As Australian scientists from the University of New South Wales found out, most people tend to idealize their own appearance, while others evaluate us what has been accomplished differently than we see it. To such conclusions, the university staff came in the course of an experiment in which 130 students took part.
Each study participant was asked to show 10 photographs, in descending order, starting with the image in which the subject most resembles himself in real life. After that, several additional photographs and videos were taken, thanks to which the researchers had the most realistic portrait of each student. Then the pictures were shown to strangers in order for them to arrange them in the same order as the respondents.
But the sequence built by the people turned out to be completely different. According to the experimenters, this is due to the fact that we tend to idealize our own appearance, which statically is at least 7 percent worse than we think.