Contrary to the way pop-culture portrays us, men tend to be very anxious in their physical appearance. In fact, most of us are painfully insecure about it. Very few people are truly happy with how they look. No matter how objectively attractive any of us may be, when we look in the mirror, all we can see is a collection of flaws that we’re convinced make us absolutely hideous or otherwise undatable. Personally, I’d love to burn about 99.999% of all photos of me. Hell, even Tom Cruise – with his chiseled jawline, ebony mane, perfect teeth and thousand watt smile – has a complex about being shorter than average.
If he‘s insecure about his looks, how are the rest of us supposed to measure up?
The truth is: we all have features that we’re less than pleased with about ourselves – ones that we were gifted through the genetic lottery and can’t change without spending thousands of dollars on painful (and often pointless) surgery. But that doesn’t mean we can’t work with them. So let’s look at the top five issues men have with their looks – and how to fix them.