Empirical Research on the Definition of Beauty

Beauty is often defined as a subjective quality of things that makes these objects enjoyable to see. These objects come in the forms of natural objects like sunsets, landscapes, humans and artistic works of art. Beauty, along with beauty, is perhaps the most important theme of aesthetics, one of the most important branches of psychology. The word ‘psychology’ derives from the Greek word ‘psyche’ which means’mind’. Today many people consider psychology to be the study of how our thoughts and emotions influence the way we act and the decisions we make.’


According to the current trend the current definition of beauty includes inner beauty (the emotional and spiritual aspects of a person’s personality), outer beauty (the physical appearance) and character-expressionism theory. On the other hand, the current trend also considers modern beauty to be the sum of all the existing definitions of beauty. Modern beauty can be understood to be the sum of all existing definitions of beauty.

According to the character-expressionist theory a person is what he/she externally shows to the world. For example: A human being who is handsome may be very shy, soft and weak willed, sensitive and so on. According to the empirical research many people fall under the category of physical appearance. This is because physical appearance is directly related to the person’s personality.