. According to one view, "Stylists are the people who push each celebrity to make the best dressed list," and assist with editorial photo shoots.

Improve Your Body Image (wikihow) - 10 Steps for a Positive Body Image

Ties: The Four in Hand Knot, How to tie a tie - Quick and Easy (youtube)

How To Tie a Tie: Half Windsor (youtube)
How to Tie a Tie and then slip it over your head (youtube)

Tie a Tie before putting it on (reddit video)

How to Choose the Right Tie for the Shirt you're wearing (tie chart image)

Tie Fighters - Jimmy Kimmel (youtube)

How to Pack Clothes for Traveling Rolled Shirt Technique (youtube)

How to Fold a Dress Shirt for packing so it doesn't wrinkle (youtube)

How to Fold T-Shirts (youtube)

Folding Clothes Techniques (reddit)

Three Color Rule is to not combine more than three colours in your outfit at any one time. The exception being black and white, which are technically not 'colours' but tones, and can be intermixed as a fourth colour in your outfit. Why Great Movies use the Three Color Rule (youtube).

Enclothed Cognition describes the systematic influence that clothes have on the wearer's psychological processes. The symbolic meaning of the clothes and the physical experience of wearing them.

How Adaptive Clothing Empowers People with Disabilities: Mindy Scheier at TED@Tommy (video and text)

Fashion that celebrates African strength and spirit: Walé Oyéjidé (video and text)

Embodied Cognition is the theory that many features of cognition, whether human or otherwise, are shaped by aspects of the entire body of the organism. The features of cognition include high level mental constructs (such as concepts and categories) and performance on various cognitive tasks (such as reasoning or judgment). The aspects of the body include the motor system, the perceptual system, bodily interactions with the environment (situatedness) and the assumptions about the world that are built into the structure of the organism. Embodied Cognition.


Adornment is the action of decorating yourself with something colorful and interesting.

Decorating is to make something or someone look more attractive on the surface.

Embellishment is a decorative detail or feature added to something to make it more attractive. A detail, especially one that is not true, added to a statement or story to make it more interesting or entertaining.

is to make something appear to be better or greater in power, wealth, quality, etc. than it really is. Serve to decorate and look nice. Make more beautiful. Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

Fabricate - Ego - Exaggerate - Subjective - Clothes - Makeup

Decorative Arts is the design and manufacture of objects that are both beautiful and functional.

Ornament is a decoration used to embellish parts of a building or object. 

Accoutrements are the accessories that normally accompany something or some activity. Clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing.

Accessory is clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing. A supplementary component that improves capability. Furnishing added support.

Fashion Accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer's outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer's look. It has the capacity to further express an individuals identity and personality as there are accessories that come in different, shapes, sizes, hues etc.. Traditionally carried accessories include purses and handbags, glasses, hand fans, parasols and umbrellas, wallets, canes, and ceremonial swords. Accessories that are worn may include jackets, boots and shoes, cravats, ties, hats, bonnets, belts and suspenders, gloves, muffs, necklaces, bracelets, watches, sashes, shawls, scarves, lanyards, socks, pins, piercings, rings, and stockings.

Motif is a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration. A theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music. A unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work.

Jewelry or Jewellery consists of small decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and cufflinks. Jewelry may be attached to the body or the clothes. From a western perspective, the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example. For many centuries metal, often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewellery, but other materials such as shells and other plant materials may be used. It is one of the oldest type of archaeological artefact – with 100,000-year-old beads made from Nassarius shells thought to be the oldest known jewellery. The basic forms of jewelry vary between cultures but are often extremely long-lived; in European cultures the most common forms of jewellery listed above have persisted since ancient times, while other forms such as adornments for the nose or ankle, important in other cultures, are much less common. Jewelry may be made from a wide range of materials. Gemstones and similar materials such as amber and coral, precious metals, beads, and shells have been widely used, and enamel has often been important. In most cultures jewelry can be understood as a status symbol, for its material properties, its patterns, or for meaningful symbols. Jewellery has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings, and even genital jewellery. The patterns of wearing jewellery between the sexes, and by children and older people can vary greatly between cultures, but adult women have been the most consistent wearers of jewellery; in modern European culture the amount worn by adult males is relatively low compared with other cultures and other periods in European culture. The word jewellery itself is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicised from the Old French "jouel", and beyond that, to the Latin word "jocale", meaning plaything. In British English, Indian English, New Zealand English, Hiberno-English, Australian English, and South African English it is spelled jewellery, while the spelling is jewelry in American English. Both are used in Canadian English, though jewelry prevails by a two to one margin. In French and a few other European languages the equivalent term, joaillerie, may also cover decorated metalwork in precious metal such as objets d'art and church items, not just objects worn on the person. Symbols - Spirals.

