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|06-06-2007, 04:50 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: in my mind
can you be popular, well liked, admired if you're unattractive (in a shallow sense)?
Firstly, I do accept myself. However, it is difficult for me to talk to people and hold a conversation with people, because I donít feel pretty enough and feel they think Iím not pretty. I feel like I can be really funny and cute if I wasnít so shy. And people tell me I have a great personality, well the ones that I am already somewhat good friends with already. I guess what Iím asking is how can I stop being soooooo shy? Iím 20 years old now, and Iíd really like to break out of this shell that Iíve created. The thing is I have acne, and acne scars which are very very noticeable. I KNOW that if I was prettier that I would have been really popular and had more confidence. I know thatís shallow of me, but since I am not very prettyÖhow can I talk to people and get to know them and let them know me? The thing is Iím in this science camp in college with 60 other kids, and a lot of the kids have already established good friendships within three days (itís a 7week program), but not me. Its even more difficult for me to talk to guys (Iím a girl). I guess what Iím asking is because Iím not attractive, how can I have a great personality, not be shy, and be able to hold a decent conversation with people Iím meeting??? How should I carry myself? I feel inadequate when everyone else in the group is good looking and not me. SERIOUSLY THOUGH, I know I have to grow upÖI mean Iím friggen 20 years old already, and I still donít feel confident when talking to people!!!!!! Another thing is how do I start new conversations with people? I mean what else can you ask besides the weather???????????????? Also, can you be well liked if youíre unattractive???
Last question: How do I make the acne go away???? I eat a lot of junk food, and I KNOW that contributes to a lot of the acneÖbut I just canít stop!! Someone needs to throw a rock in my eye!!
|06-06-2007, 01:11 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Berlin, Germany
It is probably no physical but an mental problem.
Their are a lot of people who aren't exactly attractive but are still able to build connect with other people.
|06-06-2007, 01:44 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Hi, this is my first post here. I usually only lurk but I felt like I had to reply because I used to be in a similar situation and it's kind of spooky how you posted this on the same day my dermatologist told me I didn't have to see her anymore (yay ).
First thing I'd advise you to do is to go see a dermatologist (bet you didn't see that coming ). I've tried many things for years -- home remedies, cutting down on various foods, facials at beauty salons, expensive skincare products etc -- none of them really worked or they only got rid of some of the acne. A dermatologist will be able to identify your skin type and administer the proper treatment/medication/whatnot. The first time I went to see mine, I brought along all the skincare products I was using and she replaced most of them with stuff that actually work and cost only half the price. After nearly 6 months and just 4 visits to the dermatologist, all the acne and most of the scars are gone.
If for any reason it's not possible for you to get a dermatologist, here are some tips that may help:
That's all I can think of the moment, and I assume you have a proper cleansing routine? If not, you can check this out: Acne.org - Acne treatment and community Actually, there's a whole lot of stuff about acne and getting rid of it over at that site (Personally, the regimen mentioned on the site didn't quite work for me but otherwise it's a very informative web site)
Physical attractiveness, prettiness, etc is a rather subjective idea. My friends and I have different views of what's good-looking and what's not. And the thing about physical attractiveness is that it's not fixed and can be enhanced in many different ways (new hairstyle, the right makeup, even clothes). Besides, how attractive (looks-wise) you find someone shouldn't be the basis for whether you like the person or not, and it probably isn't so for most people.
|06-06-2007, 01:59 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: D.C. area
I think it's possible, although certainly more challenge. It's important to understand that being attractive is much more the just physical. The way you dress and present yourself is probably more important than your physical features. The more attractive you believe you are, the more attractive you'll appear to others.
|06-06-2007, 06:34 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Here's the thing: as long as you're focused on your scars (or any other aspect of yourself, for that matter), you are not present in a conversation. That makes people edgy, uncomfortable, and bored. It's likely that your focus is also drawing the attention of your conversation partners directly where you don't want it to go!
The most interesting people are people who are interested. When you are ready to give up your self-focus and really actively be present to the person you're talking with, they will not see any scars, they'll only see the candlelight of who you really are. By the way, the same would be true if a person were hyper conscious of their own beauty -- that also gets in the way of being present, and makes people edgy, uncomfortable and bored!
I wish I could go back in time and tell my 20 year old self what a horrendous waste of time and spirit it is to worry about how you look! So, thank you for letting me tell you instead. You are perfectly perfect. Practice being really present, and when you feel self-consciousness creeping in, thank it and let it go, and go back to being present.
Another thing I wish I could tell my 20 year old self is: Pro-Activ works really, really well.
Lots of love and best wishes,
|06-08-2007, 06:04 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2007
Here's the rock! Get over yourself! People aren't that interested in what you look like. You are neither pretty nor ugly. Neither am I and I'm a girl too. The so called 'pretty' girls have just as many problems as you and I, just different ones. Life is about how you feel and how you make others around you feel. That's all.
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