17 Things About You That Are Hotter Than Your Looks

Sure, you’re beautiful and you look good, but you know what they say: beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and your looks are not the only thing that catches a guy’s eye. Here are some things about you that are way hotter than how photogenic you appear in your selfies.

  1. Your confidence. You don’t shy away from the world and try to hide how awesome you are, you just embrace it and others follow suit.
  2. Your quirks. Maybe you don’t lead with the fact that you have a total obsession with Italian art from the 1700s, but how resolute you are about it shapes part of your unique personality.
  3. Your self-esteem. You know what your perceived flaws are, physical and otherwise, but you don’t let not fitting into your favorite jeans ruin your week. Who you are comes from a much deeper place than that.
  4. Your athleticism. Whether you’re a cross fit crusher or an occasional neighborhood jogger, the fact that you take interest in having a healthy body is more than a lot of people can say.
  5. Your sense of humor. It might not match with everyone’s exactly – because let’s face it, most of us are not stand up comedians – but your ability to laugh off the silly stuff is crucial in this world.
  6. Your heart. You’ve been burned by men before, but you still find love in your heart for new guys, friends, family, animals, pizza…
  7. Your goals. Don’t discredit how driven your short-term goals make you. Getting your own apartment and furnishing it on your own dime is as worthy and inspiring as your desire to be president.
  8. Your sexuality. You’re a sexual being, whether you’re getting it on or not. Raw sex appeal can be way hotter than physical looks, and you know what you’re working with.
  9. Your patience. You get that it can take a while to meet Mr. Right and land your ideal career, but you’re fine with that. Life is a journey and what happens on the way is just as important, if not more.
  10. Your style. How we dress, take care of, and style our appearance tells a story to onlookers, whether we like it or not. You tell a good one.
  11. Your sensitivity. Being hardened works for some people, but you know that feeling emotions is the fastest way to work through them…and that being empathetic is the best way to deal with others.
  12. Your independence. You love to be in relationships, but you aren’t defined by them. You get stuff done whether there’s a man around to assist or not.
  13. Your social skills. “No new friends” just sounds a little childish to you. You believe that there are good people in the world and you give people a chance, whether they look like your usual type of person or not.
  14. Your honesty. You step up whether you’re admitting your faults to a boss, trying to save a friend who’s on a downward spiral, or own up to yourself about some bad habits it’s time to get rid of.
  15.  Your ability to set boundaries. You’re open to the good stuff out there, but you also have a discerning eye about what you won’t put up with. You’ve dealt with BS before, you don’t have time for that at this point.
  16. Your desire to grow. You know you’re pretty great as is, but you still see every day as an opportunity to reflect, make new choices, and grow into an even better person.
  17. Your sense of adventure. For some of us, it’s literally climbing Mt. Everest, while for others, it’s going dancing. Embracing things right outside of your comfort zone for the sake of a story makes you bold and strong.
Kate Ferguson is a Los Angeles local and freelance writer for a variety of blog and magazine genres. When she's not writing, the UC Davis graduate is focused on pursuits of the entertainment industry, spin class, and hot sauce. Look for article links, updates, (and the occasional joke) on Twitter @KateFerg or @WriterKateFerg, or check out her personal blog ThatsRandomKate.blogspot.com