In my opinion those people who are not manic-depressive and are not sociopathic arrogant - respectively more or less normal see themselves as they really are.
If you really are attractive, look at yourself - in that case there's no way you'll see anything less.
If you are not attractive then you just won't see a hottie by seeing yourself.
About the girls who -say- they look worse than they really are.. I think that's fishing for compliments or deliberate seeking for ego boost.
Even being aware of your worth not always means being comfortable in your own skin.
In some people there is perpetual infinite void within which constantly must be "fed" with something.
You know you're good.. but there's always this sinister voice whispering that maybe you're not.. giving you doubts.. and the victims of this MUST seek constant approval of their worth from the outside.
This phenomena ironically is present among outwardly the most loudest and sociable people.
i know a lot of girls who are trying to always look better and stuff, because they think they don't look good enough so I agree with the statement. but some of the not so pretty girls I know think theyre super sexy (just because theyre ho's)
When I was in high school a lot of girls complained that there hair was not the right color and they should dye it, or they were to fat or that there hair was to straight or curly. This annoyed me since I though most of them were fine the way they look.
Usually worse looking id say, because they get hit on all the time if their at least a 4 and the guys who usually hit on them are better looking then they are so they get a overated opnion of themselves and all think they can get some really good looking guy.
I've noticed that a lot of people are better looking than they think, when people start dying their hair and doing w/e they can to change, it's annoying because they always looked fine just the way they were.
Then again there always those girls, that think they all that and nobody can ever get on their level and were graced to be in the presence...
Naw, I think most girls just say they look like a 6 when they know they look like an 8. Usually just for attention, people know when they're attractive or not. I don't think it differs too much, but I can see a girl thinking she's a 7 when she's actually an 8. But it's not gonna be her thinking she's a 5 when she's actually a 9. Plus you can be your own worst critic. I think I would be more attractive, if I had nicer skin.