I know the cliché answer is "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" but people can agree on whether someone is generally considered attractive or unattractive. Since you'll never see yourself from an outsider perspective, how could you possibly know?
From my experience, I've had just as many people berate me for being ugly as I've had people compliment me for being pretty. This isn't a post to fish for compliments or insults for that matter, but I do wonder if there are any genuine ways to tell
Most Helpful Guy
It seems that the general consensus is that there isn't a way to tell.
I submit to you that there is a way. That there is irrefutable and undeniable proof as to whether you, or indeed anyone, is either pretty or ugly.
The test is simple: Go to the nearest bathroom, look in the mirror, and judge for yourself. The only opinion that really matters in the regard of attractiveness is the one you hold for yourself. You can't control what others think of you in any respect. But, and again its my opinion, if you think either you are pretty, or you think you're ugly, you'll be right.1
Most Helpful Girl
The thing is, people have always been telling me I'm pretty my entire life. I remember even in 8th grade they were telling me I was pretty. And now, as a 23.5 year old woman, I look back at pictures of when I was in 8th grade and realize the blatant lies they were telling me.
I'm not being hard on myself, I was legitimately ugly. I even felt ugly back then, despite people telling me I was pretty.
And then you have me now,
A significant improvement - even with bedhead and no makeup. I feel pretty almost 24/7.
I still have people telling me I'm pretty, but not as often as I did when I was in 8th grade. Which I guess just tells you that when you actually ARE pretty and feel confident in yourself, people are less likely to compliment you than when you AREN'T pretty and don't feel pretty.1