Does appearance really matter?
Studies reveal that our appearance can impact on how others perceive us, but does what you look like really matter?
The Great Debate
Magazine journalist, Moira Chisholm, of My Weeklyweekly, says...
I would love to say that appearances don’t matter and none of us are bothered what anyone else thinks, but it simply isn’t true. If appearance didn’t matter to me – and I’m not claiming to be Miss World, but I do want to be the best I can be – I would have saved a fortune on hair dye, slimming clubs, new clothes, gym membership, make-up and moisturiser over the years. Looking good makes me feel good, and who doesn’t want that? Would you show up to a job interview dressed in your oldest clothes, with no make-up and your hair unwashed? No. Why? That’s easy – because you would like to get the job and you want to make a good impression on your potential employer. You care about what they think about your appearance – in fact, it’s something that could count in your favour or be marked against you. And let’s not forget that being well groomed and dressed gives you confidence, something you definitely want more of in an interview situation! As I have aged I must admit to caring less about what people