TOEFL Essay Topic 54 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? One should never judge a person by external appearances. Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
One should never judge a person by external appearances
Some people may argue that one should never judge a person by external appearances.
However, I personally disagree with the argument for two reasons. I want to explain the detail of the reasons in the following paragraphs.
First and foremost, external appearances tell us about the person’s character well. I think external appearances are the good resources to consider the persons’ internal character or property. From external appearances like clothing or facial expression, we can get a lot of information about their traits. For example, a person who is always smiling will be simply regarded as a generous man. On the other hand, a person who never smiles to their coworkers will be considered as an obstinate man. From this example, we can state that external appearances can fairly describe a person’s internal character. This kind of view is based on our traditional belief. Although It may be true that we should not rely on only external appearances to judge people, it is clear that appearances can be a strong tool to think of their characters.
Secondly, I personally think a person with good external appearances is a competent person. Those who have good external appearances take cafe of themselves in that how they are looked such as their facial expressions, the way of greeting and the way of making up. People who take cafe of themselves are competent in many fields because they know how they can be seen attractive or powerful from others. Furthermore, people with good external looks can make a good first impression, and the first impression is very important to construct a reliable relationship with others. According to the article I read recently, a good external look is a key to building a trustful relationship. In order to build a good relationship with others, making a good first impression by a good appearance is significantly important. The article says that it is not overstated that good first impression decides most of their relationship.
In conclusion, in my personal opinion, we should judge a person by their external looks. We can obtain a lot of information from their external looks and a person with good external appearances is usually a competent person.