Hey Good Looking

Posted on Posted in Career Direction, Personal growth, success, work

Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful“.  Remember that line from a shampoo commercial from way back when?  According to an article I’ve just read, it turns out that unattractive people might actually have a professional advantage over their more attractive counterparts, and the very unattractive might have even greater success than good looking people.

This article, shared from The Ladders, truly counters what has long been perceived to be the accepted perception that good looking people are treated differently (if not flat-out better).  As it turns out, there might actually be an ugliness premium.

I can’t make this stuff up.  Hell…there was a professional study and everything.  This does cause us all to ponder our daily interactions…how do we react and respond to people we consider to be more (or less, for that matter) attractive than their associates?

Speaking personally (as this is my blog, and that’s what you’ve come to expect), I have long said that I don’t judge people by how they look…only by the baseball team they follow.  I do have standards, you know.

I’ll admit to being a little disappointed that the study doesn’t make mention of people who are butt-ugly on the inside.  That might require a different set of researchers.

Mike Schenker, MAS
Mike Schenker, MAS, is an award-winning promotional products industry professional and All That at Mike Schenker, Consulting. He’s been a distributor and a supplier, and has a view of our industry which can best be described as “unique”.  He takes the promotional products business very seriously, but not himself, and his reflections on all things imprinted can be found in his monthly column for PromoCorner.  He is one of the admins of the popular Promotional Products Professionals group on Facebook, a two-time candidate for the PPAI Board of Directors (but he’s not bitter), a member of the SAAGNY Hall of Fame, and the recipient of the 2014 PPAI Distinguished Service Award.
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