Have you ever known a person that everyone seems to think is attractive, but you don't, without negative emotional influence?
Beauty is very subjective. We all have personal tastes, and often our perception of who and what is attractive can fluctuate with our emotional involvement.
I have a very good friend who has always gotten a lot of attention for her appearance. When I first saw her, my first impression based purely on physical appearance, was that she was ugly. I think she is beautiful now, but we have been friends for a very long time, and I love her. But still, if I step back and think about it.. I still don’t think that she is a physically attractive person. Clearly I am in the minority with this opinion, and it makes me wonder why. What am I missing that everyone else sees?
I think this phenomenon is really common with celebrities, since there is such massive exposure. Some people go crazy over a celebrity that they think is gorgeous… while others are scratching their heads trying to figure out what all of the fuss is about. Obviously it just boils down to a matter of personal preference, but when it applies to my personal life I find it a little bit baffling.
Has this ever happened to you? Not with a celebrity, and especially not with a person that you dislike, but a friend or family member that you’re fond of? Someone that you care about or like?
Does it leave you feeling conflicted?