Why Appearances Matter

By: Ivan Dimitrijevic - Published: • References: genuinefamilydentistry
Let’s face it, we really do pay attention to the way we look, and the first thing we notice about others is how they look, too. There is no shame in that, it’s all natural, and it is a part of being human. Of course, the bad side is that we make assumptions, and then act according to them, not based on facts, but nevertheless, a nice, and a pleasing exterior can make us more interesting, and will give us more chances in life.

Why is that? Because in this day and age, we do not have time to get to know every single person we meet daily, so we make small assumptions based on how others looks. That is called prejudice, and is usually wrong, but in essence, it is not something that can simply be turned off. That is why we can only use it to our advantage. Imagine you are on a business interview, how would you behave, what would you talk about, and how would you try to look like? Would you like to make a good, lasting impression? Of course you wood and that is why you need to know why appearances matter.

We try to teach our children a very important lesson that only what is inside a person matters, and there cannot be a greater truth in the world. So we are trying to make them realize that being pretty is nothing compared to being smart, and that being nice is much better than having stunning eyes, but is that all? The children are, on the other hand, bombarded from everywhere by celebrities that look like they were photoshopped in real life, and it is really sending them a mixed message. That is why you must explain to them that, even though they must strive to be good, nice, and honest individuals, they must also try and look their best.

So, before going to an interview, or before taking out a loan in a bank, make sure that you are looking the best you can, even if you are a guy, as it will awaken the best possible reaction from others. Even in our history as a race, better looking people were found more desirable as mates, as friends, and were usually connected to intelligence. So, what is the first thing people notice about you?

Not surprisingly, people really do look at our teeth first, and how attractive our smile is. A person who smiles is generally thought of being friendlier, more active, and is more open to communication. Teeth are a great part of that, while they also serve to show signs of aggression, they are also an important facial feature that depicts joy, and happiness.

Hair is in the second place, especially its tidiness. This shows us how clean the person in question is, and the same goes for the skin. A healthy, glowing skin is a great sign of good health, and it is our natural instinct to avoid anything we deem unnatural, so we tend to like people with all those signs of good health, rather than seeing dry skin, or messy hair.

The third is the posture of a person, and what a person is wearing. This is a clear sign of confidence, and how strong a person is. No wonder politicians wear suits all the time, as it shows style, efficiency, and trustworthiness.

So, what can you use to your advantage? Well, evil is not hidden in beauty, and we are not talking about looking like a supermodel. You only need to look the best way you can, not only will you certainly feel more unique and strong, but you’ll also start behaving like that, and there is nothing more attractive than a healthy dose of confidence. So, make sure that your clothes are always ironed, and tidy, the same goes for your hair and nails. Remember to smile, and don’t be afraid of visiting a dentist, at least twice a year. Eating healthy will have a great effect on your skin. Remember, do not try to look like there is a professional stylist behind you, but you need to be presentable, for others to take you seriously, so be unique, be fun, and be brave. Taking this to the extreme can also be dangerous, and remember, not even the best cover in the world will sell a book that is not worth reading.