It turns out that there’s a lot more involved when it comes to being successful, and how attractive you are to others can play a part.
Do Attractive People Make More Money?
First of all, the word attractive can mean different things to different people. There are a lot of ways to make oneself more desirable. That being said, if you manage to make yourself more attractive to others, you may just make more money.
According to what psychologists refer to as “the halo effect,” people in general tend to assume that if a person possesses one good quality, they probably possess others as well. Many studies have been conducted on the topic of money and good looks, and much of the data points to attractive people making more money than those who are not considered attractive.
The Benefits of Being Attractive to Others
Research has indicated that “the halo effect” extends to our perceptions of attractive people’s personalities, too. When we find someone attractive, we tend to view them as warmer, more sociable, and intelligent than we do to people we are not attracted to. We also perceive them as being mentally healthy and skilled.
That could be why the handsome serial killer, Ted Bundy got away with his murders. Evidence showed that in most cases there was no struggle wit his victims.
Attractive people enjoy this positive perception of themselves. Because of this they’re far more likely to end up with healthy levels of confidence, better social skills, and a brighter outlook on life.
Can You Become More Attractive?
As mentioned above, beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder. Yet, some people seem to have it ALL! They keep getting promoted at work, everyone wants to be their friend, and they have the absolute perfect partner. But, how do they do it? They don't seem that special, they are not particularly attractive or smart.