Does having insecurities about body or facial features make a person less attractive? If you were dating a person and they constantly doubted your compliments, would you be less attracted to them? So, I know insecurities are not based upon outer appearance alone, however, I do think they do stem from them, a bit.
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The way I look it is everybody is insecure about something3
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1. I think partially, yes. An insecure person might be less likely to smile if they think their smile is unattractive. In general I think smiling makes a person look more attractive. I have yet to see a single ugly smile. An insecure person might also not make eye contact, or might look down a lot, which might give an impression if disinterest which obviously is not good. And if I can't properly see a person's face, then yes I might make wrongful assumptions about their level of attractiveness. I need to see the face properly from the front, eyes looking at me directly, to be able to make a good assessment of their facial features. Insecure people sometimes also look emotionless, which can make them look less attractive too.
2. Yes, I would be less attracted to my partner if he constantly doubted my compliments. I would find it offensive that he doesn't trust me or what I say. It would be draining to constantly argue with him over petty things like compliments. It would turn into "no I'm not"-"yes you are"-arguments, which lead NOWHERE. You should be able to trust your partner and what they say to you. If you don't even trust such a small thing as a basic compliment, then how are you going to trust me with ANYTHING? People who can't even take a compliment should not be in a relationship, since they need to get over their insecurities first. Insecurities like that are what ruin a relationship.0