Running Head: PERCEPTION OF PERSONAL APPEARANCE
Perception of Personal Appearance
PERCEPTION OF PERSONAL APPEARANCE
Personal appearance: Should I change the Way I look?
In modern day society, there are different expectations and standards of personal
appearance. Beauty, which is an idea that offers a perceptual experience of satisfaction, has been
corrupted by society. Therefore, individuals alter the way they look to fit the beauty expectations
of the society.
It is evident that individuals have to deal with stereotypes in the environment they live in.
These stereotypes affect how individuals see themselves in the eyes of others. Edwin Iwata in his
article on Personal Appearance: should I change the Way I look?, indicates the extent to which
Americans are willing to go so as to achieve the ideal body or facial image as expected by the
society. This shows how society has corrupted individuals into boosting their self-image and
self-esteem by altering themselves to look in a certain way.
In addition, Iwata notes that individuals grow up feeding themselves with stereotypes and
become accepting of the roles the society imposes on them. From his own experience, Iwata,
living in a culture of white people, tried ...