Scientific Evidence

Wilson & Eckel (2006) and Andreoni & Petrie (2008) conducted separate analog studies that shed light on the intra- and interpersonal dynamics behind what seems to be a disappearing beauty premium. Their data suggests:

we have higher expectations of the beautiful;
the beautiful are more suspicious of others’ expectations;
commonly, the beautiful do not meet others’ expectations;
when expectations are not met, the beautiful appear more stuck-up or selfish to others and as a result are punished more than are the non-beautiful.
The implication may be that the beauty premium can be capitalized-on in those relationships where others’ increased expectations of the beautiful are met. When others’ increased expectations are not met, the beauty penalty kicks-in. Beauty, it seems, is a two-edged sword.

Wayne Hooke

The name of this article is 'The Beauty Penalty'. I copied/pasted only the last part of it.
I've always felt like people had unrealistic expectations of me. I would agonize with some of my friends about why this might be. Interesting to find this now.
Indie42 Indie42
46-50, F
3 Responses May 5, 2012

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He shows that slight changes in wording and even in the order the questions are asked changes the response.

Attractive people get more things, they are treated better, people do things for them.<br />
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I never trust a study unless I can look that its structure. I have seen studies that showed stuff but then you look at the way the questions were phrased and you find the study was slanted from the start.<br />
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Being really attractive can make women lazy. I find blonde women with big **** and attractive faces will be in general lazy because they never had to work for anything.<br />
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Brunettes with small boobs tend to work harder and be smarter.<br />
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Now huge broad brush I have known plenty of exceptions to both rules, but it also depends on parents. My daughters are beautiful, but I focused on brains and knowing stuff. That was what they were praised for.<br />
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When something broke in my daughters car and we had to remove both inner door panels, I did one showing her where each part was and how you did it.<br />
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Then she did the other door while I sat and watched and praised her every step of the way. Mine know how to carry sheet rock hang it, tape and finish it how to paint how to fr<x>ame in a window and install one, how to change a tire. <br />
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There girly friends felt gypped by there parents who called a garage and had everything done for them.<br />
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But men fall all over themselves to do things for my daughters as well.

Lucky them. You were/are a good papa.

I am a great papa. and an excellent cook, Also though I started with exceptional daughters, but I suspect that my 'making such a great pair' came for my Years of practice with numerous women.

No doubts here.

Beauty is clearly in the eye of the beholder. It is an old statement, but is true. The "Hollywood" type of beauty attracts, but is to many with taste and culture, a bland and uninteresting look. Some find beauty in the plain. Some find beauty in the different. Some find beauty in the mundane. Some find beauty in the uncomely. Some find beauty in the young and some in the old. The eye and the mind form a palet of beauty, so diverse and complicated that no one form fits all.