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05/23/2014 06:33 pm ET | Updated May 28, 2014

Touching Mirror Experiment Proves Strangers Actually Think You're All Kinds Of Awesome

Mirrors are devious, lying fixtures that should never be trusted to give an honest opinion.

That's the general takeaway from "What Do Strangers Think Of You?", a BuzzFeed video that set individuals in front of a mirror, then asked them to honestly describe themselves. At the same time, and unbeknownst to them, strangers in another room were asked to offer their opinions of the individual.

As is often the case, the people judging themselves were their harshest critics. Even more surprising: What they described as a "flaw" either went unnoticed by the stranger, or was perceived as a strength.

The video is reminiscent of the Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" campaign, which used a similar tactic to promote the tagline, "You are more beautiful than you think."

Watch the uplifting video, above.

h/t Good News Network

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