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10 Signs Of Gorgeous Women Without Make-up

10 Signs Of Gorgeous Women Without Make-up

Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside, but it doesn’t help if you are ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up” – Audrey Hepburn

Beauty comes within yourself. Beauty can come from the outer self too, but that is a different thing. For that, you would need hell lot of stuffs that go by the name of Make-up. Now make-up is a temporary solution to make you look gorgeous. Honestly, I am fond of make-up as well, and like all other women, wouldn’t imagine going to parties, or invites without dolling up myself. But apart from these, I usually refrain myself from putting all those chemicals on my face.

Nowadays, all women are beautiful, thanks to make-up. But there are few women who can actually sport gorgeousness without using cosmetics. You may want to know the differences, and the reasons behind all these. Well, does glamorizing yourself with face paint actually bring out your true beauty, your true self? Not really. Here are the signs of what gorgeous women are without make-up.

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1. They are confident

Ask any woman about what builds her confidence, and she would instantly answer in the way she looks. Many women believe that putting make-up would make her look prettier, thus gaining more confidence. But it is the women without make-up who actually, in true sense, are confident. They have the courage to step out in the open, and face the world in their true self. These women know how to accept, and welcome their faulty skins/ no faulty skins. And these women are comfortable in her own skin.

2. They embrace natural beauty

You are naturally beautiful when you are yourself. And when you are yourself, your inner beauty blooms. Inner beauty can’t shine through make-up. These gorgeous women know this. Hence, they stay away from cosmetics. They also know how much people admire a natural beauty. The more natural you stay, the more attractive you are.

3. They sport healthier skin

Make-up is stashed with chemicals of many kinds. So, when you are wearing them altogether, can you imagine what torture your skin goes through? Therefore, women wearing no make-up sport healthier skin. Their skins breathe freely. And because they refrain from such chemicals, they tend to take care of their skins. Example, cleaning everyday. toning, and moisturizing. And drinking plenty of water.

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4. They are never late

A significant advantage these gorgeous women are that they are never late for anything, be it work, or going out. They just drag themselves out, clean, eat, dress up, and head out. Another privilege they have: they are always prepared to go out. They never will make you wait for hour(s) to get ready. A woman takes around 20 minutes to 45 minutes doing make-up per day. Imagine, saving some 20 – 45 minutes of your time, and utilizing it in some other favorite activity.

5. They are sporty

Since they are always prepared to go out, anywhere and any time they want to, these kind of women tend to be on a sporty side. They don’t fear the sun, and how the melting of the make-up in the heat, they don’t fear the rain, the wind, or the cold. They take the right measures to prevent them from harsh weathers. This also implies that these ladies would not hesitate to participate in all kinds of adventures!

6. They are usually open-minded

You may wonder how this point is even relevant to the whole thing. Well, women who inclined to open their mind to learn new things, see the world with open eyes, and not be vain, are the ones who value life more than just a pretty face. They have time for all the worldly goods, instead of thinking about how to present oneself in the most attractive way, all the time.

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7. They will charm you

These gorgeous women will charm you with their personality. How? Women who brush off make-up, and are brave enough to walk into the seminar room, for instance, are found to be more appealing to men. These ladies boost their attractiveness through their actions, rather than their looks.

8. They know how to save money

Because they are bold enough to roam around everywhere, doing everything without the slightest hint of beautifying themselves, they are also smart enough to cut down on spending excess money. Yes, since they don’t use cosmetics, they don’t buy them. And in that manner they save approximately around $2500 to $5000 per annum!

9. They are compassionate

Being compassionate is a way to come closer to a person. People usually like women who are down-to-earth, and who put themselves in other people’s shoes. This is an art not all women can expertise in. These ladies are normally trusted, and likeable by people. Maybe because they spend less time being narcissists. It is the care, the concern one feels is more important than a pretty made-up face.

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10. They appreciate the littlest things in life

From all the above points, one thing can be drawn: gorgeous women who display no hint of make-up generally love life in the simplest form. They appreciate what is given to them, regardless of flaws. They enjoy the littlest things in life. They are outgoing, fun-loving, adventurous, down-to-earth, and care less about what others think of them. They believe in showing their talents through actions, rather than showing their pretty side.

