Look at you, sitting there, kissing your biceps. No, no, it's OK. Don't be embarrassed. It turns out that most Americans think they're pretty hot stuff.
In an online survey of more than 26,000 people conducted by UCLA researchers, most people would rate themselves a 6 or 7 on a scale of one to 10
. (We always thought of a 6 as being on the low side, but they're calling it an above-average self-assessment. Does this thing work on a curve?)
The group with the highest confidence (those polled ranged in age from 18–75) were on the younger side; 28 percent of women and 30 percent of men under 30 rated themselves between an 8 and a 10.
Really?! Because according to these numbers, three out of every 10 guys we see on the train in the morning would have to be smoking hot, and that ain't happening, sadly.
Despite being pleased with their appearances, 62 percent of women feel pressured to have a "more attractive body." Well, at least you like your faces. A lot. Narcissists.