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Beauty and Its Variable Perception

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The perception of physical or internal beauty.

There are two types of beauty; that vary according to trends and perceptions, both based on the diverse nature of the human being.

Beauty is a subjective mental attitude of liking, pleasure and well-being of the individual, before a visible object. The abstract perception expands towards the preferences of each person. It is linked to good by its benign nature.

People are different from each other and are grouped according to their tendencies. Each group and each one has different preferences, which can be projected into trends. Therefore, the individual tends to incline his personal tastes according to his way of being, which is formed in a certain environment.

Definition of the beautiful

in ancient times, beauty was (and is today) considered according to the sensation of pleasure (which it caused in the recipient) or the representation of something notable and attractive, such as the economy, fame for some heroic act (the hero is admired and visualized beautiful) and others. Currently the concept of "beauty" is studied by a branch of philosophy called "Aesthetics" and is also studied by the following disciplines:
Social psychology.


History: Plato establishes beauty as an idea of ​​abstraction, immaterial, which can materialize in visible form on earth. Symmetry in this phase is necessary for its full appreciation.

Throughout human history, beauty is allied to good, and its opponent (ugliness) is linked to evil. idealism sees it that way.


Human beauty

The beauty of the human being manifests itself externally and internally. Physical beauty is considered based on the general observation of groups of people, who determine the degree of beauty, applying the subjective and objective concepts (beauty contests). And inner beauty is perceptible through the personality through spiritual attributes or values, such as honesty, kindness, understanding, friendliness, intelligence and all those feelings of positivity that lead to well-being. It is asserted that the combination of both externalizes real and total beauty.


The old and current aesthetic

Aesthetics establishes (according to several authors) that for beauty to exist, the magnitude, shape, and order of the perceptible elements that make up the object that is appreciated through vision are necessary. Such an object must be impressionable, to the point of being anchored in the memory of whoever sees it.

The aesthetics of the twentieth century with respect to the appreciation of the beauty of art, evolved according to inventions (photography, printing) causing an imbalance in terms of the meaning of art, which establishes the bizarre and novel as beautiful. Art transforms and disrupts the perceptions of people, who consider "art" to works where they perceive a change, in addition to the impact of form, order and consistency in the pleasant sensation "beauty".


Physical attributes and interior

With reference to external and internal beauty; they exist from the conception of vision (material) and feeling (abstract). Deciding which of the two is more important is up to the receiver. Current preferences vary by person or group. For example, a certain company responsible for producing cosmetics, attaches great importance to a beautiful appearance, and has professionals to achieve its goals.

Independently, people tend to have preferences regarding external and internal human beauty, there are those who consider:

To the most important inner beauty.
That both have the same importance.
That external beauty comes first.
That there must always be a balance.


Physical and Internal Beauty

In the previous points, these perceptions depend on the objective that drives a superficial vision (Little interest, adventure) or deep (study or personal interest with good intentions). For example; Subject A is interested in Subject B, just for an affair. In this case, subject A, does not take the time to observe the internal beauty of subject B, since it is a superfluous objective, he is only interested in his physical appearance.
There are also situations where external beauty is only present in the person, being physically beautiful, but with intense internal ugliness with pronounced defects (Dishonesty, impoliteness, antipathy and others). and the opposite also happens many times.
Christianity maintains that spiritual beauty is immortal, due to its ethereal quality and its main characteristic: goodness.



Both types of beauty are important. For the choice of a preference (Physical or spiritual) it always depends on how a person thinks, feels and reasons when contemplating and feeling what he considers "Beauty". The concept is formed with the sensation or idea, and then it is created. Balance is ideal

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