Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Is Your Image Keeping You Lonely?

By Katherine Lazaruk on Feb 14 2011 • Filed under Image Intensive

Is your 'look' saying 'ugly duckling' or 'beautiful swan'?

Image isn’t just about the way you look. It’s about how you show up in the world. It’s about how you communicate. What you put out is inevitably what you get back, so be careful! If your message isn’t clear, you might be in trouble and potentially lonely.

Fact:  Image = Communication

Your image is saying things to the outside world all the time. What you look like, how you behave and what you say are all part of the message you are sending. If you don’t know what you’re saying to the world, it becomes significantly harder to attract and retain a romantic partner. You want all your messages to make sense, to match who you are and to be able to communicate clearly to the world.

Fact:  Communication = Success in love!

The better a communicator you are, the better partner you will be, in romance, in life and in work.  If you can articulate what you want, you are much more likely to get it. If you go out and meet more people, practice your communication and work on your social skills, you’ll become a better communicator over time. In addition, your attitude towards yourself and others will determine how attractive you are. Positive behaviour and speech are attractive. Negativity is not. If you’re not sure of what your attitude is saying, check your social circle. If it’s wide and deep, you’re probably fine. Not so many friends? Perhaps your attitude needs a shift.

Fact:  More than 55% of your communication occurs in the visual realm.

The visual is more than just your clothes, hair and makeup. Visual includes your body language, your grooming and your facial expressions too. An unkempt appearance signals a lack of care and respect for the self. If you are sending that message, you’re probably faced with disrespect or dismissal a fair amount of the time. If you expect romantic partners to take you seriously, you will need to take yourself seriously too. You cannot expect someone to treat you well if you won’t treat yourself well first. Since more than 55% of your communication is visual, it’s worth paying attention to the small details.

If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, make some changes. If you can’t face making them, or don’t know what changes to make, get some help and don’t face another Valentine’s Day alone


1 Comment

  1. Good article. I agree and would add that …..image is also about personal perception. You can look beautiful, be fit and slender but if you’re habitually critical about your appearance then there’s lots of work to be done around self-image & body image. I help women reprogram their body image, using my fitness background and personal experience. There is a solution to becoming fit, healthy & completely satisfied with our bodies. It just takes some work, but it is very real and very possible! Take care.

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