I don’t trust a person who claims they don’t care at least a little about their looks. I dare you to pass by a mirror and not take a quick glance to make sure your clothes lay flat, your teeth are clean, or your hair isn’t going haywire. We’ve been raised in a society that places clear skin, a toned tummy, and your “gains” on a pedestal. But it shouldn’t be that way.
After being bombarded by Game of War’s advertisement featuring a Spartan-esque Kate Upton, or a macho Jamie Dornan in Calvin’s, it’s no wonder why there are so many of us who need to be reminded of our value once in a while.
It’s okay that sometimes you need to be reassured of your awesomeness. So, let’s grab a snack and talk about how wonderful you are.
Here are 25 traits more attractive than physical beauty.
- Your courage to get out of bed each morning despite the battle you have been fighting.
- The passion you exude when talking about something you love.
- Your ability to understand and accept the choices and opinions of others while standing by your own beliefs.
- How you never fail to practice common courtesy, even though it sometimes doesn’t seem all that common.
- Your eccentric style inspired by your individuality. Who decided on those rules anyway?
- The way your heart figuratively explodes when you see a baby or a tiny animal. (They’re basically the same thing, right?)
- How comforting you can be when your friends are having a rough night (whether you’re holding back their hair or holding the phone to order three pies of pizza).
- Your patience with a cashier who is clearly struggling on their first day.
- Your sense of humor, even though not everybody understands it.
- How adventurous you are, whether that means trying a new food, going cliff jumping…
- …or just cheering on your friends who are.
- Your seemingly endless knowledge of bar trivia.
- Your ability to write an impressive ten-page paper on a book that you “didn’t have the chance to read.”
- Your motivation to finish that assignment, even when you’re suffering from the afternoon slump.
- The way you insist on treating your friends for celebrations. And yes, just simply being friends is enough of a reason to celebrate.
- Your genuine interest in learning and expanding your knowledge.
- Your desire to see the world and experience other cultures.
- And the respect you have for them.
- Your calloused hands attributed to your hard work.
- Your impeccable choice of Instagram filters.
- Your willingness to forgive.
- And sometimes forget.
- Your hidden talent, which I won’t mention for obvious reasons.
- The way you can make new friends feel like they’ve known you for years.
- Your ability to love yourself and others unconditionally – soft tummies and all.