This strong stereotype, which powerfully influences each person’s concept of beauty, causes people to believe a beautiful person is more successful and superior. Dr. Herron states that “the ‘Beauty = Power’ formula is deeply entrenched in our psyches” (Herron 109). To be sure, beauty is a capital power which can determine and improve one’s life (Bennett, par. 1) since it can influence the clubs they join, the friendships they make, the people they marry, the jobs people get, and the salaries they earn (Berry 3). 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).
The social relationships and cooperation would be better because appearance is the appearance to convince others. In conclusion, it is sensible for people to concern about outward appearance. The physical beauty has irresistible force to human and science and technology attempt to make people become beautiful person they desire. There is a closed relation between the outward appearance and the promotion. Although the appearance provides many chances, there are other factors need to be concern, like responsibility and
A puzzling question due to our society constantly telling us how we need to look and be perceived as in order to not be “the beast” and more of “the beauty”. IS BEAUTIFUL ALWAYS GOOD? IMPLICIT BENEFITS OF FACIAL ATTRACTIVENESS by Van Leeuwen and Macrae have conducted a study that discusses the implications of attractiveness and whether we associate that with positive or negative words. 20 women and 16 men from Dartmouth College were presented with a number of words and a picture of an attractive or unattractive person in the background. Researchers found out that attractive faces triggered a positive reaction which proved to them the stereotypic social perception that “beautiful is good”.
Does Physical Attractiveness Play a Part of Being Successful? Some people may have the interpretation that physical attraction determines how successful you are. Along with that, others discriminate in favor of attractive people. What characteristics and how does physical attraction determine success in life? The two articles, “What is Beautiful is Good” and “I’m Successful Because I’m Beautiful” both explain the connections of physical attraction and success and also share several studies of characteristics of physical attraction and the certain aspects to why and how they matter.
This paper explores my own theory that having a partner makes one view themselves through positive illusions and ultimately has higher self-confidence. Such a hypothesis was detected through the idea that people view both their partners and themselves as more attractive than others see them. This can be both self limiting and an advantage for relationship and self worth. It has been found that people like others who they can find themselves in, which would make it important, if such is the case, that people positively view themselves. Time plays an effect on the outcome of positive illusions to show that long term effects may differ from short term effects.
For example, Navy sailors who were rated as highly attractive in compa... ... middle of paper ... ...gular study of the con of being physically appeasing, in this case, the “beauty is beastly effect”, it is quite obvious that the benefits far outweigh the negatives. In conclusion 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. Possessing physically attractive traits can help in many ways, including influencing how others perceive you, first impressions, social acceptance, assumptions of competence within the workplace, climbing the ladder within a company and receiving less or lighter punishment within the judicial system. If one possesses traits that are deemed to be attractive it is almost guaranteed that one will have a much easier life than those who are not considered to be physically attractive.
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).
27 Oct. 2013. Summary: Research in this are suggests that the beholder of beauty sees his / her in the face they are observing. This means that in order to find another person attractive we must see a resemblance of ourselves in them. The studies suggest that another person, symmetrical in appearance, averagely proportionate, and of moderate relation will be considered attractive to the on looker. This is what they called “homogamy” people who are similar are attracted to one another, more so than non-similar people.
As a consequence, it is much easier for attractive people to succeed in life because they are awarded more worth as individuals. How can beautiful people be “better” people when beauty is nothing more than a phenotypical sequence of genes? An aesthetically pleasing appearance shouldn’t be a cause for society to value that person over another. It does though, especially in contemporary society. People are more likely to notice a beautiful person, to offer help to a beautiful person, and to trust a beautiful person (Morrison).
While physical appearance and attractiveness is a life advantage and has a fundamental significance in interpersonal attraction, it is not the most important factor. People can be found physically attractive for reasons such as face-symmetry, good health and characteristic of high fertility as mentioned earlier. Positively we tend to perceive physically attractive people are kinder, more competent and of a higher class or importance. Negatively we may find them intimidating, materialistic or ego-centric (lecture slides). We generally choose partners of the same “level” of physical attraction to us and sometimes who even look similar to