What do you think of when it comes to beauty?  A pretty face, perfectly groomed, hair makeup.

The definition of ‘beauty’ is much more inclusive... having inner confidence, always being honest – and knowing when others need a shoulder to cry on. Surprised?

What defines "inner beauty"?

Eight in 10 women said it was really important for them to be considered a ‘beautiful person’ on the inside as well as the outside.

Being confident enough to leave the house without make-up and being prepared to admit when you’ve made a mistake also makes a human being ‘beautiful’.

Would you be surprised to know that our definition of beauty changes as we get older – what was considered beautiful in our 20s may not be the same as our 40s and women today are more apt to be empowered by their age and accumulated experience.

Having confidence in yourself and being healthy and fit also featured highly in the list.

Other signs of beauty include laughing all the time, simply being happy and accepting that your body is always changing.

Read more about the Top Signs of real beauty here.

(VIVA)