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Body Language For Dummies®, 2nd Edition by Elizabeth Kuhnke

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Chapter 18

Ten Ways to Reveal Your Attractiveness

In This Chapter

arrow Showing that you care

arrow Demonstrating openness

arrow Being yourself at your best

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and attractiveness takes many forms. Some people like fair hair, others prefer brown. Although you may favour a well-defined body, your best friend may fancy one that’s soft and cuddly. Whatever your preference, the truth is that you don’t have to be a Hollywood starlet or the next George Clooney to be attractive. What most people find appealing is openness and someone who takes an interest in them.

‘But why should I bother?’ you may ask yourself. Because people who are perceived as attractive are also considered to have other positive attributes. Numerous studies show that people think of attractive individuals as likely to be talented, warm and responsive, kind, sensitive, interesting, poised, sociable, and outgoing. And if that’s not enough reason, attractive people are also perceived as more intelligent and happier. Whether this is true or not doesn’t matter. If that’s how you’re perceived, why would you want to argue the point?

Although physique and appearance are contributing factors in determining your ...

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