Body Piercing is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelry may be worn or where an implant could be inserted. The word piercing can refer to the act or practice of body piercing, or to an opening in the body created by this act or practice. It can also, by metonymy, refer to the resulting decoration, or to the decorative jewelry used. Contrary to popular belief, that piercing is related to visual jewelry only, piercing implants alter body and/or skin profile and appearance (e.g. golden threads installed subdermal, platinum, titanium or medical grade steel subdermal implants). Although the history of body piercing is obscured by popular misinformation and by a lack of scholarly reference, ample evidence exists to document that it has been practiced in various forms by both sexes since ancient times throughout the world.

Acupuncture - Acupressure - Meridian Points

Location of certain ear piercings may help with certain chronic pain and health conditions.

Body Modification is the deliberate altering of the human anatomy or human physical appearance.

Tattoo is a form of body modification where a design is made by inserting ink, dyes and pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. The art of making tattoos is tattooing. Tattoos fall into three broad categories: purely decorative (with no specific meaning); Symbolic (with a specific meaning pertinent to the wearer); pictorial (a depiction of a specific person or item). In addition, tattoos can be used for identification such as ear tattoos on livestock as a form of branding. Tattoos that only last 1-2 weeks and fade as your skin naturally regenerates. Painless and easy to apply. Delivered to your doorstep.

Plastic Surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two categories. The first is reconstructive surgery which includes craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns. The other is cosmetic or aesthetic surgery. While reconstructive surgery aims to reconstruct a part of the body or improve its functioning, cosmetic surgery aims at improving the appearance of it. Both of these techniques are used throughout the world.

Branding - Lifestyle Brand

Lifestyle Brand is a brand that attempts to embody the values, aspirations, interests, attitudes, or opinions of a group or a culture for marketing purposes. Lifestyle brands seek to inspire, guide, and motivate people, with the goal of their products contributing to the definition of the consumer's way of life. As such, they are closely associated with the advertising and other promotions used to gain mind share in their target market. They often operate off an ideology, hoping to attract a relatively high number of people and ultimately become a recognized social phenomenon. "With lifestyle clothing, associated does not necessarily mean that a particular message is intended or that a person represents a particular definition of that symbol. Never jump to conclusions or judge a book by its cover." Fashion Statement.

Brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer. Avoiding being generic or just a store brand, trying to be unique and special. Logo.

Personal Branding is the practice of people marketing themselves and their careers as brands.

Branding is giving a product or service a particular image or brand identification. Mark with a brand or trademark. Branding can also mean to burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership of animals. Branding can also mean to accuse or condemn someone openly or formally; classify or describe as disgraceful. The act of stigmatizing.

Self-Verification Theory is a social psychological theory that asserts people want to be known and understood by others according to their firmly held beliefs and feelings about themselves, that is self-views (including self-concepts and self-esteem). A
competing theory to self-verification is self-enhancement or the drive for positive evaluations. Ratings - Profiling.

Brand Awareness refers to the extent to which customers are able to recall or recognize a brand. Brand awareness is a key consideration in consumer behavior, advertising management, brand management and strategy development. The consumer's ability to recognize or recall a brand is central to purchasing decision-making. Purchasing cannot proceed unless a consumer is first aware of a product category and a brand within that category. Awareness does not necessarily mean that the consumer must be able to recall a specific brand name, but he or she must be able to recall sufficient distinguishing features for purchasing to proceed. For instance, if a consumer asks her friend to buy her some gum in a "blue pack", the friend would be expected to know which gum to buy, even though neither friend can recall the precise brand name at the time.a brand. Brand awareness is a key consideration in consumer behavior, advertising management, brand management and strategy development. The consumer's ability to recognize or recall a brand is central to purchasing decision-making. Purchasing cannot proceed unless a consumer is first aware of a product category and a brand within that category. Awareness does not necessarily mean that the consumer must be able to recall a specific brand name, but he or she must be able to recall sufficient distinguishing features for purchasing to proceed. For instance, if a consumer asks her friend to buy her some gum in a "blue pack", the friend would be expected to know which gum to buy, even though neither friend can recall the precise brand name at the time.

