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Does being highly successful make you more attractive?

Discussion in 'Investor Psychology' started by Leo2413, 26th May, 2016.

  1. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I conduced an experiment (non scientific) with 6 of my friends, both male and female. I had a picture of an 'average' looking man and asked them to rate him in terms of attractiveness 1-10, 10 being most attractive. That's all the info they had. All of their replies fell in the 5-6 category. Then when I told them that he is actually a very successful chef and owner of 9 restaurants across Australia, then asked them to rate him again....after some looking and pondering.. very interestingly their answers suddenly changed to more like 7-8.

    Does being highly successful (in any field) make an otherwise mediocre looking person appear more attractive??

    Love to hear thoughts/opinions.
     
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  2. Kate Moloney

    Kate Moloney Well-Known Member

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    People will find a person attractive if they perceive that that person will help them to get what they want. Its human nature.
     
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  3. JacM

    JacM VIC Buyer's Agent Business Member

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    It's probably fair to say that people like to be around people who are happy, fun and/or motivated. It's probably a natural assumption that someone who is successful in their field has been motivated to get there. Same deal with owning 9 restaurants. You don't end up in that position sitting around doing nothing. People would probably naturally assume that a person like this lives a life that is a buzz of activity.
     
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  4. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    Look wise, no. i.e. based on your experiments, they all look the same before knowing that fact.
    To validate the experiment you need two different group rather than re-ratings btw ;) so one control (no info on candidate's success)
    one experiment (info on candidate's success)
    Then see if result is statistically significant
     
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  5. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    More successful (or feeling more successful), generally gives off a "confidence vibe"
    A confident person generally appears to be more attractive.
    (Probably explains why women tend to fall for douchebags).
     
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  6. Hanison

    Hanison Well-Known Member

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    Think James Packer.

    Dude weighs $1.50 and dates super models.

    Trump also comes to mind.
     
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  7. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I don't have that many friends :p
     
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    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    Use survey monkey and plug those photos online, blast people with emails to take the survey. Who need friends?

    OR, 3 shown photo without info and 3 with info :p
     
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  9. LifesGood

    LifesGood Home Building & Development Consultant Business Member

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    I'm highly attractive and I'm hoping that will make me more successful.
     
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  10. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    yes we are more attractive :)
     
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  11. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    No. Just look at Donald Trump and Gina Rhinehart

    More importantly is how ugly inside some successful people can become. Money changes people and the true test of a persons character is if they remain the same as their pre-wealth selves.
     
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  12. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    When I was a teenager, I dated a guy who was very good looking. Dumb as a post though, and after a couple of weeks he just didn't seem so good looking anymore. It's amazing how quickly good looks are overshadowed by personality, and I guess it's vice versa as well. People who have achieved a lot have an x-factor that makes them appealing.
     
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    Completely agree @DaveM

    I think attaining super success for many will just highlight the character they have always been, good or bad.
     
  14. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I'm too sexy for this chat, what you think about that "
    Lol
     
  15. Leo2413

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    All I say is, long live the geeks! :p
     
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    Geoffrey Edelstein, Woody Allen.

    Defense rests.
     
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    There has been a lot of research showing that more physically attractive people are offered better salaries.

    Therefore, it is more likely that they are financially better off.
     
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  18. Tony Fleming

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    I hope so!
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    They may earn more but do they know how to use it vs spend it?
     
  20. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Instead of spending an hour in the gym, spend an hour getting more wealthy as it works out better.
     
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