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You Can Be More Attractive

December 10, 2014

A recent study* has found that which has been known before, and that is that “good-looking” people are liked more than others based on first impressions.  This study confirms that this is the case, based solely on visual first impressions.  More importantly, this study goes further and finds that when one learns more about the person they are viewing, the attractiveness rating of the viewed person either increases or decreases.  These results show that a person initially rated attractive, based solely on appearance, can actually appear less attractive and vice-versa.


When qualities/character of a person are learned, perceptions of attractiveness change.

So if a person who is visually attractive is found to have negative personality traits, they actually become less visually attractive.

If a person who is visually unattractive is found to have positive personality traits, they become more visually attractive.

What are positive personality traits? (Do I really need to tell you?)

Kindness, compassion, positive outlook, etc., etc., etc.

So remember this study when presenting yourself.  To be and appear more attractive have or develop positive personality traits.  Do this not only for the sake of being perceived as a more attractive person, although that’s nice, but for the sake of being perceived and being a more attractive human being.  As the song says “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep”, the Temptations.

Also do it for what it might do for others.  Positive personality traits will rub off on another who might need a lift.

 “Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.” – Leonard Cohen


A person with a smile on their face conveys positive personality traits, even before anything is learned about that person.  A smile always makes one more attractive.

Smile at a person who isn’t smiling and see how infectious a smile can be.

“Smile – it’s the second best thing you can do with your lips.” – Don Ward

 “It takes 17 muscles to smile,and 47 muscles to frown. Conserve energy.” – unknown

Sing along with me…

“There’s a smile on my face for the whole human race…….. , from the song by Jerome Kern,Oscar Hammerstein ll

*for more on the study click here


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