Image Essay

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Would you rather be called good-looking or attractive? Is there a difference between a
good looking and attractive person? To many probably not but I believe there’s a
thin line that separates those two words. A person might be very good-looking yet not
attractive. How is that possible one might ask? Well the answer is very simple; it all
depends on the attitude and personality.

While working at Express I get a chance to observe people, their behavior and image and
what role it plays in overall appearance. Let’s admit it we all judge people at one
point or another. When you meet someone the first impression is solely based on looks.
Some people look at the smile, some at the eyes, some at clothes, hair or height. Even if
you don’t want to admit it we judge people on their appearance. Yet that impression
is very superficial and short lasting. When you go home the thing that stands out most in
your mind is not the physical appearance but the overall image and that includes the
attitude. So even though in today’s society physical appearnace plays a significant
role, it is the attitude that one projects which determines the overall image. So in
order to distinguish the difference between good looks and attractivness we must see how
both physical appearance and attitude effects each one of them.

So lets start with physical appearance. The make up you wear, the clothes, shape of your
body, hair are all part of your appearnace. Looking at someone these are qualities we
first perceive. Physical appearance plays a huge role in our society. It helps you in
many ways. People treat you differently when you look good. Let’ s look at

Working at Express I’ve realized that image very imprtant in interaction between
people. It both affects the costumer and the associate. A costumer who is nicely
dressed, has his hair done has an advantage over a person who is not well put together.
The sales person is more likely to approach the well groomed person becuase of the image
she presents. Her look says ‘I know how to dress, I want to get some help, so come
and help me’ I don’t personally agree with this but this is just human
tendency to judge people on their outward appearance. The same thing goes for the
associate. A costumer is more willingly to accept opinion from someone who has a good
image rather than someone who doesn’t look professional. The look builds up the
credibility but that’s when the attitude comes into picture. Because no matter how
both the costumer and associate looks is the attitude is bad no one will benefit.

So how does attitude effect our impression of a person. Attitude is a way one acts,
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