A study published nearly 20 years ago found that attractive children and adults were not only judged more positively than those who were unattractive, but also treated more favorably.
According to Maxims or Myths of Beauty? A Meta-Analytic and Theoretical Review, attractiveness, which is apparently universal, had a profound affect both on social appeal and on perceptions of occupational and interpersonal competence – as well as attention and reward.
As an unattractive middle-aged white dude of average intelligence and little in the way of marketable skills, I’m actually pretty excited about this. I mean, it’s only a matter of time before my people rise up and demand their rightful place at the grievance table, right? Which means I’ll get a piece of all the rights and privileges thereto pertaining.
Until then, I’ll just take comfort in finally knowing why CK yells at me all the time while giving Skooch a free pass.