No one is saying that women who apply make-up are not gorgeous, or are always vain. But it is the natural beauties that are admired more. Whether it involves the men, or people in general, they are always comfortable around natural beauties. Next time, when you are heading out for girls’ movie date, or a simple grocery shopping, don’t wear make-up. Be the natural you.

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Published on April 7, 2021

6 Signs Of A Controlling Person To Be Aware Of

6 Signs Of A Controlling Person To Be Aware Of

Some of the most manipulative people are so good at what they do that their words and actions can convince you into thinking they truly care about what’s best for you when in reality, it’s quite the opposite. The most common signs of a controlling person are rarely obvious to outside observers. And for someone enmeshed in a controlling relationship or friendship, it can be incredibly challenging to stay away from this toxic person, even if you’re aware of their emotionally abusive tendencies.

While it’s ultimately up to you to decide whether to preserve or leave a lopsided, unfulfilling relationship, it’s nevertheless critical to understand the following six signs of controlling people so you can better advocate for yourself and mitigate the influence of their manipulative tendencies in your own life.

1. They Push Their Own Personal Agenda

Do you know someone who always tries to micromanage the words, behaviors, and attitudes of people around them? Does this person act like they have the right to know anything they want about you, including your location, what you’re doing in a given moment, who you’re talking to online, or any other private information about you? And when planning events and special occasions, does this person dominate conversations, steer plans in their own preferred directions, disparage others’ suggestions, and refuse to collaborate with anyone who might disagree with them?

If you answered “yes” to some of the above questions, then those are clear signs of a controlling person whom you absolutely need to be cautious around. Controlling people are reluctant to even consider alternative ideas, let alone enthusiastically work with people who have differing views. They prefer to be the captain of every ship—regardless of how much or how little an issue personally impacts them—and they have an arsenal of manipulative tactics to deploy if someone stands in the way of them achieving their own personal agendas.

In long-term relationships with controlling people, you may feel constantly pressured to meet their demands, follow their schedule, and focus on whatever they feel is most important. It’s not an exaggeration to say that these people act like the universe revolves around them, which can be exhausting to deal with for their family members, friends, and colleagues.

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2. They Make Everything Transactional

Controlling people aren’t always self-centered, but they’re not too empathetic either. Empathy for them tends to appear in the form of strategic concessions they use as a means to get what they want. They typically view interpersonal relationships as transactional opportunities to extract more value from people surrounding them, which can have a draining effect on those they interact with.

For example, one sign of a controlling person may be their insistence on “keeping score.” This can involve doing nice things for you with the ulterior motive of demanding something from you at a later date in exchange for what you thought was just an act of kindness or a friendly support.

Perhaps they shower you in praise (also known as “love-bombing”) or gifts then blow up at you if you don’t intuitively know they’re expecting something back from you. None of us are mind-readers, but controlling people behave as though everyone else should think and act like they want others to and those who fall out of line are punished for failing to meet their impossible expectations.

A controlling person may also threaten to withhold support if you don’t adhere to their demands, but they do so in such subtle ways that the guilt they impose blinds you from the unreasonable nature of their behaviors.

Some statements to be wary of include:

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  • “I did ___________ for you. What do you mean you can’t do ___________ for me?”
  • “Remember how I helped you with ___________? That took a lot of time and energy from me, but I guess you didn’t appreciate my help.”
  • “I always give you ___________. Don’t you care about my needs too?”
  • “You’re so selfish!” or “You don’t care about me at all!” (gaslighting if you respond with hesitation or politely decline their request for help for perfectly valid reasons, such as not having enough time or resources to assist them)

3. They Criticize Everything

One of the most common telltale signs of a controlling person is their capacity to criticize anything and everything, even small things that seemingly don’t matter. As with many toxic traits in relationships, these problems typically start out so small that you may not even notice. At first, you may even agree with their criticism or at least be able to understand their perspective when they bring up an issue.

