Confidence And Appearance Stereotypes

Confidence is a close family relation of self-esteem, although perhaps it is a bit more temporary and hence an even more likely candidate for self-perception processes. One lever into the self-perception of confidence is through stereotypes. Self-perception theory asserts that we know our own attributes in the same way that we know about the attributes of others. If that is the case, then stereotypes about appearance that affect our judgments of others should affect our judgments of ourselves...