Visual Brand Language is the unique "alphabet" of design elements – such as shape, color, materials, finish, typography and composition – which directly and subliminally communicate a company's values and personality through compelling imagery and design style. This "alphabet", properly designed, results in an emotional connection between the brand and the consumer. Visual brand language is a key ingredient necessary to make an authentic and convincing brand strategy that can be applied uniquely and creatively in all forms of brand communications to both employees and customers. Successful Visual Brand Language creates a memorable experience for the consumer, encouraging repeat business and boosting the company's economic health. It is a long-term creative solution that can be leveraged by an executive team to showcase their brand's unique personality.

Brand Implementation brand implementation refers to the physical representation and consistent application of brand identity across visual and verbal media. In visual terms, this can include signage, uniforms, liveries, interior design and branded merchandise. Brand implementation encompasses facets of architecture, product design, industrial design, quantity surveying, engineering, procurement, project management and retail design.

Brand Management is the analysis and planning on how that brand is perceived in the market. Developing a good relationship with the target market is essential for brand management. Tangible elements of brand management include the product itself; look, price, the packaging, etc. The intangible elements are the experience that the consumer has had with the brand, and also the relationship that they have with that brand. A brand manager would oversee all aspects of the consumer's brand association as well as relationships with members of the supply chain.

Co-Branding is a marketing strategy that involves strategic alliance of multiple brand names jointly used on single product or service. Co-branding, also called brand partnership, is when two companies form an alliance to work together, creating marketing synergy.

Rebranding is a marketing strategy in which a new name, term, symbol, design, or combination thereof is created for an established brand with the intention of developing a new, differentiated identity in the minds of consumers, investors, competitors, and other stakeholders. Often, this involves radical changes to a brand's logo, name, legal names, image, marketing strategy, and advertising themes. Such changes typically aim to reposition the brand/company, occasionally to distance itself from negative connotations of the previous branding, or to move the brand upmarket; they may also communicate a new message a new board of directors wishes to communicate. Rebranding can be applied to new products, mature products, or even products still in development. The process can occur intentionally through a deliberate change in strategy or occur unintentionally from unplanned, emergent situations, such as a "Chapter 11 corporate restructuring," "union busting," or "bankruptcy." Rebranding can also refer to a change in a company/ corporate brand that may own several sub-brands for products or companies.

Touchpoint can be defined as a point of contact between a buyer and a seller and any way a consumer can interact with a business, whether it be person-to-person, through a website, an app or any form of communication (“Touchpoint Glossary”, n.d.). When consumers come in contact with these touchpoints it gives them the opportunity to compare their prior perceptions of the business and form an opinion (Stein, & Ramaseshan, 2016). Touchpoints in marketing communications are the varying ways that a brand interacts and displays information to prospective customers and current customers. Touchpoints allow customers to have experiences every time they “touch’ any part of the product, service, brand or organization, across multiple channels and various points in time (Pantano and Viassone, 2015 and Zomerdijk and Voss, 2010). Customers opinions and perceptions are largely influenced by the contact that is made with these touchpoints, which can be positive or negative depending wholly on the individual person (Meyer, & Schwager, 2007). Touch-Points have the ability to influence a consumers buying or intent to purchase, all throughout the five stages of the buyer purchasing decision-making process: Problem recognition, information search, the evaluation of alternatives, purchase decision, and post-purchase behaviour (Kotler, Burton, Deans, Brown, Armstrong, 2013). Touchpoints can happen in both a Business-to-Business setting and a Business-to-Consumer setting (Lemke, Clark, & Wilson, 2010). A touchpoint is a message or way a brand reaches out to their target market providing engagement as it allows the brand to be seen by the prospective customer in a favorable way. The goal effective touch points is that it will create opportunity for the purchaser to choose their brand over another competitor. Touchpoints are an element in the IMC (integrated marketing communications), which portray the willingness on behalf of the brand communicators to use specific communication motives to reach the appropriate target audience. This is used to engage customers in the pre- and post-purchase experience when they purchase a good or service. Touch points allow prospective customers to become knowledgeable on the brand and the benefits offered and allow them to make a decision to whether they will buy the product or service. An example of a brand using effective touchpoints in their marketing communications is Toyota selling the Yaris car model to the youth segment. The way in which Toyota did this was firstly advertising the Yaris in television programs such as Prison Break, whose viewers are typically in the age bracket they were targeting. Toyota hosted an Internet contest where consumers could create their own three-minute television commercials. This method engaged the youth segment as it was interactive and let the prospect consumers experience the brand. Toyota also knew that the youth age group were social and would likely attend social functions; this meant that Yaris cars were featured in many sponsored events. They were also integrated into television comedy programs, which attracted their target segmentation during adverts. (Shimp, 2005, c2009).

