People are more likely to notice a beautiful person, to offer help to a beautiful person, and to trust a beautiful person (Morrison). Therefore, by assigning beautiful people more worth, society awards them more power. There is little more valuable to people nowadays than power; it is associated with superiority and success. Beautiful people are thus valued even more so because they are seen as more powerful individuals. The correlation of beauty with power is embedded in our cultural belief system, but the reasoning behind it is flawed.
Attractive people are able to have many advantages and positive outcomes, such as having more popularity, greater confidence, more dating opportunities, more promotional chances, and higher salaries (Patel, Utpal, and Rebecca, par.4). Being attractive is important nowadays because it affects people’s interpersonal relationships and workplace experiences. First of all, attractive people are more likely to have better relationships in societies. The author of the article “Women’s Beauty: Put Down or Power Source?” mentions that “beauty is a form of power (Sontag 94),” which is true, especially in building relationships. To have good social and interpersonal interactions, the essential factor is physical attractiveness (Patel, Utpal, and Rebecca, par.1).
Attractive people have more friends, more dates (Feingold, 1992) and they are more persuasive than people who are not attractive because they have characteristics that can let them get more effective communications (Chaiken, S. ,1979). Physical attractiveness can bring positive outcomes to a person in finding job and work such as making more money (Roszell, Kennedy, & Grabb, 1989). Compare to unattractive people, good-looking people was evaluated more positively and was being hired much easily (Bardack, N. R., & McAndrew, F. T. ,1985). When job application was mediocre, physically attractive people in experimental group was being weighted much heavily than control group which applications have no photograph (Watkins, L. M., & Johnston, L. ,2000). For salary, beautiful people can earn more money than average look people and average look people earn more than plain people.
Physical attractiveness is everything in this day and age. Possessing attractive physical traits will make your life a lot easier in most ways compared with those who do not possess such traits. People perceive physically attractive people as smarter, more successful, more sociable, more dominant, sexually warmer, mentally healthier and higher in self- esteem than their physically unattractive counterparts. The natural tendency to ascribe all sorts of positive traits to beautiful people also means that they are given more breaks in life. Physical attractiveness in the workplace is a huge advantage according to various studies.
The appearance is also the same effect on the career. People with good looking feel confidence and are easy to impress others. In fact, the good appearance provides more change. They would gain more attention. The social relationships and cooperation would be better because appearance is the appearance to convince others.
Andryanna Sheppard Moffatt BIOL 330: Human Sexuality 9 April 2014 Rewarding for Beauty There is no surprise that people who are considered to be generally and overall more attractive, pretty, beautiful or just plain hot get better treatment or opportunities than those who are less attractive, pretty, handsome, hot, etc. in comparison. Although there is the saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” humans tend to subconsciously reward these people for their amazing facial features. Not only does the human brain want to physically reward these attractive people but it also wants to reward itself for simply looking at the attractive person. When one sees someone that is, in one’s mind, extremely attractive, they want to continue to look at the attractive person, face, body, etc.
Even though the old adage, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” remains somewhat true, more overt signs of attractiveness as defined by society positively affects people’s abilities to attract a mate, have healthy platonic relationships, and have rewarding careers. Attractive people are admitted to academic programs more than non-attractive people (Johnson et al. 302). Even in court, attractive people receive less harsh judgments (Johnson et al. 302).
Media plays a big role when it comes to body image because the media shows off these idealistic bodies that males and females should have. Someone who has a positive body image of themselves is someone who feels good with the the body that their in. They may have little problems with their body but for the most part they are hyappy with what the have and feel fine about it. Someone who has a negative body image of themselves does not like the way they look because they think they might be to small or maybe to big etc. Body image isn’t always permanent as you grow older and develop new things your body image can change.
suggested that this was because masculine men were assumed to be unwilling to invest time and resources into a family, but might invest a lot into highly attractive women. While physical traits are important, such as symmetry or masculinity-femininity, social cues also play an important role in attractiveness. Our expression, and where we look, can communicate our emotional state, and effect how attractive others perceive us to be. When somebody smiles, we understand that they are happy, and where they look is the center of their attention. Brain imaging has allowed researchers to gather information about which part of the brain is stimulated when processing attractive and unattractive faces.
Men often are better at spatial relationships than women. These two are needed for the psychological sexuality goal: making a love relationship. Femininity can be defined by such feminine traits as being soft, nurturing, intuitive, accepting and empathetic. Being stoic, analytical and public are traits generally associated with masculinity. Hence, from the previous definitions we can say that a “man” is a psychologically masculine person.