Scientists have a message for you: You're more attractive, respected, and popular than you think. Here are the facts: First: Next time you look in the mirror, know that you're more attractive than you think. One study found that other people see you as 20% more attractive than you do. Researchers explain that's because when you see yourself, all you see is your appearance, pimples, wrinkles and all. But when others look at you, they see your personality, intelligence, and sense of humor -factors that make up a significant part of your overall beauty. Another scientifically proven fact: You're more respected than you realize. When researchers at the University of Mexico asked women to rate their job performance, they rated themselves 11% lower than their bosses and co-workers did, especially when it came to traits like trustworthiness, teamwork, and leadership ability. You also have more friends than you think. Studies found that people underestimated the number of friends they had, and overestimated how many friends other people had. And the final scientifically-proven fact about yourself: You're smarter than you think. An analysis of more than 30 international studies confirms that the average person undervalues their IQ by at least 5 points.