For most people, our appearance is intricately woven into our identity and self-concept. For some people, it becomes central to who they are; while for others, it is not something of great importance. I find this really interesting. I know these can be very personal questions, so I actually hesitated in creating this thread, but I'll open it up for discussion and perhaps it might it be interesting to discuss and maybe beneficial too. Do you define yourself according to your physical appearance? How much of your appearance decides your self-concept*, who YOU are, how you feel about yourself, how you assess your worth? *Self-concept: how you view yourself. The ideas, feelings and attitudes that a person has about his own identity, worth, capabilities and limitations. Does how you feel about your appearance (or feel about yourself as a result of your appearance) affect how you live your life? How does your appearance factor into your personal relationships? How much does it affect your confidence level with a potential or existing partner? How does your appearance factor into how comfortable you are in the outside world? With meeting people and presenting yourself? How does it affect you in formal situations such as work, interviews, etc.? Does it affect your confidence socially?