Anytime I meet new people or don’t know a group very well my brain becomes foggy, I’m not my genuine self, I try too hard, I speak too softly, my throat swells up, and I stress sweat. It’s awful and it confuses my partner bc they spend all this time alone with me and they don’t see this social anxiety side of me. The moral of the story is not being confident turns an attractive person ugly and it happens to me all the damn time.
These days unfortunately an obsession with social media. The “norm” seems to change. Friends of mine, both male and female, have told me they do not want to post pictures of themselves without filters on them because otherwise, they feel ugly. Female friends have told me they do not want to post pictures without make-up on because they feel ugly without it. All too often, though, I think that all this editing (be it digital or not) makes people more ugly than they really are because of the added “fakeness”.