Friday, August 11, 2006

Ideal Person

What makes a person attractive? I've wondered that for years. I think we all like certain character traits and physical traits. When we see enough of them in a person, we find them attractive. So why doesn't everyone find the same type of person attractive? I think we've prioritized our list of attractive characteristics in a different order.

Still, there are people almost everyone finds attractive. What makes them so attractive? Is it that they have a large quantity of attractive traits, and their average trait value is higher? Physically, we all have to have at least something in common where our attractions are concerned.

Are we all just under some consensus programming? Have we derived our ideal from the opinions of others? Maybe we just see what we want to see, until something repulses us. Maybe unattractiveness carries more weight that attractiveness.

I just realized I am completely insane.