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Of course. But looks also communicate personality traits. It's like if a girl says she wants a "confident" guy, a lot of that is deduced from how he looks, like his body language, facial expressions, maybe the way he dresses, seeing how others react to him, etc. You can't necessarily tell how confident a man is just exchanging verbal data (ex: texting) with him.
I mean I could describe myself as the most confident guy, but how would you know without seeing me in person? So I think part of what makes someone good-looking in someone else's eyes is partially through the personality traits they're communicating through their looks. I don't find such a simple dichotomy between "looks" vs. "personality". Those of us with functioning eyes would do well to use them to help assess what people might be like, just as those of us with functioning ears would do well to use them, and noses, and hands, and so on.
As another example, some girls don't like gym rats. What's not to like about someone who takes great care of their health and strength? But they tend to deduce, whether accurately or inaccurately, that such a person might be a meathead, or very vain, or something like this. So at least a part of why they dislike the look is due to a personality assessment. So I don't find it so clear how much of someone's like or dislike for a particular look is based on evaluating their "statuesque shape" or "personality".
But I more meant physical looks rather than things like confidence which might contribute to overall impression.
I actually think that contributes even to the physical looks in terms of body language, facial expressions, etc. I'm willing to bet if you take the same guy and ask to rate based on a photo where he looks all awkward and nervous and guarded body language, then another of him with very open body language and looking very confident, he'll actually get a much higher average rating even from the same people.
Similarly with like a girl who is frowning and looking so miserable and unfriendly vs. one where she's smiling and looking so friendly. I think that would actually affect how people evaluate her looks. Of course, it's not like these things can make an overweight person that's extremely out of shape look like someone interested in being healthy and in shape, but I think they factor in.
For the things very divorced from personality, obviously, some people will have some seemingly superficial preferences here and there. But I think that goes beyond looks and what the eye can see. For example, a blind man might still prefer a woman who smells nice or has a soothing voice over a girl with constant body odor with a voice that sounds to him like nails on a chalkboard.
I mean, to me, personality is more important factor than looks, but I still have to find girl attractive to even be romantically interested in her.
Sure but it's not the only thing. Julia Roberts married Lyle Lovett.
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