Friday 20 April 2018

Being healthy is much more important than being thin

The 'best' compliment most women can receive is to be told they look thin. Why is this? Picture posed by model
The 'best' compliment most women can receive is to be told they look thin. Why is this? Picture posed by model
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

Complimenting someone on the way they look is not actually a positive thing. I always thought it was a nice thing to do but apparently I was wrong. It's unhelpful and has an adverse effect.

And yet, it's something that women do all the time. When two women meet, one will invariably complement the other's shoes, coat, hair, lipstick…we can't help ourselves, it's like a knee-jerk reaction.

But it seems that complimenting other women on their appearance is unhelpful.

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