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Old 01-26-2015, 01:50 PM
 
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Also, keep in mind that a woman's idea of an attractive man changes with income or occupation. Mythbusters ran an experiment in which a group of women rated a mans attractiveness. They had 3 different groups of women that we all shown the same pictures. The difference was the occupation of the man changed in each of the 3 groups. When the same man who was average or okay looking was a contractor he was attractive, but when he was a neurosurgeon he was incredibly attractive. Same man, very attractive. Occupation: line cook. he was okay. Next group comes in his occupation is changed to Venture capitalist... and all of a sudden he was Brad Pitt or whatever amazing looking star tickles your man crush bone. Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler..whatever.

The survey showed that woman rate attractiveness of a man different than a man rates an attractiveness of a woman. And that even if you are amazing looking but a line cook. You are less attractive than the average or not all that attractive man who is a neurosugeon or venture capitalist.

When they did the same thing with men.. Some of the guys said "Occupation? Barista?...Who cares.. she's hot." When the results were tallied the men in each group rated the same picture roughly the same. Showing men rating attractiveness is almost purely visual while women rate attractiveness on looks and ability to provide.
I've seen this exact same study, but it wasn't Mythbusters. They did it, too?
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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Are beautiful people less intelligent? Discuss
Looks have no bearing on if a person is intelligent or not. You CAN however identify those who are less intelligent by their starting threads and not participating in the discussion. These are the types who like to think of themselves as being smart, because in their minds, they think "I am going to initiate a discussion on a certain subject" then they think "oh, Im so clever because I got people to thinking about something". But in reality, their failure to participate in ANY of the discussion topics they come up with, gives one an indication that they are less than intelligent. There is 99.9999% accuracy in this.
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:11 PM
 
Location: City of the Angels
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They only appear that way to people who have less beauty and need to compare themselves to them.
It's all in the eye of the beholder.
Seriously, does it really matter ?
If it does, just don't do any type of business with them.
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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this question is a joke
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:44 PM
 
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Beautiful people are actually more intelligent on the whole
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:50 PM
 
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I generally think so, since most of the time I see beauty and the beast combination.( including myself and my pretty wife)
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Old 01-26-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I can't find the poll thingy
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Old 01-26-2015, 03:34 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I'd say it's the other way around. Beautiful people are quite often more intelligent.
They're often perceived as more intelligent, anyway. There's probably a similar bell curve for intelligence in attractive people as for average and below-average-looking people.
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Old 01-26-2015, 03:38 PM
 
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I would say yes as a general rule, among the general populous that more attractive people are not as intelligent.

Among the highly educated/highly skilled I would say no.

But intelligence and beauty are subjective. Also, it depends on the industry.

For instance, out of my friends I have several obese friends who may be attractive if they lost weight or maybe not, I don't really know, like I said it's subjective. Anyway, the majority of my obese to average friends are super high earners that have either incredible education credentials or rare in demand skills.

The majority of people I know who are without a doubt attractive, are low to 100k earners, most of the beautiful people I know are lower income but comfortable.

Also, keep in mind that a woman's idea of an attractive man changes with income or occupation. Mythbusters ran an experiment in which a group of women rated a mans attractiveness. They had 3 different groups of women that we all shown the same pictures. The difference was the occupation of the man changed in each of the 3 groups. When the same man who was average or okay looking was a contractor he was attractive, but when he was a neurosurgeon he was incredibly attractive. Same man, very attractive. Occupation: line cook. he was okay. Next group comes in his occupation is changed to Venture capitalist... and all of a sudden he was Brad Pitt or whatever amazing looking star tickles your man crush bone. Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler..whatever.

The survey showed that woman rate attractiveness of a man different than a man rates an attractiveness of a woman. And that even if you are amazing looking but a line cook. You are less attractive than the average or not all that attractive man who is a neurosugeon or venture capitalist.

When they did the same thing with men.. Some of the guys said "Occupation? Barista?...Who cares.. she's hot." When the results were tallied the men in each group rated the same picture roughly the same. Showing men rating attractiveness is almost purely visual while women rate attractiveness on looks and ability to provide.

It can be inferred from an occupation what a persons level of intelligence is. It was discovered intelligent and smarts in a woman were actually a slight turn-off for men.
Sounds like Mythbusters was looking for a certain result. Notice that they didn't do a study rating how women's perception of male attractiveness changed when the neurosurgeon turned out to be an arrogant jerk with a tendency toward verbal abuse. And how perceptions of the contractor or line cook changed when it turned out they were very thoughtful, funny, kind and intelligent.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:57 PM
 
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Women who are more beautiful are sometimes *perceived* as less intelligent, and beautiful women sometimes *act* less intelligent because they know that this is what their audience wants. In reality, they are probably more intelligent than other women, but since they don't use it to become smart, they continue to be perceived as vapid silly and shallow. Really, women who use their bodies and not their brains get on my nerves. Just looking like a Playboy bunny isn't going to get you a real job, honey! Your favorite celebrity may act as dumb as a rock, but it's just an act. They are scholars in disguise. They have to have exceptional memories and knowledge of a broad range of topics in order to play those parts and come off looking authentic. If you think you can get away with being beautiful alone, you are living in a fantasy world.

In fact, I wish beauty wasn't really part of the equation when women candidates are considered. It's really almost a form of discrimination.
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