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2014/10/20 13:49:18 (permalink)

beauty and success...

....are they correlated?
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Re: beauty and success... 2014/10/21 10:28:10 (permalink)
Yes - plenty of studies that show that more attractive people earn more, are deemed more trust-worthy, are more likely to be given favours or get away with bad behaviour etc etc.
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Re: beauty and success... 2014/10/21 17:58:32 (permalink)
Both terms can be metaphysically ambiguous at the best of times, so it really depends on your definition of both beauty and success.
 
If for instance, we took beauty to mean physically attractive, which obviously differs from person to person anyway. But for arguments sake, let’s say we quantified physical beauty via facial symmetry, ratios, complexion, hip / shoulder to waist ratio etc.
 
Then how exactly would you go about measuring success? Most people tend to view monetary success as a general indicator. So let’s take the 20 richest people in the world
 
http://www.businessinsider.com/forbes-richest-billionaires-2014-3?op=1
 
Not seeing much of a correlation between success and physical beauty here. So it really depends on how you define both.
 
Maybe the successful achievement of personal ambitions and goals, but what if an individual’s highest ambition is to be a good parent, or to have led a good and honest life? Does that make them unsuccessful because they never built a business empire, or became a sports/movie superstar?
 
Personally, I would agree with Wolverine in so much that most have a slightly skewed view of people they find beautiful i.e. more likely to be given favours, can get away with things less attractive counterparts could (In certain circumstances and environments, of course). But I’ve met beautiful people with little to no ambition in any aspect of their lives, and plain or average looking high achievers. I would say, like everything else, it depends on the person. When I recall the names of some of the greatest or well-known people in history, I’m struggling to think of any that were particularly "beautiful".
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Re: beauty and success... 2014/10/22 08:53:56 (permalink)
What about Charisma and success?
 
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Re: beauty and success... 2014/10/22 11:51:54 (permalink)
I'm convinced they are linked.  You don't get really good looking guys or girls working in the local super market or a warehouse do you?  I'm aware the odd example exists.
 
Maybe beauty gives the individual confidence which is needed for success.  And since beauty (or handsomeness if we're talking about guys), will have been with that person since they were very young, they would have had this confidence built all their lives.  Look at the good looking popular kids in school.
 
Not saying you can't be successful without looks, but it seems to help!
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Re: beauty and success... 2014/10/22 11:53:35 (permalink)
I don't know mate, my local asda has some delicious ladies working there.

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Re: beauty and success... 2014/10/22 11:53:58 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby BROKEN 2014/10/22 12:59:03
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What about Charisma and success?
 




I've got neither, hence why I'm in such a career dead end. 

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Re: beauty and success... 2014/10/22 12:59:41 (permalink)
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What about Charisma and success?
 




I've got neither, hence why I'm in such a career dead end. 




I dunno, I find some of your comments cute, but maybe that wouldn't translate so well into real life
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Re: beauty and success... 2014/10/22 13:23:15 (permalink)
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What about Charisma and success?
 




I've got neither, hence why I'm in such a career dead end. 




I dunno, I find some of your comments cute, but maybe that wouldn't translate so well into real life




I've not even got a face for the radio...

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Re: beauty and success... 2014/10/22 17:43:26 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby flick161 2014/10/23 13:55:11
I'd say being good looking makes life a bit easier, you will get more opportunities but you still have to make the most of them.  It's an edge, like intelligence, confidence, rich family or any number of things that can be advantageous but are just the luck of the draw.
post edited by Fruity - 2014/10/22 21:23:28
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