However, the criticism tends to get more intense, more constant, and more perplexing for people who maintain relationships with controlling people. You’ll likely notice how they rarely seem to criticize something they do. It’s almost always other-oriented and these types of people are so manipulative that any rationale they offer can seem plausibly legitimate.

Some warning signs of a controlling person who’s overly critical to the point of abusiveness include:

  • Criticizing things about you that you have little to no control over (e.g., appearance, disability, family)
  • Criticizing your personal choices and interests, such as educational pursuits, career, clothing, favorite music, time spent on your hobbies, etc.
  • Punishing you for expressing vulnerability by invalidating thoughts and feelings you share with them
  • Attacking you whenever you express an opinion counter to theirs

4. They Balk When Someone Criticizes Them

We all know the adage, “what goes around, comes around.” But this statement doesn’t apply as much to toxic, controlling people. They’d much prefer to dish out criticism without ever having to take it in return.

For instance, if your friend constantly talks about your appearance with little regard for your emotions but flips out if you make just a single comment about their appearance, there’s a possibility that they could have some hidden controlling tendencies left unchecked. Remember, these people aren’t just controlling in their behaviors towards others. They’re also actively trying to stay in complete control over every aspect of their lives, which includes how others view them.

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This seemingly insatiable desire for control can prompt them to lash out against even the smallest bits of criticism, leaving people around them too weary or scared to speak up again in the future. While it’s possible they may suffer from something called rejection sensitivity dysphoria, this does not excuse them from the consequences of their words and actions. They should seek professional help to better manage their reactions to criticism.

5. They Socially Isolate You

Not all controlling people do this, but for manipulative narcissists, socially isolating victims is a go-to strategy for maintaining control because it’s effective at preventing people from truly understanding how toxic their partner, family member, or friend is treating them. Think of it this way—if you don’t talk to many other people in your life, there’s less of a risk that you’ll damage their reputation by revealing their abusive tendencies.

Socially isolating others also gives the person more control over you and your life as it becomes more difficult to break away from them if you don’t have other healthier channels of communication and interpersonal support to turn to.

This process doesn’t happen overnight, nor is it something you can readily recognize as abusive. At first, it may seem reasonable, such as asking you to stop engaging so often with family members with whom both of you disagree on major social or political issues. As the social isolation progresses, they may suggest cutting people out of your life—especially if they don’t like that person, regardless of how you personally feel—or even conjure up high-stakes problems like “it’s me or them” under the guise of saving you from people in your life whom they don’t like for whatever reason.

In a controlling person’s life narrative, they’re always the protagonist who’s incapable of any wrongdoing. The blame is always redirected at someone else, whether that’s you or other people in your life. The more they isolate you from other supportive people in your life, the more susceptible you’ll be to falsely believing that they’re right and you “don’t need” your other friends and family when you have someone as perfect as this person.

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6. They’re Emotionally Abusive

It’s hard enough to be in control of your own emotions but when someone else is constantly belittling you and your interests or leveraging guilt and shame to manipulate you into saying or doing what they want, this can make it even more challenging to stay in control of your own life and emotional well-being.

Emotional abuse is another sign of a controlling person that is often overlooked in relationships. After all, human personalities vary widely in terms of passivity, and it’s not uncommon for one person in a relationship to be significantly more passive than the other. This becomes an issue when the controlling partner or friend exudes signs of emotional abuse, which can start subtly and become much more pronounced over time.

Concerning signs of emotionally abusive language or behavior to watch out for include:

  • Dismissing your needs and/or belittling your interests in counterproductive ways
  • Privately or publicly shaming or humiliating you
  • Making you feel as though you can never live up to their expectations or do anything right (according to their own vague, subjective standards)
  • Gaslighting you into thinking they said or did something that never actually happened (making you question your own reality)

Final Thoughts

It’s sometimes hard to see the negative things about someone with whom we have a relationship. We may sometimes unconsciously overlook the signs of a controlling person, especially if that person is someone we have known for a long time or are close to us. However, cutting them off your life is the best thing you can do for yourself. Just watch out for these six signs of a controlling person and take immediate action when you spot them.

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