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Dove Real Beauty Sketches
Dove Beauty Bars(You are more beautiful than you view yourself) ^ | 4/13/2013 | doveunitedstate

Posted on 05/01/2013 6:06:24 PM PDT by Vendome

Mods, please don't move this. It's an important exercise for those who see it and I'd like as many people to see as possible. It may be helpful to their emotions, psyche, spirit and how they see themselves.

Thank you in advance.

Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. At Dove, we are committed to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. So, we decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.

And don't forget: YOU are more beautiful than you think!

So I'm searching for links to an amazing fire extinguisher I discovered and ran across this Wonderful Advertising.

Now, I'm not one for product placements and I don't use their products. Some Freepers will attest that my products are a bit pricey and I'm kind of a snob about them.

Besides I came out yesterday, declaring my heterosexuality and I'm confident many will find this both interesting and touching.

It touched me and I want to share it with all of you.

You see we all shave or wash our faces everyday as well our physical imperfections.

I hear from a lot of people these days about their unfortunate looks and it troubles me.

Most people are beautiful to me and I can describe them in ways they are not aware of.

You see yourself one way and the rest of us see you quite differently.

This video demonstrates that your inner self is what we see.

It's 3 minutes and entrancing. This one is for the women but, I think even some guys will appreciate the import of this experiment.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: beauty; chat; differently; see; we; you
So here's the setup.

A fellow who was a sketch artist for San Jose PD is asked to blind sketch a person based on their own self description.

Then a group of people are introduced to the woman and they are given an opportunity to describe the woman in another blind sketch.

The two images couldn't be more divorced from each other and illustrate that we pick on ourselves way too much and concentrate on things that are:

Not real Not important and that our attitudes about ourselves, the secret attitude, isn't what the rest of pick up on.

Take 3 minutes and then reflect.

Proves that beauty emanates from within.

1 posted on 05/01/2013 6:06:25 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: Vendome

As a piece of visual art that Dove ad totally blew me away. I was mesmerized when it was about the artist asking for self descriptive terms and then it keeps unfolding.

I regard this Dove ad as THE BEST, MOST BRILLIANT ad I have seen in my whole life. The spare setting, featuring a person of extraordinary talent, the striking comparisons, leading to a simple insight.

I’m still in awe over this ad.


2 posted on 05/01/2013 6:13:22 PM PDT by bioqubit
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To: Vendome

IBTZ


3 posted on 05/01/2013 6:14:02 PM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: Vendome
Nice...now imagine how God sees you/us.

He isn't into error or mistakes.

I hate to speak for Him but I will...He does good work and you are beautiful to Him.

And what else matters but how we appear to Him.

To Him we are so beautiful...don't forget...He went to the Cross for just you and me.

Imagine how beautiful the face of a cat is...then multiply that by a thousand!

That's how beautiful you are!

"No way...I am not beautiful...

"Oh yes...you are..."


4 posted on 05/01/2013 6:18:15 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Vendome

Wonderful exercise of the brain.


5 posted on 05/01/2013 6:18:31 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Vendome
I think this Dove parody is better (don't know how to create a link): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Jiwo3u6Vo

And sorry, but if you think women are their own worst critics, you must not spend a lot of time on FreeRepublic's forums.

6 posted on 05/01/2013 6:22:20 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Cinnamontea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Jiwo3u6Vo

My point precisely.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 6:25:01 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Bullish

LOL


8 posted on 05/01/2013 6:25:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: RoosterRedux

Zactly.

God doesn’t look down on us and think “Geezus! I made an ugly baby!”


9 posted on 05/01/2013 6:26:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: RoosterRedux; Cinnamontea

Crumpy cat - guilty

Kitty - not guilty


10 posted on 05/01/2013 6:28:53 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Vendome

Really neat. I loved it. Thanks for sharing.


11 posted on 05/01/2013 6:31:53 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Faith

You’re welcome.

I have several friends who are ladies. They say what, to me, are the weirdest things about themselves and obsess about stuff most of us don’t notice or find sexy.

Like having a little baby belly. Not fat mind you but, a little, little bump.

