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Q: Why some Chinese girls give so much importance to their external beauty,rather then their character?

In my office i used to see in cabins where chinese girls sit ,for sure there will be a mirror.In a day they will look into it nearly 50 to 60 times,I am the IT Dept head ,Whenever I cross a girl's cabin ,they will minimise all the windows in computer,even if it dosent matter anything to me and used to act as if they are busy in a work.I have been surprised many a times thinking  why this people are not so outspoken to each other? when we give a work ,which can be finished within one hour ,they will drag it to four or five hours and when its 6 'o' clock ,they will just leave the office ,without updating any one .They are not interested in having a social relation with co-workers,just like human machines,they are always concerned about they dress code,hair straightening ,facial etc...

9 years 15 weeks ago in  Culture - Guangzhou

 
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Because like fruit it is what the consumer wants and the image that the media projects. If their personality was more important to the majority of men then that would be what they would work on. This is not only a trait of Chinese women but it is far more prevelant in China than in Western countries

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It's because society only cares about appearance is all aspects.  Your business can be corrupt and cheat its customers as long as it looks good. It's become a negative side effect from the importance of "face." 

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Because external beauty is visible, and also they dress to maximize their "good points".  It is like advertising, must have an impact in order to catch a husband wwith a good financial situation, and better their lives.
It is like the wrapping on a gift box, can be beautiful to look at, but bears no relation to the contents inside, which to me at least, are even more important.
What mother nature gives us at birth, father time takes away as you grow older.  External beauty will fade, internal beauty will never fade.

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Why do women pay more attention to their appearance than improving their minds?

Because most men are stupid, but few are blind.

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well I could say if you don't have it in one place then you should show it off in others. The fact is man get stupid when they see sexy, and then they only see sexy and hear sexy and listen to sexy. It is like all their brain fall out and their tongue hangs out and their eyes bug out, so the girls who look good and know it are maybe smarter then you think.

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9 years 15 weeks ago

Come on thumbs down everything I say. rnrnPlease I like it thumbs down some more.

 
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I don't think having pride in appearance is a bad thing, It's worse running around looking like a hag. This is something that can be made better. Personality, either you have it or you don't and anyone can improve it,, but who really does.Chinese women seem to really bloom with some makeup.
I think women that aren't overly narcissistic have a better personality due to being good looking. I think they just have an easier time. Everyones nice to them.

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9 years 14 weeks ago
 
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Because they want a husband so they don't have to work anymore.  I am pretty sure their parents never tought them about work ethic, but drilled into them from an early age how important it is to get married before 25.
Nobody works hard in China unless they own their own business.

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9 years 14 weeks ago
 
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Because beautiful appearance would given more chances and ,i think a good appearance is a way to show respects to others

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9 years 13 weeks ago
 
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Is it really so different from the West?  In the States, women keep the economy going with clothes purchases, make-up purchases, beauty enhancements, etc., etc.  Did you ever hear the expression "clothes horse"?

In the city where I came, women prided themselves very often on the ability to outshine and outlook the other women, but of course, in an understated non-garish way.  How many times did I hear "she puts her money on her back and I put my money in the bank?"  Please, I hate to say it, but perhaps it's a lady thing.

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They have good look is good. Hope that they do job well is better.

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Why are these questions always about women? Does this mean men don't care about their appearance (I know several men who spend more than most women on their appearance)? And why are men complaining about it? How many of you would actually pay any attention to a woman who didn't look good?

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External beauty is really important. I don't think you want to work with the ones who don't care about their appearance at all.
It's women's nature, spending time in front of the mirror everyday, while she could still hardworking. I work until 1AM before my project go live, then I spend a lot of time for facial and massage later, just want to take care of myself.

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when guys stop looking to the girls with nice appearance, girls will not care about it that much... but some girls like to dress themselves up because they love themselves.. nothing to do with any creature or culture in this world...

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Please donot blame man for liking  beautiful women and as an explaination for those women's behavior .  it's nature that we all like beautiful things , the only reason that those girls are not mature and they do not have a good goal in their life , they  feel empty and have nothing to do .

for me ,i keep beautiful and pay attention to my appearance for nobody but myself , becuase it makes me confident and good , and surely i will also enjoy my job and focus  on my work when i am in working time ...and i think i looks much more beautiful when i have my work well done .

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Why do some women not?

Full circle

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There is nothing wrong with following a dress code and taking care of facial and hair straightening. You would think that trying to improve one's appearance to make the company look good would be praised here. You never heard of the phrase: 'Wash your face and comb your Hair"? 

And the reason why they may drag their work for 4 hours instead of finishing it in 1 hour is probably because people don't like work! Just like people don't like going to school, but they have to. What they really need is someone to motivate them and not keep it secret. 

I understand you coming here to find answers and all, but if you haven't tried finding the answer for yourself you could have dragged this whole issue for days when it could have been accomplished in one day!

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Ummm, how about because everything in China is superficial. Let's look at it a different way, they smile to your face and stick a knife in your back, they say honest but it's immediately a lie, so why not at least look good while your ripping people off.

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Women are women the world around, no matter where you travel you will find this type of girl, of course not all women are like this I'm just generalizing that in every country they have the girls that only care about outer beauty.

 

Indonesia is a prime example, a muslim country but beauty is important. Like China they think white skin is a must and will cake their face in make-up to look white to the point where there is a very visable line between their face (white make-up) and their neck (natural brown skin).

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You can't see character so they think they don't need it.

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Like everything here, it's all about appearence, not substance. 

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because the moment you will reach to their character from external beauty..you will be already robbed.

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Where are the ladies portrayed on Chinese television during Chinas dynasty days? They are gentle and loving and beautiful with big black eyes and long wonderful dark hair.

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Cheemo, this ain't a problem unique to Chinese girls. 

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Because guys like China dolls, they don't care what is inside.

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Sudhakaran, I found that they do relate to each other. The office i was in they were all relatively young and they chatted and had lunch together and even invited me even though I was working in a slightly different department from them. Isnt the mirror gazing universal. All women do that. Admittedly maybe it is more so in the East. 

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