Are all beautiful women boring?
We all know that girl—the one with the flawless outfit and the perfectly-tousled hair who always looks amazing no matter what sort of circumstances leave the rest of us looking disheveled.
But is she boring? Perhaps, says a recent article.
A recent study in the journal Psychological Science sent scientists on a mission to discover whether or not those who are perceived as physically attractive to the world do indeed have it all -- with attractive personalities to match.
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According to the Globe and Mail, the research came to the conclusion that "beautiful people tend to focus more on conformity and self-promotion than independence and tolerance." So it turns out that just because you look pretty doesn’t mean you necessarily have it all.
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Looks like the universe may be a little fairer than we thought.
Tell us: What’s your definition of beauty?
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In my personal experience, generalizations about women don't work. As a man who has been with a number of women, all of them beautiful, I have found no two alike in any way. I've seen beautiful faces and bodies containing shrinking violets, adrenaline junkies, introverts, extroverts, kind souls and cruel, vivavacious ones, depressed ones, greedy and generous ones, creative ones and mundane ones, sellers and those who self-promote like an ostrich with its head in the sand...and women I've known who were not as attractive had no better or worse likelihood of having any of those traits. With the admission that I am more likely to want to get to know the female who I think is the most beautiful one in the room, I balance that with the fact that guys are measured in all sorts of ways that aren't fair either.
I agree with Van Man that many attractive women are disproportionately insecure about their looks, even when they demonstrably attract masculine attention.
One generalization I will make: Whatever your appearance, I think if you are more accustomed to having things you value in life, you are less likely to ankle bite at those who look like they have it better. I wish I was better looking and more charming, but I hope I never say a bad word about a movie star, singer or athlete that women get worked up over. It would just make me look like a sore loser.
show me a beautiful woman and I will show you a guy that is tired of her....I think that is how the saying goes.
As a woman who has never felt physically attractive in my life (minus my wedding day) I can only say:
I was judged all my life because of how I looked, even by my own mother! I have glasses, I'm graying early (25), acne, moles on my back, and a stick straight figure with hardly any curves at all. I buy my bathing suits off the same rack as my friend's preteen daughter. It's like I hit 13 and just stopped. Victoria's Secret doesn't make sexy lingerie in "itty bitty".
But my husband, God bless him, thinks I'm beautiful, inside and out. And I can't believe how handsome he is! With a stellar personality to match. But no one ever sees that in him. All they ever see is his limp and misshapen foot. Such a shame. They're missing out on a real treasure.
Oh, well. That just means I get him all to myself!
"Are all beautiful women boring?"
Do you think that you could find someone who cares? LOL! Beside that, beauty in a person isn't on the outside.
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