Mind and Body
Yes, it is all personal perception... which is impacted, in my opinion, upon the existance of emotions. Emotions set us apart from being purely rational and logical thinking. Emotions have a way of weaving its way into the thought process which has an influence about how one feels about one self. This emotional perception of one's self influenced with emotions is also impacted with external influences upon emotions.. such as body image. The media and the social system, which includes magazine, movies and public figures has an influence how one views what is acceptable and what is not.