It is actually true that the ego of a job interviewer may be threatened if he/she is less attractive than the candidate he/she is interviewing. As a result, the interviewer will not recruit the attractive person, to avoid competitiveness.
Sounds false? It has been backed by numerous studies.
“Actually this happens subconsciously; nobody says ‘I won’t hire the person because he/she looks better than me and I feel threatened by this person’, but that’s exactly what happens,” says Heidi Grant Halvorson, prominent writer who wrote ‘No one understands you and what to do about it’.
While being attractive can be useful in many times, there are also times it can give you less opportunities to succeed in life.
ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE ARE MORE CONFIDENT:
Attractive people are more likely to be confident about the way they look, and will hardly experience any jitters when going for job interviews, solely based on their good looks! Another advantage they have over unattractive counterparts is the fact that they stand out in a crowd, and it makes them more confident about themselves.
ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE HAVE BETTER SALARIES:
The ‘HALO EFFECT’ as it is called, is a phenomenon that social psychologists came up with, which is our tendency to assume that someone who is attractive has other positive qualities. Due to this ‘bias’, attractive people usually have a better salary.
According to a study conducted with a sample of Canadians and Americans, attractive people earn between 12 to 14% more than unattractive people.
ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE ARE BETTER SOCIALITES:
Attractive people have been known to be more sociable and influential, and also more interesting sex partners. Beautiful children appear to be more attractive to adults, and it also makes them more confident over time, researchers added.
It is further believed that their good looks improve their communication skills, which makes entrepreneurs believe these people are more productive.
ATTRACTIVE WOMEN SEEK BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS IN NEGOTIATIONS:
According to research, men are more likely to tolerate an injustice of an attractive woman. A study was carried out in China, with an unfair sum of money offered to men by attractive and unattractive women. Men were more likely to accept the offer from the attractive women!