Beauty is only skin deep means that being beautiful only counts on your physical appearance, which clearly isn’t true. Beauty not only is what’s on the outside but is what is on the inside as well.
It means very simply that if you took a ‘beautiful’ and a ‘not beautiful’ person and removed the skin, are they not equal in their looks? Nothing about personality in the beauty statement. It is only skin deep. don’t believe it? remove the skin layer of a ‘beautiful’ person, and I am sure you will see that the beauty too is removed. You will not have to go deeper. Beauty is superficial, and so is the one whom measures a person’s worth by it.
I agree with the researcher in Social Psychology. What’s more, some people who are actually uncaring, cold and callous often go to great lengths to look beautiful, as their personalities are so unpleasant.
The phrase “beauty is only skin deep” is presumptive, misleading and a patently false statement. It presumes, first of all, that everyone accepts the standard definition of beauty, i.e., a person whose physical appearance would be appealing to a majority of people. That majority would first have to agree on a definition of beauty. It also negates the concept that beauty comes from within! True beauty goes much deeper than skin. It’s difficult to interpret because I don’t know that either gender would view themselves in the same light as someone of the opposite sex would. But, the essence is that, if you perceive that a person’s features are arranged in a way that is pleasing to you, take it for what it is – a pleasant looking face! Nothing more, nothing less. Also, many thanks to the researcher in Social Psychology – interesting, informative and thought-provoking response.
Though modern make-up has been used mainly by women traditionally, gradually an increasing number of males are using cosmetics usually associated to women to enhance or cover their own facial features. Concealer is commonly used by cosmetic-conscious men. Cosmetics brands are releasing cosmetic products especially tailored for men, and men are using such products increasily more commonly. There is some controversy over this, however, as many feel that men who wear make-up are neglecting traditional gender roles, and do not view men wearing cosmetics in a positive light. Others, however, view this as a sign of ongoing gender equality and feel that men also have rights to enhance their facial features with cosmetics if women could.
Like most industries, cosmetic companies resist regulation by government agencies like the FDA, and have lobbied against this throughout the years. The FDA does not have to approve or review the cosmetics, or what goes in them before they are sold to the consumers. The FDA only regulates against the colors that can be used in the cosmetics and hair dyes. The cosmetic companies do not have to report any injuries from the products; they also only have voluntary recalls on products.
The first archaeological evidence of cosmetics usage was found in Egypt around 3500 BC during the Old Kingdom.The Ancient Greeks and Romans also used cosmetics. The Romans and Ancient Egyptians used cosmetics containing poisonous mercury and often lead. The ancient kingdom of Israel was influenced by cosmetics as recorded in the Old Testament—2 Kings 9:30 where Jezebel painted her eyelids—approximately 840 BC. The Biblical book of Esther describes various beauty treatments as well.
It is saying if someone looks beautiful on the outside, they might be so mean in the inside, or if someone super ugly, may be nice in the inside. It’s like the saying: Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, instead, Don’t judge a person by it’s cover, it’s exactly the same!
It basically means that the only thing that should matter about a person is their personality. Not what they look like. Just because they are “beautiful” on the outside doesn’t mean they are on the inside; the way they act.
It means that what’s on the inside is what counts, your personality.
It means that it shouldn’t matter what you look like on the outside, what matters is on the inside, beauty is only the face, the real beauty is the personality
The saying simply means that just because someone (or something) appears attractive on the surface doesn’t mean they aren’t rotten beneath that outer layer. Or in other words, a person may be beautiful on the outside, but still have an ‘ugly’ heart or soul.
A good analogy would be: imagine buying an apple, the plumpest, shiniest, ripest looking one in the basket, then biting into it only to find it rotten and wormy.
Social psychology tells us that beauty in fact is not only skin deep. That is that beautiful people actually are nicer and more friendly. The argument goes as follows. Hopefully, we can all agree that we subconsciously assign positive characteristics such as intelligence and friendliness to beautiful people. Studies confirm this assumption. We then treat these people nicer than we treat others. studies confirm this as well. The unprovable hypothesis is that beautiful people are beautiful on the inside as well. As a result of having been beautiful and therefore kindly treated children they develop a positive self-image and treat others as they have learned others treat them. This continues into adulthood creating beautiful people that are friendlier and nicer than less beautiful people. Thus beautiful looking people become truly beautiful people by way of a self fulfilling prophecy. Our experience with beautiful people being nice fuels are expectation by way of a psychological phenomenon known as association that similar looking (and therefore also beautiful) people will also be nice. We in turn treat them nicer and they treat us nicely in return further developing their own good charatcer. We find evidence of this belief in popular songs “you must have been a beautiful baby, you must have been a wonderful child,… you must have been a beautiful baby cause baby look at you now”
It is usually interpreted as beauty isn’t always on the outside, but look at this literally, i noticed this at school when we were doing a drama topics on this, the words beauty is only skin deep, implies that beauty cannot be on the inside, so if you do have beauty, it will only be on the inside, however if you aren’t beautiful on the outside, then you can’t be beautiful on the inside either……
As a researcher in Social Psychology, I have to disagree with the statement above. The flaw in this line of thinking is the assumption that if beautiful people are treated well, they will become mature, thoughtful, compassionate individuals who treat others well. No doubt that is sometimes the case, but people who experience little adversity often develop into amazingly uncharitable, self-centered individuals.
We all know one or more beautiful people with an inflated sense of entitlement and self-worth. They believe they are a prince or princess and deserve to be universally treated better than anyone else. Often they also believe they have the right to treat others like dirt. Since we have better memory for negative events than positive ones, this is often the lasting impression we have of beautiful people and it (perhaps unfairly) spawns the saying “beauty is only skin deep.”
It means beauty is beyond skin, it’s in the soul..