Mind Share relates generally to the development of consumer awareness or popularity, and is one of the main objectives of advertising and promotion. When people think of examples of a product type or category, they usually think of a limited number of brand names. The aim of mind share is to establish a brand as being one of the best kinds of a given product or service, and to even have the brand name become a synonym for the product or service offered. For example, a prospective buyer of a college education will have several thousand colleges to choose from. However, the evoked set, or set of schools considered, will probably be limited to about ten. Of these ten, the colleges that the buyer is most familiar with will receive the greatest attention. Marketers and promoters of mind share try to maximize the popularity of their product, so that the brand co-exists with deeper, more empirical categories of objects. Kleenex, for example, can distinguish itself as a type of tissue. But, because it has gained popularity amongst consumers, it is frequently used as a term to identify any tissue, even if it is from a competing brand. Q-tips and band-aids would be other examples of this. Popularity can be established to a greater or lesser degree depending on product and market. For example, in the Southern U.S. it is common to hear people refer to any cola-flavored soft drink as a "coke", regardless of whether it is actually produced by Coca-Cola or not. A legal risk of such popularity is that the name may become so widely accepted that it becomes a generic term and loses trademark protection. Examples include "escalator", "panadol", "chapstick", "tupperware", and "bandaid". Companies will often attempt to prevent a product name from becoming generic to avoid losing trademark protection. Xerox Corporation attempted to prevent the genericization of its core trademark through an extensive public relations campaign advising consumers to "photocopy" instead of "xerox" documents. Other objectives of mind share include short or long term increases in sales, market share, product information, and reputation.

Loyalty Program is a marketing strategy designed to encourage customers to continue to shop at or use the services of a business associated with the program. Today, such programs cover most types of commerce, each having varying features and rewards schemes, including in banking, entertainment, hospitality, retailing and travel. Loyalty.

Loyalty Marketing is an approach to marketing, based on strategic management, in which a company focuses on growing and retaining existing customers through incentives.

Fashion - Style

Fashion describes the creation of popular clothing, footwear, accessories, cosmetics, body, furniture and jewelry of different cultural aesthetics, styles and trends. Items can be mixed and matched into outfits that depict distinctive ways of dressing that act as signifiers of social status, self-expression, and group belonging, especially of polite society, or conformity to it. Fashion is sometimes described as clothing and the material and the technical garment, that is devoid of any social meaning or connections. A costume that has come to mean fancy dress or masquerade wear.

Fashion Accessory - Branding - Culture - Luxury

Fashion Design is the art of application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place.

Fashionable is something that is characteristic of, influenced by, or representing a current popular trend or style. Something stylish, hip, chic, chichi, voguish, elegant, classy, posh, swish, happening, exclusive, spiffy, swanky, edgy, or flashy.

Haute Couture is the creation of exclusive custom-fitted high-end fashion design

Ready-to-Wear are garments sold in finished condition in standardized sizes, as distinct from made-to-measure or bespoke clothing tailored to a particular person's frame. In other words, it is a piece of clothing that was mass produced in different sizes and sold that way instead of it being designed and sewn for one person. RTW is also called prêt-à-porter, or off-the-rack or off-the-peg in casual use.

Fast Fashion is the business model of replicating recent catwalk trends and high-fashion designs, mass-producing them at a low cost, and bringing them to retail quickly while demand is at its highest.

Circular Fashion refers to an approach within the fashion industry that aims to create a closed-loop system, reducing waste and maximizing the lifespan of clothing and textiles. It aligns with the principles of the Circular Economy by rethinking how garments are designed, produced, used, and disposed of.

Style is a way of expressing something in language, clothing, appearance, art, music and thinking. Style may be characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period. Designate by an identifying term. Make consistent with certain rules of style. A particular kind of appearance. The popular taste at a given time. Distinctive and stylish elegance. Style is how something is done or how it happens.

Stylist is an artist who is a master of a particular style. Someone who cuts or beautifies hair.

