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is physical appearence important part of ur identity

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Started: 10/28/2007 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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daniyalzubair

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In my opinion it is not necessery part as the thing by which we are known is our work and name without which we are nothing.
wryan

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Physical appearance is an important part of one's identity for a variety of reasons.

First of all, physical appearance is the first and most lasting impression other's get of you. People will make different assumptions about you based on how you're dressed. Because of this, people will often try to tailor their personal appearance to fit what they want others to think they are like. For example, someone who dresses very formally probably wants other's to think that they are richer, or more high class. So therefore personal appearance reflects what we want to be like, making it an important part of one's identity.

Secondly, Physical appearance is the first, and often most important, impression others get of you. Thishas been proven time and time again in many studies and experiments. So your physical appearance will dictate what others think of you, which then becomes a part of your identity. For example, say a guy is wearing a nose ring, dyed black hair, and girly jeans. From this one could naturally, (and often correctly), infer that they like certain types of music, have a certain outlook on life, and act in certain ways. These inferances then form part of what that person believes you to be like, or what they beleive your identity to be.

Finally, physical appearance can often exhibit many personal qualities of a person. For example, someone who is dirty and smelly will probably also be lazy. Someone who is very well groomed and uses alot of hair gel etc., will probably be very concerned with their appearance.

So, to sum it up. Physical appearance affects one
s identity in 3 main ways. First of all, it shows what people think of themselves. Second of all, it affects others views of you, and your identity. Finally, it can reveal many of your personal qualities.

As to your arguments, they are unsupported. First of all, one's work shows nothing about them. A cook at McDonalds could be an art student, they could be a slacker who will work their for the rest of their life, they could be a senior whose pension doesn't support them. In short, it has no effect on one's identity. As far as one's name goes, this too has no effect on one's identity. You can call yourself whatever you like, but you will still be the same person. Say someone is called Richard by some people and is given the nickname dick by another. They are still the exact same person and have the exact same identity. One's name is entirely suprficial and irrelevant. Im out of spac
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