Why are attractive people more successful?

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  1. Ruchira profile image74
    Ruchiraposted 10 years ago

    Why are attractive people more successful?

  2. PaulPd0 profile image78
    PaulPd0posted 10 years ago

    Humans in general seem to treat things differently depending on how they look. The way you might enjoy the presence of a butterfly but kill a spider or roach on sight is the same way in which attractive individuals are treated better in general.

    If you look at it from a business owner's standpoint, having attractive people working for you will consciously or sub-consciously add some positive feeling to the people who visit your store.

    Studies on babies have shown that they will be more likely to go to an attractive individual than their own parents who have been deemed "ugly" by the general standards. Pretty strange concept, but nonetheless it seems to exist.

  3. ArtAsLife profile image59
    ArtAsLifeposted 10 years ago

    First of all i completely disagree, Look at Rosie O Donnel.. if you can:)
    haha in all reality, if an attractive person is successful i would think its because with attraction, and beauty comes gifts and praise. Also a sense of Intimidation and self worth. If your told your attractive every day, and people hold doors open for you, buy you things, and you normally have a romantic person to lean on, life is just easier. Also as an attractive person your self esteem is always on the rise, if people are infatuated with you, they wont question you, they will let you have what you want with minimal effort.

    I believe another reason is less attractive people are intimidated by the success and instead of confronting them, they step down and let them have success.
    Might write a hub on this soon!big_smile

  4. ShaneMorris profile image61
    ShaneMorrisposted 10 years ago

    I think if we broke the sentence down into semantics we could wonder if you're asking if attractive people are more successful, or, if attractive people are successful more often. There are several 'unattractive' people that are famous, hundreds throughout time, or more - but I think it's safe to say that vanity run the billboards in 2011. It's sad, but I hate to say  that sex sells and to many - looks are everything. This isn't always true of course, but I'm just focusing on mainstream society as a whole in current times

  5. Monisajda profile image61
    Monisajdaposted 10 years ago

    Because they tend to have higher self-esteem, they don't view themselves as less worthy or able as some less attractive people do. Generally, our culture conditions people to believe that physical beauty is a ticket to better life. Look at all these commercials on TV that portray happy smiling nice looking 30 year olds in their new expensive cars, buying fine things because they "deserve" it.

  6. selfdefenselesson profile image60
    selfdefenselessonposted 10 years ago

    Because these people have what I call a lifetime of entitlement. From an early age they feel deserving of success. So they are very comfortable and go for what they want very easily.

  7. renegadetory profile image93
    renegadetoryposted 10 years ago

    Because whether we want to admit it or not, we do make assumptions about people based on their appearance.

    Society seems to naturally think that attractive people are more intelligent, more successful, and more capable.  I believe there are statistics out there that show that attractive people are also paid more... strange, but unfortunately true in some instances.  Don't even get me started about why men are paid more for the same job as a woman! ;-)

  8. rikabothra profile image60
    rikabothraposted 10 years ago

    I think the underlying question here is, what makes these people attractive to others? While it may be true that attractive people may be given more preference over others, but on the other hand, being attractive means a lot of things. It just does not mean you look good or dress well, you can attract people with your personality.
    An attractive personality gives others more faith and confidence in that particular person. Hence, at times this could be the reason that these people are more successful. I also strongly believe that if one starts feeling that she/he is attractive (both inside and outside) you convey these feeling to others around you as well!

  9. LittlePayday profile image61
    LittlePaydayposted 10 years ago

    This is a complaint often uttered by people with little confidence in themselves. First of all, what is "attractive" varies from person to person, based off their personal preferences - so generalizing is not going to help answer this question.
    Also, like one commenter mentioned...look at Rosie O Donnell...now I will not bash her for not looking like a supermodel, but I will say that "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder."
    Whether or not you are successful in life depends on the limitations that you set for yourself. If you are in the mindset that what you consider "attractive" people are "better" or predetermined to be successful due to their appearance then you are setting yourself up for failure. YOU are attractive, as soon as you believe that you will earn success in whatever you choose to work for.

  10. edhan profile image39
    edhanposted 10 years ago

    It is the positive minded and confident in oneself that makes a person successful.

    So, that is why we always have the impression of attractive people are more successful. Once you are positive minded person, you will raise your confidence in doing things so naturally, you will be more successful.

    In conclusion, if everyone of us can be positive minded with confident in ourselves then we too can be more successful than those who are not.

    Now it is time we be positive in our lives and live a successful lives for ourselves.


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