"And there is as much difference between us and ourselves as between us and others."- Montaigne
Here is the video I was talking about today in class. Dove did a experiment where they had men and women describe themselves to a forensic artist who drew what they described without ever seeing them. Then they had another person come in and describe the first person to him as well.
I think Montaigne meant that the way we see ourselves is often very different from the way others see us. What Dove found in the experiment was the men and women described themselves in a much more negative way than how others described them. Even if that does not hold true in all cases, it does demonstrate the differences in how we see ourselves vs. how others see us.
Beware: This video is a bit cheese-tastic.