Motif is a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration. A theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music. A unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work.

Glamour is the impression of attraction or fascination that a particularly luxurious or elegant appearance creates, an impression which is better than the reality.

Couture is the design and manufacture of fashionable clothes to a client's specific requirements and measurements. Fashionable made-to-measure clothes. Creative Design.

Tailor is a person whose occupation is making fitted clothes such as suits, pants, and jackets to fit individual customers.

Fetish Fashion is any style or appearance in the form of a type of clothing or accessory, created to be extreme or provocative in a fetishistic manner. These styles are not usually worn by the majority of people on any regular basis.

Provocative Clothing - Things are Relevant - I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred 2006 (youtube)

Modest Fashion refers to a fashion trend in women of wearing less skin-revealing clothes, specially in a way that satisfies their spiritual and stylistic requirements for reasons of faith, religion or personal preference. The exact interpretation of 'modest' varies across cultures and countries. There is no unambiguous interpretation as it is influenced by socio-cultural characteristics of each country. Beyond the various interpretations, all agree on the idea that modest fashion means loose clothing, comfortable dressing and covering of the body according to person's own comfort. The term "modest" may have varied interpretations across religious boundaries and even within them. Commonalities can also exist; for example, many Christian, Jewish, and Muslim women practice the veiling of their head, with Christian women wearing a headcovering, Jewish women wearing a tichel, and Muslim women wearing a hijab. Relative.

Plain Dress is is a practice among some religious groups, primarily some Christian churches in which people dress in clothes of traditional modest design, sturdy fabric, and conservative cut. It is intended to show humility and preserve communal separateness from the rest of the world.

Punk Fashion is the clothing, hairstyles, cosmetics, jeweler, and body modifications of the punk subculture. Punk fashion varies widely, ranging from Vivienne Westwood designs to styles modeled on bands like The Exploited to the dressed-down look of North American hardcore. The distinct social dress of other subcultures and art movements, including glam rock, skinheads, rude boys, greasers, and mods have influenced punk fashion. Punk fashion has likewise influenced the styles of these groups, as well as those of popular culture. Many punks use clothing as a way of making a statement.

Fashion Statement are the clothes you wear that are new or unusual and are meant to draw attention to you or to show other people the type of person you are, or as a public display that shows a nonconformist attitude or a rebellious attitude.

Sagging is a manner of wearing trousers or jeans which sag so that the top of the trousers or jeans are significantly below the waist, sometimes revealing much of the underwear. Sagging is predominantly a male fashion. Women's wearing of low-rise jeans to reveal their G-string underwear (the "whale tail") is not generally described as sagging. A person wearing sagging trousers is sometimes called a "sagger", and in some countries this practice is known as "low-riding". It has become popular since the popularity of wearing brightly colored and patterned "boxer shorts. The style was popularized by skaters and hip-hop artists in the 1990s. It later became a symbol of freedom and cultural awareness among some youths or a symbol of their rejection of the values of mainstream society. It is often claimed the style originated from the United States prison system where belts are sometimes prohibited and there can be a lack of appropriately sized clothing.

Dress Code are different rules and expectations being valid depending on circumstance and occasion. Clothes may indicate a person's gender, income, occupation and social class, political, ethnic and religious affiliation, attitude towards comfort, fashion, traditions, gender expression, marital status, sexual availability, and sexual orientation, etc. Clothes may also convey other social messages including the stating or claiming personal or cultural identity, the establishing, maintaining, or defying social group norms, and appreciating comfort and functionality. And clothes may say nothing at all about a person, especially when someone does not care what they look like as long as they are comfortable.

Uniform is a type of clothing worn by most members of an organization while participating in that organization's activity.

Objectifying Women (sex crimes)

Posing is to assume a posture or certain position as for artistic purposes. Pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions. Behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others. Acting.

Femininity is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles generally associated with girls and women.

The Human Body (the insides are more important)

Media & The Distortion of Body Image (youtube)

Facade is generally one exterior side of a building, usually, but not always, the front. It is a foreign loan word from the French façade, which means "frontage" or "face".

Masculinity is a set of attributes, behaviors and roles generally associated with boys and men.

Does having good looks or nice clothes corrupt the mind the same way that power corrupts the mind?

