Signs You’re More Attractive Than You Give Yourself Credit For

Humans are visual creatures, which means being attractive can drastically impact how others react to you in life. Fortunately, being attractive comes down to more than just fitting into a certain size of clothing. There are a whole bunch of factors that make someone attractive, ranging from how they carry themselves to how they treat other people to how often they smile. If any of the below signs are true for you, then you’re probably more attractive than you think.

  1. Strangers treat you well. You can tell a lot about how you present to the world by the way that strangers react to you. If strangers are generally nice to you and give you the time of day, it could be a sign that you’re more attractive than you think. Typically, humans respond positively to things (and people) that are pleasant to look at. As shallow as it sounds, we’re more likely to be nice to a stranger if they’re attractive than if they’re not. Keep in mind that the way strangers treat you can also reflect where you live. Some cultures promote being friendly to people you don’t know, while others are typically more reserved. So take this with a grain of salt!
  2. Lots of people make eye contact with you. Do you notice that people regularly make eye contact with you, even if they don’t know you that well. This could be another sign that you’re attractive. While longer-held eye contact can be a signal of aggression, it can also be a sign of interest or attraction, according to Medium. Interestingly smiling and using eye contact simultaneously for an extended period of time can also make someone appear more attractive!
  3. People ask you for styling tips. Requests for styling or beauty tips is the ultimate compliment. When a person asks you how you do your hair or where you buy your clothes, they could really be indicating that they love the way you look and wish to emulate it. If you always receive requests for image-related tips like this, it could indicate that people generally find you attractive.
  4. People make assumptions about you. If you’re more attractive than you think, you might find that people often make assumptions about you. These will typically be stereotypes that we as a society hold about good-looking people. For example, people might always assume you have confidence and act surprised when they find out the truth. Or they might assume that you have a partner, and act shocked when they find out you don’t.
  5. People often hit on you. Being hit on is one of the side effects of being attractive. While there are those who will be too intimidated to approach someone that they find attractive, there will always be those who can’t help themselves. If you often get hit on when you go out, whether that’s to bars, clubs, parties, or anywhere else, it’s it could mean that you’re more attractive than you think you are.
  6. You either receive lots of compliments or don’t receive any. When it comes to working out how attractive you are, using compliments to help you decide can be confusing. On one hand, people who are attractive can receive more compliments than the average person. But on the other, they might receive little to no compliments at all. Why? People are often too intimidated to compliment them, or are too envious to give them the satisfaction of a compliment. So if you feel sad because no one ever compliments you, think again! It could be that people find you so attractive that they actually feel weird about complimenting you.
  7. People act nervously around you. Many people can feel nervous or self-conscious around people that they perceive to be attractive. Especially if you’re dealing with someone who has social anxiety, is naturally shy, or doesn’t have much experience with dating and relationships, they can feel really uncomfortable around someone they find attractive. Therefore, if people act nervously around you for no reason at all, it’s possible that you’re much more attractive than you think.
  8. People envy you. One of the biggest signs that you’re more attractive than you think is other people being envious of you. When someone envies you, they’ll often stare at you, talk over you in conversation, and downplay your achievements. If people seem to feel this way everywhere you go, no matter what you do, it could be that your above-average looks just rub people up the wrong way!
Vanessa Locampo is an Aussie writer who’s equally obsessed with YA fiction and pasta. Her time is divided between writing all the things, reading all the things, listening to Queen, and bopping her cat on the nose. She has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and has written for sites including and Discovering Montana, and currently works as an editor at Glam. You can keep up with her on Instagram @vanessaellewrites.