[Not important] Okay I know I've posted a lot of questions concerning looks, but I keep getting inspirations for new ones. I'll be likely to post more, if you wish to read them please visit my channel. lol.
[Now my side-notes are related to the question] I know it's not socially acceptable to be judgmental about one's character based on their outward physical appearance, facial or otherwise. But my theory is that if you show someone a picture of a very attractive person of the opposite sex with a strait face and a picture of a very unattractive person with a strait face to the same individual, and asked him/her which one of the people in the two pictures is an overall nicer person, they would pick the more attractive one.
While I know it's not right to judge people based on their looks, I do notice an instinctual tendency to prefer the company of an attractive person. Once someone does broaden their horizons on a social level and gets to know more people on a more personal level they will prefer the company of the ones they simply like more.
I'm talking just first impressions before people start talking.
As a highly unattractive person, I do notice an instinctual tendency of some people to brush me aside for the more visually appealing. I don't use this as an excuse to feel sorry for myself just so you know, I'm just using this for an example of my personal experiences regarding this theory.
If you feel you might actually think this way, don't be afraid to voice your honest opinion it doesn't mean we'll assume you dislike people based on their looks, it means that you'll be confirming my suspicion about human nature.
Also feel free to voice any of your personal experiences that may relate to this question, aiding or hindering the beliefs behind this.
Thank you for your time. Answer honestly, and think hard.
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I've been reading several of your questions and I think the answers have been very interesting when looked at as a more general census of how people feel about "unattractive" people. I think there is something to judging people by their looks. I think most people do it, and most of those who say they don't are lying. There was a study done among health professionals who specialized in working with obese and overweight people. The researchers wanted to know if the professionals had a bias toward far people. Turned out that despite knowing that most cases of obesity are either due to genetics or other factors not controlled by the person in question, the professionals associated them with being lazy or just worse people than those who didn't have weight issues.
That said, from personal experience (and this is based mostly on people at least in their 20's or older) unattractiveness very often coincides with people I don't think are good people. My theory for this is that the human face is shaped with age based on common expressions. Someone who is usually happy has a face that shows it. Someone who is always angry looks different. Just look at bodybuilders (especially the women). The strain they put on their bodies changes their faces. That's why you can sometimes tell peoples nationality just by looking at their face even if the ethnicity is ambiguous.
More as a mistake than anything else a German big brother celeb once said "Someone's looks are the first thing your see" and I think it rings true to your question. In many situations we have to make snap decisions on what kind of a person we're dealing with. Sometimes looks is all we have to go by. If you see someone who doesn't seem attractive you ask yourself, does this extend to their personality? I think it's a great discussion to have, and one that despite what some of the others have said here, can be had again and again. Nothing like creating awareness of people's biases against people they may not consider attractive.0