Do the Clothes make the Man? You better hope not. If you need clothes to make you a man, then clothes are not going to help you be a man. If you're dressing to impress, then that's different, if others want to ignorantly judge by your looks and not your character, then that's their problem, just don't do judge yourself that way. You have to be a man of character no matter what you're wearing and no matter how you look. And don't pretend to be someone that you're not, unless you're an actor in a movie, because there's nothing worse than pretending to have good qualities. Just don't "be a man", be a "good man".

Why do people Act more freely when at a Masquerade? Could pretending that you're wearing a Mask give you the same effect? 

Johnny Cash - Man in black - Well, you wonder why I always dress in black, Why you never see bright colors on my back, And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone. Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on. I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town, I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, But is there because he's a victim of the times. I wear the black for those who never read, Or listened to the words that Jesus said, About the road to happiness through love and charity, Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me. Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose, In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes, But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back, Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black. I wear it for the sick and lonely old, For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold, I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been, Each week we lose a hundred fine young men. And, I wear it for the thousands who have died, Believen' that the Lord was on their side, I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died, Believen' that we all were on their side. Well, there's things that never will be right I know, And things need changin' everywhere you go, But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right, You'll never see me wear a suit of white. Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day, And tell the world that everything's OK, But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back, 'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black.

Mask: 1995 Film (wiki) - Video Clip (youtube)

Role Playing (acting) - Body Language - Good Posture

Rick Quidotti: From Stigma to Supermodel (video) - Stigma (video) - Stigmas

Real Beauty Sketches (youtube)

Social Stigma (discrimination) - Prejudice

When comparing yourself to others you have to know why you're comparing yourself to others and know exactly what you're comparing? Most of the times you're not comparing, you're just insecure. So called ' Imperfections ' are truly a blessing in disguise because beauty, or just perceived Beauty, can destroy a persons life and cause more problems then originally Perceived. 

"They say that symmetry is a factor with good looks, but that's just math, a person is still more important then numbers."

"Don't let the way you look effect the way you see. To see yourself is one thing, looking at the world is another. If you're so focused on the way you look, you will miss most of everything else that you can see. Vision is a gift. If you truly want to see yourself than just close your eyes." 

"Saying someone is ugly doesn’t make you any prettier."

Eating Disorders - Perfection

Fame - Attention - Self-Centered - Conceited - Vanity - Narcissism

People Smart - Sexuality - Body Kinesthetic (body smart)

Beauty and the Beast - Joseph Merrick (Elephant Man)

Confidence (not always a good thing)

Hips Dips are the inward depression along the side of your body, just below the hip bone. Hip dips are caused by the shape of your pelvis. Hip dips aren't bad. If the hip dip does not show, it can be due to underdeveloped muscles or high body fat, or both.

Body Positive - Bold Her - Beauty Work

Somatotype and Constitutional Psychology is to categorize the human physique according to the relative contribution of three fundamental elements, somatotypes, named after the three germ layers of embryonic development: the endoderm, (develops into the digestive tract), the mesoderm, (becomes muscle, heart and blood vessels), and the ectoderm (forms the skin and nervous system). His initial visual methodology has been discounted as subjective, but later formulaic variations of the methodology, developed by his original research assistant Barbara Heath, and later Lindsay Carter and Rob Rempel are still in academic use, Ectomorphic, Mesomorphic and Endomorphic Body Types.

Gymnophobia is a fear (phobia) of nudity.

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is a disorienting neurological condition that affects perception. People experience size distortion such as micropsia, macropsia, pelopsia, or teleopsia. Size distortion may occur of other sensory modalities.

Prosopagnosia is a cognitive disorder of face perception in which the ability to recognize familiar faces, including one's own face (self-recognition), is impaired, while other aspects of visual processing (e.g., object discrimination) and intellectual functioning (e.g., decision making) remain intact.

Rebirth (transition) - Psychology Today

About-Face means a reversal of direction, attitude, or point of view. We equip women & girls with tools to understand & resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem & body image.

Superficial - Perfection

Most teens explore their sense of self by experimenting with different looks, different hair styles, different roles, new activities and different behaviors. But as we get older we usually just pick a style that is simple, practical and the easiest to manage. It is not so much about conforming, it's more about gaining knowledge and information about yourself and the world to the point where you just want to keep things simple so that you can easily navigate through life without being tied to a particular character. Of course our explorations continue, except now it's more about what we see in yourself and what we see in the world, and it's not so much anymore about what we see in the mirror, which was that Superficial image that we thought was so important, that has now taken a backseat to reality.

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