What's Your Definition of Ugly?

Michele Zipp
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My cute cat looks ugly/scary here!

I personally think ugly is a state of mind. If you really believe you are ugly, then that's going to show on the outside. Self-esteem is a big part of being beautiful.

I've had people tell me that I looked angry when I wasn't and looking angry sure isn't looking pretty. I realized it's because my mouth goes into a frown when relaxed, so I try to smile more so I don't seem mean.

But the ugly truth is that a lot is based on our looks.

CNN.com has an article saying that pretty patients get better treatment from doctors and beautiful people earn more money.

Over on Shine, there is a big discussion about what is considered ugly in today's beauty-obsessed society. Most people agree that ugliness is defined by a bad attitude or by actions people take. 

I'll admit it...I think my husband's smoking habit is ugly. I also don't like when he clips his toe nails in front of me. I don't know why, but it grosses me out.

But let's dig deeper. Why is it that so many of us think we are ugly?

For me, I feel really ugly when I have pimples or after I ate a huge meal (even if the meal was excellent). I also feel really ugly after evey haircut even though I often love it the next day.

Let's be real...what's your definition of ugly?

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When do you feel ugly?

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