"Wow. I love your blog. You really dig deep and show that this is more than a surface game. I was particularly touched by this post and also the post you did on the "bold" topic for type 4's. Something I notice as a type 4 is this: For some reason the term "stunning" in reference to beauty bothers me. I've seen stunning people of all types. I believe the intention was to say that type 4's have a look that stands out. I'm not sure what a good term is for this: but stunning for some reason seems to suggest that type 4's are more attractive than other types: and I take issue with that. I believe that is why many people are either gung ho or have reservations about being a type 4. Some would like to think they are more "beautiful" than others and then there are those who may be aware that they stand out but that doesn't necessarily mean they are stunning beauties.I totally agree. I wrestle with the realization that I've absorbed societal stereotypes of beauty. Supposedly most models are T4. Do we really thing models are the barometer of beauty? or are we subjected to doing so? I will admit with remorse that sometimes I realize I don't want to be T2 and fight for my T4 aspects because I don't want to be frumpy. I only relax when I realize I do like to be comfortable in my clothes. We all desire to be beautiful, and it is sad when we fall into thinking one type has the corner on that, and another doesn't. The point is to find our beauty in our true selves.
So I looked up "stunning" and the definition online says this:
Of a strikingly attractive appearance.
See that "attractive" word...mmmm" S WC
*I think the word used is striking though. (Attracting attention by reason of being unusual, extreme, or prominent.)
I love what Ani DiFranco says in this song, because the prettiest girl is also envied.
and god help you if you are an ugly girl
course too pretty is also your doom
cause everyone harbors a secret hatred
for the prettiest girl in the room
... but hey, don't listen to me or anyone, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane