1. Research shows that people are unable to accurately judge their own attractiveness. View this post on 2. And personality is a major factor in what people find attractive in others. Ayesha Mittal / BuzzFeed 3. Which is why it's common to start finding someone hot(ter) after you get to know them. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Lionsgate / Via gifhungergames.tumblr.com 4. Our generation, on average, is more attractive than previous ones due to natural selection. View this post on 5. Which means we're basically the finest breed of humans ever created. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros. Pictures / Via ineedagif.tumblr.com 6. So, if you could ever travel back in time, you'd probably have a ton of admirers. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF http://rebloggy.com/post/doctor-who-david-tennant-mygif-ten-martha-jones-freema-agyeman-william-shakespea/81493610014 Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 7. What we think of as "hot" changes over time, so what's attractive now, wasn't attractive 50 years ago. Pamla J. Eisenberg (CC BY-SA 2.0) / Via flic.kr 8. Attractiveness is totally relative, anyway. Onision @Onision Ate dinner with two women tonight... found out I was the only one at the table who found Kylo Ren to be sexy. 02:50 AM - 31 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite 9. On average, girls spend about five hours a week taking selfies and trying to find the perfect one. It's not just you. Courtesy of Ayesha Mittal 10. And a lot of looking good in photos comes down to angles, lighting, and editing. Janja Milosevic / Getty Images 11. Almost everyone hates how they look in photos because we're so used to seeing a reflected version of ourselves in the mirror. View this vine on Vine vine.co 12. Because most of us don't have symmetrical faces, photos of ourselves look weird because we’re seeing rearranged, flipped halves of our face. Thinkstock 13. And anyway, symmetrical faces aren't always the most attractive ones. Thinkstock 14. In fact, there are a bunch of hot celebrities out there with "crooked" faces. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros. Pictures / Via jamesbadgedale.tumblr.com 15. Like...so many celebrities with crooked faces. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount Pictures / Via natasharomanoffgifs.tumblr.com 16. It's not weird if you don't like how you look in mirrors, either. Once your brain focuses on an object (i.e., a flaw) it appears more prominent than it actually is. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF http://dailygiffing.tumblr.com/post/122641614425 Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 17. A 2013 study found intensely smiling faces are seen as way more attractive than others. So logically, this means we should all smile more, right? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via donoteattheyellowsnow.tumblr.com 18. But it also means you’re more beautiful than you think, because others see you (genuinely) smile a lot more than you do. Plasticboystudio / Getty Images So, there are a ton of reasons why you don't see how attractive you really are. For more info and personal stories about body confidence, check out Rise Above and join the conversation now.