n. the mental image that is formed from one's own physical characteristics and the functionality of these traits as being attractive or unattractive. For instance, there are some cultures which find a well-rounded figure to be more attractive. Also, some people may not be all-too-concerned about their figure yet they may be conscious about their hair - or their skin for that matter. See body image. Compare body concept.

BODY PERCEPT: "Body percept goes beyond the appearance of a physical trait, since it also examines how strong, healthy, and attractive that trait is."
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