Beauty is in the eye of the beholder we call bullshit but it is scientifically proven that attractive people are more successful in life and today we're going to unpack 5 unfair advantages attractive people have.
1. Physically Attractive People Are More Employable
It’s a reality that beautiful people are hired more often than unattractive people and yes it's totally unfair if you're not in the pretty box but good-looking. People are an asset to a company; they enhance the company's image and make the company look good. There are major biases during the hiring process and it's called lookism. Harvard business review adds that physically attractive individuals are more likely to be interviewed for jobs and hired and they're more likely to advance rapidly in their careers through frequent promotions and they earn higher wages than unattractive individuals.
2. Beautiful People Are Happier
Now we're not saying that being beautiful doesn't come with challenges because there are plenty. People are often jealous of you or want to be your friend with the hope of possibly sleeping with you. People also don't believe you worked hard for anything and you were given everything on a silver platter because you're beautiful. Economists at the University of Texas at Austin provided research on whether beautiful people were indeed happier and this is their findings; good-looking people are generally happier than their plain-looking or unattractive counterparts largely because of the higher salaries, other economic benefits and more successful spouses that come with beauty.
3. They're More Confident
The American psychological association studied the link between attractive people and their perceived ability to have better personalities and mental abilities. Their findings revealed the correlational literature indicated generally; trivial relationships between physical attractiveness and measures of personality and mental ability. However, luxurious, they do add that good-looking people were less lonely, less socially anxious, more popular, more socially skilled and more sexually experienced than unattractive people were. Forbes brings forward another angle that by the time cute children become good-looking adults, their confidence levels are so high, thanks to years of bias based on their looks.
4. Attractive Teachers Have Better Success with Their Students
We've all had that teacher that we crushed on so badly and we would have worked so hard to ensure that teacher took notice of us or gave us some praise. These good-looking teachers are a positive influence on their students for starters. You can't help but look at their beautiful faces so you're not so easily distracted and then of course you're just going to want to excel so you can hear their magic words “well done, I’m so proud of you.”
5. They Earn More Money but How Much More
Smithsonian magazine also reflected on the words of Hamer Mesh and spoke about the wage gap between attractive people and those who are not so attractive. They said that attractive men earned on average 13 more than unattractive men. It further adds that attractive women don't always out earn their less attractive counterparts but make up for it by marrying into a wealthier family dynamic in real estate, good-looking agents make far more money than not-so-good-looking ones.
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