Positive And Negative Effects Of Body Image

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When looking in the mirror, beauty is not always seen. Sometimes it’s the amount of fat seen on the body and how it is not supposed to be there. Society says that having a skinny body is perfect, but in all actuality, being skinny is not being perfect, it is being just like everyone else. When having a body with curves or a little bit more meat on their bones, people do not recognize that with body image comes both positive and negative effects. For example, there are psychological, interpersonal style, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia effects that could come out of body image. Most people just focus on the fact that being skinny is going to make it all worth it, but in all honesty, perfection means having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristic; as good as it is possible to be. The pressure of body image can cause damage to those who are forced to follow by its guidelines. There are both positive and negative points to body image. Positive body images is accepting one’s body and looks (Ahmet, Ahmet 171). For example, there could be a girl wo may not look appealing to other people, but to herself she may think she is very appealing. Negative body image causes a dissatisfaction of their body and fear of romantic intimacy (Ahmet, Ahmet 171). For example, a girl may believe she is the ugliest person on the planet and she cannot have intimate relations with anyone because she feels they will not find her body attractive. A lot of body image stems from
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