I find it sexy. Also like a flat stomach but, come on, after 40 a bitty bump is not unexpected.

Same with the inane obsession over their hair. Stop changing it. You were and are hot with the hairdo you had when I met you.

Streaking your hair, literally, is also goofy.

Get it professionally done and go lite on the effect you’re trying achieve.


12 posted on 05/01/2013 6:39:30 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: bgill

LOL


13 posted on 05/01/2013 6:39:55 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Why are you posting SPAM here?

I mean really, WHY?


14 posted on 05/01/2013 6:52:18 PM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: Vendome

I liked it.


15 posted on 05/01/2013 7:07:24 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Vendome
Thank you so much for posting this Dove video. This is proof that not all so called spam is a waste of time. Like so many women I am my own worst critic. Whenever someone comments on my appearance I assume he or she doesm't mean it; that he or she is only being kind.

I am almost seventy years old. Growing up my sister was considered the pretty one while I was thought to be the smart one.

As a fourteen year old I remember my dad commenting, "Don't worry so much about how you look, being smart is better than being good-looking any day." Sadly I assumed that my father did not think I was pretty.

So again Vendome, thank you for posting this Dove video.

16 posted on 05/01/2013 8:00:15 PM PDT by Irish Queen ("Don't fence me in")
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To: Irish Queen

Just read your home page and without having seen you I can tell you are a beautful woman.

Besides, yer a Freeperette and all our gals are purdy.


17 posted on 05/01/2013 8:17:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Bullish

nOOb. /s


18 posted on 05/01/2013 8:18:37 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Irish Queen; Vendome
The word beauty, much like the word love has many variations on a theme.

God made men and women, not men and almost men, or women and almost women.

Scientists tell us that it is the influence of estrogenic chemicals in the human growth and development which make women different from men. Perhaps, but without a softer side to humanity, our species would probably have gone extinct long ago in a flash of outlandish competition.

I've been married twice, and divorced trwice. The first time I did not understand hwat it means to cherish the softer side of humanity. Second wife got way more cherishing than the first, but that marriage also ended.

People grow apart because of circumstance. And some people separate because it is the bettere thing to do ... and I will not publicly go into that one any further.

What is to be cherished in a woman, by a man or men (as in fathers, grandfathers, husbands) is the very essence of what God women to be. Sadly, our modern age has coarsened women, diminished the worth of the softer side of humanity.

YOU are what God made you to be, and that is a beautiful thing regardless of the outward trappings. And as my wise Jungian Analyst Aunt once told me, "if you settle upon a life mate because she is beautiful and sexy, make sure that's as shallow as you intend to be, because as you grow older your own depth will extend and shallow will not suit you then. ... And it may be that she will grow deeper, faster than you will. It can get pretty lonely when your projections onto the other walk away leaving you only memories."

19 posted on 05/01/2013 8:19:28 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Vendome

My issues with this experiment.... It’s a police sketch artist, so both sketches end up making the subject look like a perp.
Most people, that includes men, would never go out of their way to compliment themselves as part of a description, when speaking to someone they don’t know. It would seem boisterous.
Likewise, if you are speaking about someone else to a third party, you are more likely to be complimentary because it makes you seem nicer.

It’s a very unrealistic portrayal, particularly since there are other studies that find people are usually surprised as to how much worse they look in photos, because they have inflated images of themselves stored.

I am not a fan of these real beauty spots in general lol If I want to see a regular looking person, I can look in the mirror. In fact, I prefer beauty products that feature a ridiculously good looking person, that cause me to fantasize about possibly looking that good after using “said” product.
These dove campaigns are preying on perceived and imagined insecurities, once again its a woman as victim model.


20 posted on 05/01/2013 11:43:41 PM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: Vendome

we don’t need more self-esteem crap


21 posted on 05/01/2013 11:46:52 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MHGinTN

You da man Baby!!!

Exacto Mundo...


22 posted on 05/02/2013 12:28:30 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

No...it proves the woman is stupid...


23 posted on 05/02/2013 3:14:30 AM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: LadyDoc

Salamat..

Megan doh uluh mong....

Di Na Natuto...


24 posted on 05/02/2013 3:43:20 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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