What Beauty is?

We all tend to use beauty in our daily lives and the use of beauty can be found in nature, in art, in literature and in film. Beauty is widely defined as a subjective quality of things which makes those objects aesthetically pleasing to see. These objects could include sunsets, landscapes, beautiful humans and artistic works of art. Beauty, along with beauty and art, is perhaps the most significant topic of aesthetics, among the major branches of psychology. The word ‘personality’ is used here because it is a personality trait or rather a set of attitudes toward life that determines a person’s overall behavior.


According to Carl Jung, the concept of beauty has psychological significance and is an integral aspect of the human personality. According to Jung, the meaning of beauty was determined by the psychic link between the physical and spiritual realm. Beauty was then seen as the very basis of human psychology and the foundation of a set of beliefs and judgments (collective unconscious) that could govern one’s personality and destiny in life. Beauty also had an important role in the interpretation of dreams by many psychologists and social scientists in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century.

To some extent we may worry that we do not possess the true beauty. We may worry that we do not posses enough beauty or do not see beauty in enough situations or places. However, by recognizing the importance of beauty and its place in human psychology, we can make sure not to worry about its absence but instead concentrate on its presence. We can make sure to be quite sure that we are beautiful enough and this is something that everyone can strive for.