Can a person who is accepted as beautiful by the majority, be perceived as ugly by at least one person?

Or vice versa? Do consider the case of the people who belong to the same community, race and ethnicity. (You may also think about the proverb, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. You may!)

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon:

Thank you for the A2A.

It is as likely as much as it is unlikely.

You see, for a person to be perceived as beautiful (externally), their face and overall body type would most definitely fit into the local beauty standards of that particular region. A person who is considered to be a rather exquisite example of manliness or femininity in (say) Vietnam may not get the same adulation by a person who comes from (say) Ghana. The beauty standards differ.

Putting the larger worldly picture aside, if you look within a community/race/ethnicity, more or less the same rules apply. The symmetry of a person’s face halves plays a major role in what the world would think about him/her. The more symmetric the face halves, the prettier a person is thought to be. Ex-One Direction band member Zayn Malik is thought of to have a near perfectly symmetrical face.

(Now, we have some explanation for all those women who swoon at the sight of him -_-)

Right…so the odds are that if someone is perceived by a majority of people as being ‘beautiful’, they would have more or less symmetrical faces, which would mean that you would like them too…maybe not as much as everyone else does, but you wouldn’t call them ‘ugly’, per se. People in India think that woman like Sunny Leone and Katrina Kaif are angels who descended on earth.

I don’t think too much about them. They look pretty. But I wouldn’t raise them to the level most people do. That’s the usual way people think. While most people think they are gorgeousness incarnate, some people (like me) think that they look pretty. Full stop. Nothing more, nothing less.

Can a person who is accepted as beautiful by the majority, be perceived as ugly by at least one person?


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