Plato’s Values Plato’s values of life are very different than the values that most people have. From Plato’s writing, one can imply that his values are not placed in worldly attributes. Plato has a tendency to think deeper into the traits of humans than what most people would. For example, Plato talks about beauty and how we perceive it. We can see beauty as physical or we can see it as beauty itself.
Intelligence is an attractive trait to many people, some even find it sexually attractive, people who may be sapiosexual. Sapiosexuality is referred to an individual who finds human intelligence and the human mind sexually attractive traits in the opposite sex. The common sign of this sexuality is how much a person values intelligence over good looks or is experiencing unquestionable attraction to smart
To charm someone is to attract them. There are a number of criterias to be a charming person. According to Wade(2010), the founder of The Feminine woman, Charm is incredibly important in life because it allows you to connect with anyone and everyone a little deeper than just the ‘basic’ and It attracts people to you – men, women and children alike. Charm enables us to communicate with a person in such a way that like we have met them for a long time, this then does not make it a basic conversation. Basic conversation is something as we call it as a ‘small talk’, or like a getting
Physical beauty is the qualities of a person that others can view. You can describe physical beauty as a person’s hair, facial features, clothing, body type, and skin type. Most people that refer to someone as beautiful are labeling a person in this way because of what they physically look like. Many people based their opinions on if someone is attractive or not based on these qualities. Overall it is the perception that people have on others before the individual gets to know their inner qualities.
Individuals tend to look at beauty in the forms of having traits in a person that often provides satisfaction or that can be appealing to our sense of sight. In early times, Greeks were the first to describe what the concept of beauty is all about. Greeks believed that being simple is the best way to look beautiful. In addition, women do not conceal their natural beauty; instead they reveal them. Looking at our own modern society, the way an individual look plays a critical role because most of the time people have the tendency to make judgement.
There are certain characteristics about women’s physical appearance that deem her beautiful, which includes the symmetry of her face, the shape of her body, and her grooming habits. A symmetrical face is more attractive because it “implies 'developmental stability ', which refers to a history of resistance to stresses during development” (Wilson). The preference of symmetry is not by any means new because it is encoded in the human DNA to look for symmetry in a potential mate. A slimmer and well-proportioned figure is also favored. Grooming habits are a part of beauty that is more easily controllable compared to physical features.
Maybe singers like Ariana Grande or Taylor Swift. Why do so many people associate these woman with beauty? In our society, people usually only associate beauty with physical attractiveness, what is appealing to them, or something that catches their eye. Both men and women are guilty of associating a beautiful person with how they dress and if they are wearing the right foundation for their skin tone. However, beauty has a more in-depth meaning.
In the modern day we would say that a number of different qualities contribute to beauty, such as, shape, colour or form that please the aesthetic senses. However these things that most would attribute to ‘beauty’ are subjective and can be dependent on state of mind. Therefore, in my opinion, beauty cannot be restricted to any of these properties. Socrates develops his thought process and tries to get Hippias’ own process to reach a new level and delve further into the subject. He is not asking: “What things are beautiful” but rather what beauty is itself.
True beauty will give insight of something unique beyond just the outward appearance. Yes, while looking at models or people of famous runways I find myself giving them credit of being beautiful due to their physical appearance. These people are admirable, but they fall short to those who contain beauty on the inside. Not everyone is born to be pictured on the cover of magazines or walk the runway. Some individuals that are born with deformities would generally not be considered beautiful with their outward appearance.
Buss (1998) desribes that attractiveness in females is given importance as it is supposed to be linked with reproductive fitness and youth whereas the women seek men with resources rather than physical attractiveness, the men tend to seek and please the women whom they find to be physically attractive thus justifying the reason for differential perception and treatment directed towards the attractive females. The stereotype related to beauty i.e “what is beautiful is good” might be true if explained in terms of the “self fulfilling prophecy” i.e attractive individuals are in real better than less attractive ones and thus are more subjected to biasness and favouritism. Self fulfilling prophecy works in a way that it turns the expectations or social stereotypes into reality (Zebrowitz, 1997). It works in a multistep mechanism , involving a) Facial appearance of others elicits certain social stereotypes or expectations b) these expectations are acted on by the perceiver in the form of differential perceptions and treatment of the attractive and unattractive targets, (c) The differential judgment and treatment cause the development of behavior and traits in attractive and unattractive targets, and (d) attractive and unattractive targets internalize these differential