A Beautiful Healthy Smile Equals A Healthy Confidence
Your Smile Can Be Your Largest Social Asset
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry almost every adult believes that a smile is a very important social asset. In fact, over 96% of adults believe that a beautiful smile makes a person more appealing to the opposite sex. This means that you increase your chances of a healthy romantic relationship simply by having a smile you’re proud of. The more high quality relationships you have in your life, the more your confidence will grow.
In fact, over 36% of people believe they would have a better love and social life if they had a more beautiful smile. Bad teeth was listed as one of the largest turn-offs for both men and women. Several women also reported that bad teeth are a bigger turn off than a receding hairline. After all, it’s hard to start a relationship if you’re afraid to smile.
Not Smiling Can Actually Hurt Your Career Success
When you smile at another person, the physical action releases endorphins in your brain. Endorphins are called nature’s “happy drug.” They make you feel happy and raise your self-esteem. When you smile, you feel and act in a more personable way to everyone around you and exude a feeling of positive attitude. The most popular and influential people in most situations are people who genuinely smile at others when they meet them and greet them.
Over 3/4 of adults believe that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chance for career success. Since a lot of your career success hinges on your ability to develop relationships and impress people, your smile (or lack thereof) could be greatly hindering your chances of reaching the heights you know you’re capable of.
Smiling is one of the techniques used to promote cooperation in the workplace. And the ability to encourage cooperation amongst teammates is an important leadership quality of business leaders in the 21st century. You’ll often see the most charismatic and confident people tend to rise to the top of their chosen careers. One of the biggest reasons this occurs is because they are not afraid. If you’re holding back or hiding your smile for fear of judgement this gets communicated subconsciously to those who could potentially help you succeed.
To succeed on your career path, you first have to believe and have confidence in yourself. A smile you’re proud of can go a long way in this department.
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