Just because you have a face that looks like it was crafted by the hands of angels and hair made of woven silk, don’t go thinking that life is going to hand you any favours for it, as according to science beautiful people have it really hard.
And hey you gorgeous types rolling those big, doll-like eyes, hear us out, as apparently your looks could even risk your career and your life.
Let’s start with work. While hot men are considered better leaders, equally blessed women are usually held back because of their looks, and are far less likely to get a promotion. Oh hey, sexism.
However, when it comes to jealously both sexes feel the pain at the hands of the green-eyed monster, as if a person is interviewed by someone of the same sex who perceives them to be more attractive, then they probably won’t get the job.
'Attractiveness can convey more power over visible space – but that in turn can make others feel they can’t approach that person,' says Frevert.
Most worrying is the research that shows that doctors are less likely to take good-looking patients seriously, due to a subconscious link between health and good looks. Also - attractive people in pain will receive a lower quality of care, yet there is no evidence to suggest that looking at their symmetrical faces in the mirror will help relieve the pain.
Anyone else picturing a dystopian society of unemployed beautiful people, wandering the streets lonely, with untreated ailments?
Just us? *Pens novel*