Well I think its about high time we gave ourselves a break and started to say ‘thank you’ when someone pays us a compliment. Repeat after me: THANK YOU!!!
I think after watching this video from Dove you will understand more where I am going with this, but basically STOP looking for the negative traits in yourself, they are NOT negative to the outside world. Everyone is unhappy with some part of the body/face etc., but the outside world doesn't view you this way. The outside world will notice your beautiful smile rather than that one teeny weeny spot, they will notice your amazing sense of style and not your ‘frizzy’ hair.
Lets face it, there will always be a few aholes in the world who are more than willing to slag off people behind their backs, but they are just sad little people who are very very INSIGNIFICANT in the bigger picture. Be happy with who you are, and if that is not all of you, be happy with the bits you are happy about. I can guarantee this will radiate off you and become infectious.
Dove have done a FANTASTIC job with this and I really hope it makes a positive impact on us all. Bravo Dove, bravo!! You certainly made me rethink how I look at myself!
Stop hating/disliking yourself, and be proud of who you are. (isn't this exactly what you would say to your friends, so take a spoon of your own medicine)