The Dove Beauty Campaign created an experiment. A forensic artist was asked to sketch individual women based off their own description of their faces. The artist never saw them, he only drew what they described.
Then, Dove brought strangers in to describe each participant to create a second picture.
Each personal sketch proved to be distorted and unrealistic. When strangers described what they saw, it proved to be more like the real face of each of the participants.
The participants were given a side by side comparison of what THEY saw in themselves, versus what OTHERS saw in them.
See for yourself and then wonder, along with me, how do I see myself, and is it realistic?