Do you have a body image problem?
Do you regularly feel down about your image? Are you way too hard on yourself? Take our quiz to find out. Image Courtesy: Hannah Ruth Chauncey @art.swg.co.za
1. Your friend tells you that your crush is into you. You:
a) Feel stoked.
b) Wonder if it’s true. If so, you need a hot new outfit and haircut!
c) Tell her she’s crazy. There’s no way he’d want you.
2. You usually fit into ‘small’ sizes, but realise that you need a medium size in the top you try on. You:
a) Shrug your shoulders. Big deal. Sizes are sometimes unreliable.
b) Worry that you’ve put on weight.
c) Freak out.
3. You wear a gorgeous dress to a party and notice lots of people checking you out. You:
a) Bask in the attention.
b) Feel a tad self-conscious.
c) Worry that they’re saying you don’t look good.
4. When it comes to exercise you:
a) Don’t stress too much about it, although you like to be healthy.
b) Always feel like you should be working out more.
c) Push yourself, even when you’re tired.
5. When you look at yourself in the mirror, you:
a) See a gorgeous girl.
b) Might see one or two things you don’t like.
c) Focus on all the flaws you spot.
1. a1 b2 c3
2. a1 b2 c3
3. a1 b2 c3
4. a1 b2 c3
5. a1 b2 c3
You don’t really feel like you’re dragged into feeling low about your image, even if societal pressure tries to shove its rules down your throat. You’re confident about how you look and this makes you a real catch. You accept stares and compliments without worrying that they’re not genuine or feeling self-conscious. Most of the time, what you think about yourself is what counts. Nice one, girl. Keep being bodylicious!
Confidence boost required
A bit of a confidence boost could do you good on days when you feel a tad insecure. Hey, it’s normal for every girl to worry about how she looks, but don’t allow yourself to be critical. Focus on your assets and feel confident about them! And remember, beauty is never just skin deep.
You are quite critical of yourself. In fact, most days you appear to be your worst critic. You often find fault with how you look and you try to change your beauty into what you think society wants. But do yourself justice, girl. Embrace who you are and what you have to offer. It’s a unique concoction that, with confidence, will be alluring ammunition.