Appearance often has little to do with true inner beauty, and those who are genetically blessed with exceptional physical appearance frequently lack the inner beauty that radiates and intrigues. The deception that the appearance of someone may have is a common reason why serial killers get away with their crimes for so long. These individuals have a normal appearance and may even be considered attractive or charming. Those who look beyond outward appearances and see through to the inner individual will see the true person behind the mask. Someone who has a disfigured or plain appearance may be incredibly appealing in soul while the most beautiful people in the world on the outside may be selfish, shallow, and vain. Intelligent people understand that appearance is simply an outer shell and that it does not reflect the real individual.