NEW STUDY FINDS THAT, CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, UGLY PEOPLE EARN A LOT
Beautiful people have it easy: there are plenty of studies that show being good-looking is good for one’s health (mental and physical), makes it easier to find friends and secure great jobs. In short, they earn a lot more than the average citizen. A recent study published in the Journal of Business and
Psychology has debunked that myth. Data collected from 20,000 Americans from the age of 16 until they were 29 has found that there is no “ugliness penalty” on wages. As long as the person is conscientious, extroverted and less neurotic, earning capacity is apparently significantly higher. According to the study, participants labelled as ‘very unattractive’ earned much more than those labelled just ‘unattractive’, or those considered average looking or even attractive. It has been suggested that attractive people are more open to experiences, resulting in distractions that could lead to lower pay.