Is that true that people are treated differently based on they look?

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  1. TarekMamdouh profile image73
    TarekMamdouhposted 12 years ago

    Is that true that people are treated differently based on they look?

  2. Sue St. Clair profile image66
    Sue St. Clairposted 12 years ago

    It is true that the attribute of 'physical attractiveness' has been found to be critical in how people are treated. Researchers have also found that the differences in how others are treated based on physical attractiveness begins when they are toddlers. The old expression that it "all begins in the nursery" is very true when it comes to physical attractiveness and the differences associated with it.  Those differences begin early and continues through life both in terms of how they are treated and who associates with them. The attractive people tend to prefer associating with the attractive people, and vice-versa. 

    With physical attractiveness being a determinant in how people are treated starting early in life, it is true that people are treated differently based on how they look.

  3. anupma profile image67
    anupmaposted 12 years ago

    Sometimes or till we don't know about their book value. Actually every thing has face value and book value. Till we are unknown book value, we appreciate face value. But real value is decided by only book value.
    As a good heart is always appreciated than a good face.

  4. jellygator profile image88
    jellygatorposted 12 years ago

    Absolutely. I stopped wearing makeup for a year when my ex was overseas. I'd always been a hit or miss when it comes to makeup - if I have time and feel like wearing it, I will, and otherwise I won't. I didn't especially notice a difference when I stopped wearing it altogether. But when he was getting ready to come back, and I started wearing it again, suddenly people seemed so much friendlier.

    I started experimenting with it with my husband just to see, and he noticed that people strike up conversations more and smile more when I'm wearing makeup. When I'm not, I can get out, do my business, and come home without distractions, but if I've gotten made up, it will take longer and I'm likely to make new acquaintances.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That's interesting and I'm glad to see your experiences here.

  5. nochance profile image85
    nochanceposted 12 years ago

    Judging people by how they look is a survival instinct. If you see a big muscled guy coming at you down a dark street it's going to be scarier than an old man or a skinny 20-something.

    It would be nice if we could live in a society where everyone was judged by their personality rather than their looks, unfortunately we are not all blind and we simply don't have the time to get an in depth look at everyone we meet.

  6. brewskitimeguy profile image60
    brewskitimeguyposted 12 years ago

    In a perfect in the real world...yes...that is until you get to see the fact the the real beauty runs deep in the soul and not on the surface

  7. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 12 years ago

    Unfortunately, Several studies have been done on this subject and Better looking people do get treated better. Sad.

  8. drmiddlebrook profile image91
    drmiddlebrookposted 12 years ago

    Unfortunately, I believe the answer to this question is "yes." I have seen it played out in a lot of different areas of life, from kids picking team members on the playground at school, to adults choosing "work friends" in the business arena, to people applying for and getting jobs at companies where I've worked, to people trying to get into posh night clubs. Looks have definitely played a role, and those with the looks that people like usually are treated better. On several occasions, however, I have seen someone's "good looks" work against them. Once, I know for sure a young woman was not hired for a job because those interviewing her felt she was "too pretty." They felt she might either cause distraction in the workplace just because of her looks, or that she might be too self-involved to do the job. They judged her based solely on her looks.

  9. whonunuwho profile image51
    whonunuwhoposted 12 years ago

    Unfortunately, it is a true thing about appearances that affect how we are perceived. It is, indeed, the wise one who sees beyond outward appearances and into the inner beings, where such beauty is beyond description, often times.

  10. Deborah-Diane profile image82
    Deborah-Dianeposted 12 years ago

    Yes, there is no question that people are treated differently based on the way they look.  Consider anyone who is overweight, elderly or who dresses unusually.  They are often treated as being less capable or intelligent than people who are young, thin and hip. Did you know that in presidential elections the taller candidate tends to win the most often?  We make subtle decisions about people based on very little real information.

  11. krsharp05 profile image72
    krsharp05posted 12 years ago

    It's sad and unfortunate that judgement is often based on the immediate and the physical when relationships are based on emotions and reciprocity.  It is my opinion that people become more or less attractive as you spend more time with them. 

    The most "attractive" people can turn out to be dull and not quite as sparkly as they originally appeared and others turn into absolute gems; brilliant and shiny.

    My mom used to say that the boys who were gorgeous and popular in high school would turn out to be toads and the toads would turn into prince charming...pearls of wisdom.

  12. Bhanu.Jas profile image66
    Bhanu.Jasposted 12 years ago

    No two Individuals are alike thus both get different attention in the Walk of Life.Few people decide how they are going to treat someone seeing how they look but few dont have this sort of mind set .Its quite debateable topic i would say.

    According to best of my knowledge this trend is commonly seen in Indian society that people decide how to treat someone according to looks,Especially in yongsters.

    I tried to reply the Question.I beleive it will help.

  13. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 10 years ago

    One's first impression has an influence on others for good or ill. One's looks are part of that impression. People are oftentimes judged based upon physical attributes-and ARE treated accordingly! read more

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      This hub is in response to the question.

  14. Penny G profile image62
    Penny Gposted 10 years ago

    Sad but true. Too many people look at the cover before they give that a person a chance. I've worked many places the "PRETTY GIRLS" got the best tables to wait on, the best days off, and so on. I have seen supervisors in other places of employment, nit pick, write up, and lay and wait like a tiger in the grass for people that were over weight , not attractive,or just plan not hip or cool. Others were doing the same thing, but they over looked there addressable issues. The " PETS" are usually pretty or handsome.


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