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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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