I Wonder If My Looks Change People's Perception of Me

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    ...no surprises here. What you see is what you get. Bland on the outside AND inside.
    Tuva Tuva
    31-35, M
    8 Responses Jun 22, 2010

    My Look

    I wont change my look, its gift from God... I look okey,.. many people said I'm pretty, I'm cute, beautiful or just ok.. I dont  look like a celebrity or having a model body, but I think I can make man or some girls starring at me, my look make me easy 2 find job, believe...
    jadebite jadebite
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2010

    I know they do. You see I am in a Wheelchair

    after a motorcycle accident. I am often judged negatively in many ways or people think I am amazing for doing ordinary things. People think I need help and care and are amazed that I am independent and cared for my last wife when she was dying of cancer, that I help others...
    324604ccurtis 324604ccurtis
    51-55, M
    Oct 7, 2014

    I always feel that I get rejected a lot

    because of my picture. I know there are a lot of fakes and creepers online and you gotta be careful who you talk too. But I never ask questions that seem off the wall. I always ask normal ones. Conversation starters. Like how are you? Or I would ask a question that would get me...
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22
    22-25, M
    Jul 5, 2015

    I'm the chess club, physics club,

    anime club, trigonometry girl but I look like my other half; The Cosmetology, future sorority sister, southern belle.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Sep 24, 2014

    this is quite obvious .

    no one relly even could suspect how gwurly i am . most girls think im all rugged n ruff n stuff even . sum will say id nevar hurt a fly . all depending how n when theyv been with me . wha i wore . etc . my hair then . or cap or shades . n car or truck . n when i hear the...
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    Mar 14, 2016

    I've been told that I'm very attractive to

    sexual people. I'm asexual (I don't experience sexual attraction) so I don't really understand the %99 of the world's population's point of view. which I didn't know that I didn't know either. Long story. Anyway, I generally didn't care about my appearance cause I thought it's...
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2016


    I wish i could honestly know what peoples perception of me through looks alone. All i can see is my own, and can't trust what others say to me because of what i see.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 15, 2010

    They do. For everyone.

    We're very visually-orientated creatures.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum
    18-21, F
    Mar 15, 2016

    It's funny, I think people do consider me

    differently from the days I wear contacts or the days I wear my glasses.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 14, 2016

    The Inside Is Much Diffrent From The Outside

    im wayy more crazy, inteligent, artistic, fragile, strong, sweet, dirty ;) lol, jersey, mature, funny, dark and braver than i look, i really aint the inocent lil gurl i look like,...or even the ***** i sometimes look like lol, im  nothing like the outside
    LoveISHateHateISLove LoveISHateHateISLove
    13-15, F
    Apr 12, 2011

    As I Look So Young And Childlike.....

    I work in daycare and although I am nearly 26, practically everyone says I look 17/18. People keep saying to me that I shouldn't get upset or feel self conscious about it but that is easy for them to say. If people think I am 17, they are seeing me as a child and that gets to me...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jul 12, 2011

    Personally, i think its wrong to judge people's

    looks before getting to know their personality but I think its biological and we're hardwired to like pretty things. Thats why pretty people gets treated better in most cases.... Im just saying. From what ive experienced, its reality.
    99Problems99 99Problems99
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

    Does me having a profile picture make you want

    to talk to me or not want to talk to me? Do I seem ugly to you? If I didn't have a picture, would I have as many people speaking to me? I'm curious
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    Perception Of Me

    I don't care.  You don't like, no need to look.  :)
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Jun 24, 2011

    Actually I Know They Do

    If I were an attractive person, I think my life would be completely different. I know for a fact that certain people would have given me chances if I had been prettier, would have treated me better if I were prettier, I would have been better at certain jobs had I been prettier...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 15, 2010

    I look different then most people I encounter

    with. Even those who share the same ethnicity as me. I wonder If my appearance causes people to draw back from me.
    DanielleJW DanielleJW
    22-25, F
    Nov 7, 2014

