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How to improve my self image

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

How to improve my self image

A recent research has shown that people who were allowed to look more at mirrors while interacting with others became more confident over time than they were before the experiment.

But why would someone become more confident after watching himself in the mirror for a while?

The answer might shock you, some people don’t know how they really look like and they have false images about themselves in their minds which supports their false beliefs about their looks!!

A person who has a self image issue might believe that he has a big nose while in fact his nose size might be pretty normal. Because of his self image problem he constructs a false image for his looks and remembers it every time he interacts with people especially beautiful ones.

In this article I will tell you how to improve your self image by fixing the false ideas you have about your looks.

Poor self image and the past

Based on the past experience, the situations a person faces and the criticism he receives at early stages of his personality development some people might start to link the criticism they received to their looks.

A beautiful girl might have the belief that she looks like a dumb person because of the critical comments she used to receive in the math class when she was a child!!

As the person grows his mind starts to alter his perception of his own looks to match his beliefs about himself. For example, this girl we just talked about might believe that she has larger ears than others while in fact her ears might be looking normal!!

Usually a person with such a distorted self image will be 100% convinced that his look are unpleasant to the extent that he will link social and career failures to his looks!!

It won’t sound odd to hear something like "if I was more beautiful I might have got this job" from such people.

What about the mirror!!

People who have self image problems usually feel confused in front of mirrors because they sometimes see someone who looks very different than the person they believe they are.

Shortly the person’s mind starts to find out anything negative in the mirror image to support its false beliefs and usually it manages to find something.

A person who stands a lot in front of the mirror and who challenges his false self image will surly come to realize one day that his defects are imagined and that he looks much better than the image he has for himself in his mind.

In the Solid Self confidence program i pointed out that Another research found that almost everyone believes that they are less attractive than they truly are by one point out of ten. This means that a person who could be rated 8 out of 10 in terms of looks believes that he only deserves 7 if not less.

One of the key factors in improving your self image is to know how you truly look like without being biased towards the false beliefs you built about yourself earlier in your past.

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