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What makes anything cute?

Anything that looks like an infant with big eyes, little button nose, a "baby face"?

Anything that's whimsical, magical, reminds you of innocent childhood when and whereby anything's possible? (What about cute random stuff like trinklets, garden furniture, tea sets, and pieces of clothing "Wow that's a CUTE DRESS" could someone explain that one to me?)

Anyways here's Nico from Love Live, who is kawaii-moe

Posted 4/18/15
Funny thing i was having a similar discussion with a friend of mine about why we tend to like the things we do.

Chemicals in the brain, hormones, geometry of the fact and body, hair color, eye color, how they act ect ect are all influences on how we like something.

I imagine it's along the same lines as cool, or badass, it's just a description of how we label something we like.
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Its entirely subjective but it should e noted that studies have shown that cuteness is what inspires caregiving to children in parents.
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Nishizumi wrote:

I imagine it's along the same lines as cool, or badass, it's just a description of how we label something we like.


I see. That solves the mystery of the cute dress.
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If it looks helpless, easy to wound, stuff like that, it makes it cute. It also has to do with association. Rats with no hair are generally seen as ugly since we usually associate rats w/ hair.

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Definition of cute

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Bangs, that's a big one for me.

And covering their mouth when they laugh, which seems natural but is kind of endearing in a weird sort of way.
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This.

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I think it's a hormonal reaction in the brain. Just as when you find a human "attractive" -- it's caused by a hormonal response. For some reason, that "look" is what your mind processes as "attractive" or "cute."

It can be said that there are some underlying features that are generally accepted as cute: fluffy things, pink things, baby-like faces, pretty shiny things. These are mostly related, as megahobbit said above, to parenthood. They're to make you protect your children. They also can be helpful in finding a mate, if your brain registers "cute" and "attractive" as in the same chart. It's your brain's way of giving you a good-reaction towards things that would be beneficial to the species' continued existence. It's almost like the same way sugar tastes fantastic: it's a good energy source to survive off of, so your brain makes you like it.

That said, there are people in the world who will never find another human "attractive." There are also people who have a hard time understanding "cute." And there are those who would define "cute" as a person drenched in blood, rather than roses and tea cups. So it varies, and is really subjective. Once again, it's kind of like food. You might find thai food spicy, but someone else might not.

(psychological-rant-without-any-factual-basis-to-back-it-up over.)

But in the end, we're on crunchyroll, and let's be honest. We're here for the chibi kawaii-desu <3
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RedExodus wrote:

If it looks helpless, easy to wound, stuff like that, it makes it cute. It also has to do with association. Rats with no hair are generally seen as ugly since we usually associate rats w/ hair.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0zConOPZ8Y


Damn, you beat me to it!
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Anything involving praying mantises. Totes adorable!

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