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Does lacking physical beauty actually degrades ones confidence?

I ask this question because I certainly feel that we learn more when ideas are exchanged amongst people that requires socializing and having a certain level of confidence. I understand that there are several other aspects that can pump ones confidence be it wealth, inteliigence, knowledge or success but surely ones appearance also plays a major role. How does one get past that factor of beauty for which god was not knid enough and move on without giving it much weightage.

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    Dec 23 2013: Perhaps, it depends on personality. There are people who can be considered ugly by common standards who manage to take advantage of their appearance and feel quite confident about themselves.

    There is always a question, do people who lack beauty feel less confident in themselves or do people who lack confidence in themselves also feel unattractive?

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