How do you compare, and whom do you compare yourself with?
Do you make upward as well as downward comparisons with other women? In other
words, do you choose to compare yourself with women who you feel are superior
to you in body shape and in looks? Or do you choose women who you see as
inferior to you in body shape and in looks?
You may not realize it, but comparing yourself upward to
someone superior might indicate you want to improve yourself. Making a downward
comparison, on the other hand, might be your way of protecting your self-image
or a way to feel satisfied with yourself, your shape and weight, and your