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good looking is crucial or not ? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-7-19 18:27:42 |Display all floors
Hehe, well, good question ;-)

On one hand, goodlooking can have effects in many circumstances. For example, people are more attracted to pretty girls, more easliy to be impressed by handsome faces, and so on. But it is temporary, can't last long. It is like a beautiful wrap of a present, what is inside counts.

Actually, sometimes, goodlooks can be a trouble in some way. A good example will be from the acting business, outlooks are important, but it is sometimes also an obstacle for them to develop their acting skills or get some roles they wanna play while their faces do not fit.

So, every coin has two sides, it is up to you how to look at it and how to make use of it.

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Post time 2007-7-19 21:53:23 |Display all floors
but actually , does anybody think good looking people is much more confidence than others??

I think especially in school ,beautiful girls or handsome boys are always popular  with their classmates~~~

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Post time 2007-7-19 22:04:44 |Display all floors

and they always get togther~

I can feel you when I close my eyes...

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Post time 2007-7-19 22:24:30 |Display all floors
they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder so that must mean there's something else which is a common virtue.

personality, perhaps.

nevertheless, good looks ease the way for admiration by others, which then helps to build confidence and poise in the person admired.

however, that is only transient - and in the end, it will be all about personality, heart and mind.

why am i in this thread?

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Post time 2007-7-19 22:54:37 |Display all floors
Food for thoughts  

Abercrombie & Fitch only hire good looking people!

Got the look? Abercrombie & Fitch's hiring policy: hot or not?  

WHEN YOU WALK into an Abercrombie & Fitch store, chances are trendy clothing isn't the only thing that catches your eye. Most of the store's salespeople are strikingly attractive--on purpose. Abercrombie officials say they like to hire good-looking workers because they fit with the store's image and make people want to shop in the store.

Abercrombie insists that it doesn't discriminate based on race or ethnicity, which is illegal under federal law. Dolores Y. Leal, a Los Angeles attorney, agrees. She says hiring good-looking people doesn't discriminate against protected groups, because beauty isn't limited to one race. "You can be pretty or hot and be of Latin descent or Asian descent or any ethnicity," Leal told the (San Francisco) Daily Journal.

Critics say Abercrombie's hiring policy walks a fine line between good marketing practices and discrimination. "Hiring someone who is attractive isn't illegal per se. But people's views on what's attractive may be influenced by their race, their religion, their age," explained Stephen J. Roppolo, a New Orleans lawyer. "If I think Caucasian people are more attractive than African American people, then I may inadvertently discriminate in an impermissible way."

Do you think Abercrombie's hiring policy discriminates? Why or why not?:):)  


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Post time 2007-7-19 23:18:21 |Display all floors
Food for thought #2.

Most of us prefer good-looking people to less attractive ones. Pharma seems to believe that doctors do, too. A recent New York Times article examined the industry's recruitment of cheerleaders, most of whom are attractive young women ("Gimme an Rx! Cheerleaders Pep Up Drug Sales," November 28, 2005). In the article, Dr. Thomas Carli of the University of Michigan observes, "There's a saying that you'll never meet an ugly drug rep." Hiring the beautiful might be good for business, but it also might be challenged as discrimination in a court of law.

Until recently, employers have mostly been free to discriminate against the unattractive. In the United States, only a few places, like the District of Columbia and Santa Cruz, California, have laws prohibiting discrimination in employment based on physical appearance. Elsewhere, employers can factor looks into employment decisions without fear of reprisal.

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Post time 2007-7-19 23:43:45 |Display all floors
Food for thought #3

A study done by Comila Shahani-Denning, Associate professor, Department of Psychology, concluded as follows:

"A review of the literature supports the notion that being physically attractive is an advantage when applying for a job. There is little support for the "beauty is beastly" effect. The "what is beautiful is good" bias seems fairly universal and has been found in a variety of different cultures. Since it is not fair to base hiring decisions on non-job-related factors like attractiveness. Training hiring managers to avoid this bias is one way to reduce such inequity.

Professor Shahani-Denning is Co-Director of the M.A. program in Industrial and organizational Psychology at Hofstra University, Long Island, New York.

Please read her published article for complete details.

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