from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The subjective concept of one's physical appearance based on self-observation and the reactions of others.
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- n. The subjective inner picture of one's outward physical appearance.
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Her body image tips include "Great Big Shoes + Great Big Hair = Smaller-Looking Butt" and "Hang out at gay bars."
In another study, researchers in the Netherlands found that depressed, overweight individuals had more body image and eating concerns, lower self-esteem, and a higher body mass index BMI than nondepressed obese participants.