    I know that people have made assumptions about

    me based on my outer appearance. But that's ok because I only want people in my life who don't judge without getting to know me first.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Nov 10, 2015


    everyone is so hung up on looks. everything has to be shiney and new and so perfect. women and men- your looks are nice BUT who are you on the inside? what are you really like what will you be like 40-50 years from now when you are older and nature takes over? if you are a good...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 16, 2012

    The Age Of Aquarius & Long Beautiful Hair

    Growing up in th 19**'s long hair was all the rage.I had beautiful light brown tresses with golden highlights. Very shiny, healthy and thick. It rarely got the teeniest tangle, swung beautifully when I walked and was truely my pride and joy! Everyone always commented on what...
    luvlymi luvlymi
    56-60, F
    Nov 29, 2011

    If My Appearance Matched My Mind, I'd Be Screwed

    Luckily, it doesn't. It's pretty nifty that way. To others I am 'good looking' which benefits me, because I can put on a charade of not having a mental illness, and being just like everyone else. Unfortunately, the mask always fails over time, but I'm working towards balance.
    DiamondsxPearls DiamondsxPearls
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2011

    I Think It Does

    I am a very sweet, young fragile looking girl. (look 10/12, Lolita) People expect me to act the way I look, and mostly I do. That is also a side of me. But I am also a bad girl. I love doing (bad) thing I know I shouldn't, or are inappropriate. almost no one knows about my bad...
    fragiledoll fragiledoll
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2010


    Notwithstanding my always seriously wondering if my looks affect people's perceptions of me, i've been told that if John Lennon had a sort of almost identical twin sister with a smaller nose than him, I could maybe kinda look a bit like her.
    eleanorssong eleanorssong
    56-60, F
    Nov 11, 2011

    Mad Hair

    Because I am a hairdresser, I have on occasions had crazy hair. Last week I had completely pink/red hair which is short and spiky. Sometimes I wear a big quiff at the front. Sometimes I put in an extension to my fringe. I find that people expect me to be a certain way when...
    est941 est941
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2010


    As a teacher I notice this often. Especially with teenagers. The girls, often will come in, thinking I'm so much of a ***** from what their friends have told them but don't expect me to be one because I'm "pretty and nice". Or other girls immediately assume I'm a ***** because of...
    ProudWoman3 ProudWoman3
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Aug 10, 2013

    I Do Wonder...

    I wonder if I was pretter, if people would still think of me the way they do, or if I was uglier if people would think about me the way they do. Myself personally, I can care less what people Look like, for me, its more personality, than anything else.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 17, 2009

    LOOKS MATTER. My weight has yo-yo'd my entire

    life and every time I've been in better shape people (both male and female) have treated me noticeably better. It sucks! So much pressure to stay in shape. I just got respected and desired more. At the start of this year I was the lightest id been in 5 years and I made my pro...
    SecretBoyBrian SecretBoyBrian
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2014

    I Wonder If My Looks Change People's Perception Of Me

    ummm...just like the title says...whatevs...I get told that I'm pretty a lot...and I'm fine with it whatever...I take compliments and it's not like I think I'm some hideous monster...I'm okay with how I look...but I think other people think that because I look nice, then I'm...
    123vonnie 123vonnie
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 8, 2010

    I'm actually pretty sure they do.

    .. I worked as a waitress a long time and hands down made better tips when I was dolled up and pretty... And not just from guys that would hit on me or who I would expect that from, but all kinds of people.. Men and women, old and young. People thought they were getting better...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 24, 2014

    I was just thinking about this last night.

    . Not just myself but everybody. How our decisions to like someone or our friends just by physical appearance itself... If you think about it we are just in meat suits we didn't get to choose , yet our mind is who we have become and doesn't define how we look but who we are.
    XwonderlustX XwonderlustX
    31-35, F
    Mar 14, 2016
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