From Chris Gayomali in The Week comes news that we are not as good as we think we are.
Scientific American reports that a new study finds that “most of us think that we are better than we actually are — not just physically, but in every way.“
How so? Research.
Participants were shown a cluster of images of themselves. One was original. The rest were digitally doctored. Some made the participant less attractive, while others made them more attractive. When asked to select the unmodified original, subjects tended to gravitate to one of the computer-enhanced images that made them look better.
In other words, we think we look better than we actually look.