The key to attracting people, either romantically or platonically, is confidence. Making friends is, more often than not, easy for me because I have confidence in my ability to hold a conversation. I’m intellectually curious, high energy, and pretty open-minded. It’s not particularly necessary to be confident in your physical beauty when attracting friends. At least not the friends I want to attract.
It is, however, necessary to have a certain amount of confidence in your physical beauty when seeking a relationship.
I look like my parents.
I hate them for what they’ve done to me and put me through. It’s difficult and damn near impossible for me to see beauty in myself when they are all I see when I look in the mirror. I want to scratch out my eyes, claw at my cheeks, and cover my forehead in glass. I can’t seem to get over seeing such wretched people daily. They hurt me and to resemble that is torture. I’ve dealt with the emotional pain. But, how do I forgive them to the degree that I can find my own image attractive? Is that possible?
How can I be confident while portraying the face of the two nastiest people I’ve ever known?
I guess I’ll just have to feign confidence till then.