Why Physical beauty is so important for social success?

Jump to Last Post 1-10 of 10 discussions (10 posts)
  1. infodetective profile image61
    infodetectiveposted 7 years ago

    Why Physical beauty is so important for social success?

  2. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 7 years ago

    As much as we've tried to change it, the first impression is always based on physical appearance. It is what attracts people to us.
    Once we have a person's attention, personality and ability play in the mix. Then, when we've developed a following, reputation carries our power in social success. Of course, money can speed the whole process along!

  3. marwan asmar profile image78
    marwan asmarposted 7 years ago

    It is sad but social relations are always based on physical beauty, if you (female) looks good then her chances of 'getting on' is higher.

  4. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    Let's face it, we are all drawn to beauty, in nature, in material things and in people.

    But if we hang in there, we will find that there is a lot of beauty beneath the surface in many things--most of all people.  Nothing shines brighter than a confident, kind, man or woman with a sense of humor.  But without beauty, it might take a little longer to realize it.

  5. shogan profile image81
    shoganposted 7 years ago

    It depends on what you mean by social success.  if you mean romantic success, then of course, physical attractiveness is important.  If you're referring to being well-liked in general, I don't think it is; in fact, some of the most well-liked adults I've ever met would probably be considered average in looks.  Charisma is another issue altogether.

  6. Ranzi profile image82
    Ranziposted 7 years ago

    It depends what type of social success you're talking about. If it's a shallow type of success, with false recognition then perhaps beauty is important. But if your want to succeed on a soulful, spiritual level, based on your intellect and talent, than I truly believe that physical beauty is insignificant.

    In the end beauty fails, diminishes and leaves, and the most beautiful suffer the most with this loss. However, intelligence, ability and talent may stay with you forever.

  7. YouWontUpload.Com profile image60
    YouWontUpload.Composted 7 years ago

    Since eye contact is very important and is seen as "respectful or truthful" i would have to say the color of the eyes..i have the baby blues..they work for me smile

  8. TheBlondie profile image59
    TheBlondieposted 7 years ago

    It isn't just about how beautiful you are, its about how you present youself. If you were hiring, and there were two candidates- one who was dressed in a nice suit, combed hair, good skin, etc. and the other one was wearing stained sweats, looked like he just rolled out of bed- who would you hire? The well dressed one looks efficient and professional, and like he takes his responsibilities seriously. Just like romantic attraction, appearances are just the first thing you notice that draws you in and creates interest.

  9. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    I think the answer is "because too often we allow it to be the outcome".  Society does many things like beauty contest mixed with the immature popularity contests of high school leaving far to many to believe that physical beauty is a requirement for social success.  That is just not true.  Personality and many other factors over the course of a lifetime can be far more important than physical beauty.  Beauty fades but personality and goodness does not.  Many people who are physically beautiful are emotionally unstable and crying out inside for attention, for friendship, for a lot of things which they hide behind that facade.  Don't buy into the formula and you will not be a victim of it.  Let your inner-beauty as a person shine! WB

  10. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/12039383_f260.jpg

    Humans are attracted to those who are easy on the eyes. Attractive humans are viewed as more positive physically emotionally & psychologically than their less attractive counterparts.This begins in infancy. Infants who are deemed attractive are hugged & interacted with much more than less attractive infants Attractive children are seen as more intelligent by teachers; they are also more popular among their peers. 

    This attractiveness factor progresses to the adolescent years where looks are an instrumental component to social & dating life.  Studies have substantiated that attractive adolescents have more dates & belong to more social groups than their less attractive counterparts.  They are also more popular.

    In adulthood, attractive people are more likely to be hired into high visibility & upscale positions.  They are also more likely to be promoted more.  People who aren't deemed attractive oftentimes have a difficult time being hired although they may possess impeccable educational &/or work qualifications.  Corporations & company lean towards attractive people because they having drawing power which translates into more & higher rates of profitability.  In other words, attractiveness = assets whereas unattractiveness= liabilities.

    In terms of relationships, attractive people have more dating &/or mating opportunities than those who are less attractiveness.  Attractive people call the shots in terms of relationships so to speak.  Less attractive people do not have as wide a playing field as far as relationships goes.  They cannot be as choosy in terms of relationships like the attractive person can be.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)