– stir certain instincts in us all but attractive people also benefit from the halo effect.Because they’re good looking, they’re seen as being more trustworthy, kinder and smarter – all very attractive traits to have.
One would assume that the plain, even homely, people out there are for all intents and purposes, shit out of luck. In fact, the attractiveness of physical looks changes rather drastically over time.Others, like physical attractiveness and athleticism, are inheritable traits that help assure the child’s own reproductive success.Except science has shown that this isn’t strictly true.In fact, UT Austin researchers Paul Eastwick and Lucy Hunt have found that it’s about somebody’s appeal fairly quickly.
For example: people would generally agree that Channing Tatum is a good-looking, charming guy for a potato.
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