Emotional/Psychological effects of scarring in Scar treatments Posted July 16, 2016 · Edited July 16, 2016 by IchhasseAkne 15 hours ago, snarkygirl said: Theres an explanation for this, in our primal non rational brain, we avoid those with disabilities or disease because in nature, it coulkd be fatal to interact with a sick individual. Supposefly thats part of the halo effect, attractive= good. So they probably don't realize they are doing it. Not that it makes it any less hurtful. .Plus, people need to realize almost none of the celebrities look like their personas without whole teams of people doing hair extensions, make up, chefs/ personal trainers etc. Fake people like the Housewives and Kardashian have had every type of plastic surgery, laser, electrolysis, spa treatment and on top of that, airbrushing. Anybody can appear to look good if you have endless funds. Yes, the Halo Effect. I read and post a lot on reddit and there are many threads and subs where this is discussed... That so much of life is affected by it is the strongest evidence that humans are just simply smarter animals... Animals have no other way of choosing mates other than looks... If everyone was really created "equal" in God's image, then why do humans place so much emphasis on what the outside looks like? If anything, my acne scarring getting worse in the past few years has made me more empathetic for people who don't fit societal beauty norms: whether due to skin conditions, bone structure (i.e. a woman with a very masculine face), accidents such as burns, malice (acid attack victims), etc. It is very hard to come to terms with how much better good looking men and women are treated by people.