Body Disatisfaction Theory

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When dicussing about body satisfaction, self-esteem is an element must be accounted to. The two has the mutual relationship with each other and would go low or high together. How a person perceived about his or her body reflect his or her thought towards him or her, it also depends on the attitude of others toward one’s appearance or personality. Self-esteem has a powerful impact when it comes to body disatisfaction, when a person dissatisfied with their body, their self-esteem increase. The most common type of body disatisfaction is being overweight comparing to the thinness. For example, overweight is usually stigmatized and considered could be avoided, if one being seen as overweight, they are viewed under negative look, which could lead…show more content…
Social comparison theory also plays a part on how being perfectly thin connects to body disatisfaction. The theory propose that individuals are always self-evaluating and by doing that, they matched their appearance with the others’. The negative effects could be initiated by introduction to media image throught the process of social comparison (Tiggermann and Slater, 2003). Women disappointed themselves while assessing their own appeal and find out that they cannot match what the media portrayed. As these pictures appear more and more, they might get into the sub-conscious part of then brain, concequensly, body dissatisfaction can…show more content…
Although there is no figures to clearly state the desire to compare themselves to the advertisement standard, the increasing services specific for women and beauty products could be a indicator for their ambition to prefect themselves. Among the top three services for women, the third position belongs to a health club where there are beauty service such as Spa, facial treatment, gym club for Yoga, Pilates, Aerobic, Zumba. Consuming in premium beauty product is also reported to risen among middle class women. With the dominant of advertising and the number of credits people give for these advertisement, the represent of women on media must be closely watch to prevent future
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