You know which 2 things can never be truly defined? 1. Beauty. 2. You. That’s why you shouldn’t treat being attractive like having a checklist to tick off. That’s why you should accept who you are and realize that beauty isn’t an objective standard.
I don’t want to sound corny, but you’re seriously an awesome person with some amazingly unique attributes. Actually taking time to think about them will help you start seeing yourself as attractive. Down below, I have 7 more habits attractive women do to take care of themselves emotionally, mentally, and physically.
1. Know the Real You
If you want to be attractive, you have to learn more about yourself than other people. Start thinking about what makes you…you. What do people love you for? What are the good attributes that you have that you don’t really think about? And once you know these things, you can improve upon them, but don’t try to be someone that isn’t you.
In one 2019 study, it was found that dating behavior that could be described as “being yourself” was found to be generally attractive and also helped in attracting people who tend to have successful long-term relationships.
2. Know Your Body Type
A good way to make sure you look great in any outfit is to just know your body type. There are certain shapes that look good in certain patterns and cuts. So just by knowing this, you can level up your style!
3. Be Attentive
When talking to people, don’t ignore them. I mean think about it; how many times have you felt frustrated when you could tell someone was completely zoned out or just waiting for you to get finished so they could say what they wanted to say?
All that said, being attentive shows you to be a kind person. A 2014 study from China found that when positive descriptors such as “honest” or “decent” were written next to random faces found on Google, people rated them as being more attractive than those who had no or negative descriptors written next to their faces.
Now I’m obviously not saying you have to be happy ALL👏 THE👏 TIME👏 . But practicing gratefulness for the good things in your life is a great way to be happier and spread happiness to others. Just as studies often indicate how having a good sense of humor helps one appear attractive, so will spreading happiness too.
5. Your Appearance
Here’s the thing: you could be the most attractive person around but still appear unattractive. Think about attractive actors who play the role of average people in films. Then compare how they look there to how they look on the red carpet. Take time and thought into the appearance of your clothes, hair, and makeup. It honestly makes a world of difference.
6. Have a Good Posture
Having a good posture can change how you look instantly. You suddenly stand out amongst everyone else who is slouching and look a lot more slender and graceful. A 1997 study found that good posture was a factor in how participants (university students) rated people’s attractiveness in photos.
7. Give to Others
Ever wonder how certain people in your life got to be well-liked all around? Well, if you notice their habits and the things they do daily, they’re usually giving to others. Whether that’s saying a kind word to their coworker or getting a coffee for their spouse.
Being attractive isn’t just about wearing the right kind of makeup or clothing brands. A lot of it has to do with how you treat yourself and others.
So one of the best things you can do right now is to make yourself look and feel more attractive by giving yourself some self-love and loving others as well!