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Why do some people believe a person cannot be smart and beautiful at the same time?


It is a stereotype shared among all the society: many people believe there are two type of other ones: - people smart but ugly (the "nerd" stereotype you can find in any movie and also in some parts of real life) - the beautiful man/woman (who is shown as everything but smart) My question is: why does this (stupid, in my opinion) stereotype is so common? How could have been so much successful? I know many people who are smart and really cool physically, so I cannot realize why such a stereotype still exists!

 

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    Alessio Ganci 13 months ago

    Yes, in fact is the stereotype which should be analyzed in order to know why it is so popular. I know some people who are really smart, but also go out on Saturday nights and care about their look. I know some nerds follow the stereotype, but not all

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    Alessio Ganci 13 months ago

    I know "The Big Bang Theory" TV series, and that is a good example! I also think "ugly" and "beauty" are personal views,even if also society puts some "aesthetic canons" shared by many people!

    Stereotypes are always a bad thing for me

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    Alessio Ganci 13 months ago

    This is a good observation, finding a smart and beauty person may lead to feeling inferior than him/her. In this case, feeding up a stereotype such as "beautiful OR smart" means trying to autoconvince something doesnt exist only because of fear.


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