”Yan value” represents the measured value and value of a person’s appearance, usually referring to the combination of physical characteristics such as appearance, body shape, skin, and temperament. The term “face value” was born in the era of the ever-changing Internet “Big Bang” and is one of the most influential emerging words in recent years. From the ancient “face” to today’s “face value”, these two words have always maintained a special attraction.
So, how important is appearance? In 1831, Darwin got the opportunity to change the trajectory of his life-travel on the “Begal” warship. However, after the captain Fitzroy looked at Darwin, he said that his nose was too ugly, which might affect the voyage. Darwin was almost refused boarding because of his lack of beauty. It can be seen how important a person’s appearance is.
You can predict your earning power through your face value
Having a beautiful face is not only pleasing to the eye, but it can really bring you more money. American economists Hammermes and Biddle believe that appearance is directly related to personal income. Their research shows that if the appearance value is lower than the average value, people will earn 9% less salary per hour on average; while the appearance value is higher than the average value, people will earn 5% more salary per hour. In other words, the income gap between people with good looks and those with low looks is 14%. “The Economist” also issued an article saying, “Power belongs to leaders with higher appearance. Whether in the gorilla community or in today’s western developed countries, leaders must reach the highest point of their careers and look the same as their achievements. important”.
Some people say that now is a society that looks at faces. In the workplace, face value also has an important impact on success measures such as employment, income, and status. The value of appearance not only affects an individual’s employment opportunities, but also affects the individual’s degree of success in a particular job. Researchers at a university in Germany once conducted a survey. They collected the career development of more than 3,000 professionals, scored their appearance, and compared the two. It turns out that wages, allowances, and promotions are all related to a person’s appearance. If the appearance is 1 point higher than the average score, the probability of being hired will increase by 3%.
Higher beauty can bring higher income, which is called “beauty premium” in economics. Quinn used the US labor market index to study and found that people with good looks are higher in terms of the probability of being hired and the initial salary level. Roszel and others studied Canadian data and found that there is a positive correlation between appearance and income growth. People with high appearance not only have higher income, but also increase their income faster. Frieze and others studied the data of MBA graduates and found that not only did good-looking men earn higher salaries at the beginning, they also increased their salaries faster; while good-looking women did not earn higher salaries at the beginning, but their salaries increased. Faster.
Studies have also shown that according to the president’s appearance, the company’s profits can be predicted. In 2008, Lulai and Ambady from Tufts University in the United States published a study in Psychological Science that found that the president’s facial features are related to the company’s profitability. Researchers found the CEO photos of the top and bottom 25 companies from the 2006 Fortune 500 list, as well as the financial data of each company. Next, the researchers asked 50 college students to only look at the president’s photo, and then assessed their overall leadership. It turns out that the appearance of the president is related to the company’s profits. Those presidents who have more leadership in their looks are indeed more profitable. In 2009, two scholars, Lulai and Ambadi, discovered that the company’s profits can also be predicted by the appearance of female CEOs. In other words, regardless of the gender, the appearance of the president is closely related to the profitability of their company.
Face value will affect our impression of a person throughout the life cycle and affect the behavior of others. Whether it’s your face when you’re young or your face when you’re old, it can be used to predict your earning power. For example, a study looked for photos of the managing partners of top 100 law firms in the United States, and found that the appearance of these people can be used to predict the profits of the law firm. What’s more interesting is that if the photos used are not the current photos of these people, but their photos on the undergraduate graduation album, the profits of the current law firm can also be predicted. Therefore, two scholars, Lulai and Ambadi’s research in 2011 believe that throughout the entire life cycle, whether you are a young or an old person, you can predict how much money you are making now, and you can also predict how much you earn through your appearance. How much money will be made in the future.
You can predict your leadership ability through appearance
What kind of looks is better? For men, it seems that the more masculine and manly looks, the better. So, is this the same for women? In 2006, researchers such as Schisny from the University of Bern, Switzerland, published a study in the “Swiss Journal of Psychology” and found that people believed that people who were more masculine had better leadership skills. The researchers recruited 72 participants at the university and asked them to look at a photo of a face at random. There are four types of photos: masculine-looking men and women, and feminine-looking men and women. Then, participants guessed the leadership ability of the person in the photo. It turns out that people who are believed to be more masculine have higher leadership skills than those who are more feminine. In other words, not only do men gain points if they look masculine, but women who look more masculine will also be considered to have better leadership skills.
Therefore, women with a feminine appearance are usually considered to be more attractive, but they are often considered to be worse leaders; while women with a masculine appearance, although they do not look so beautiful, they are considered to be better leader.
There are gender differences in the influence of appearance on the success of leaders. Although generally speaking, it seems that the better-looking, the better, but among female business leaders, there is an inverse relationship between appearance and success. In 1985, Hellman and Topek from New York University published a study in the Journal of Applied Psychology, exploring the relationship between people’s appearance and success. The researcher found 113 office workers and asked them to read a short description of an executive’s work experience and looked at the executive’s photo. Participants were randomly divided into 8 groups. They were asked to evaluate the importance of some factors to the executive’s promotion (such as work ability, effort, luck, etc.), and to evaluate which factor was the most important. It turns out that the relationship between appearance and success is affected by gender-the higher the appearance of a male leader, the stronger the ability and the more successful the job; but the higher the appearance of the female leader, it will harm people The perception of ability.
Too good looks is not necessarily a good thing
Of course, appearance does not always play a positive role. In 2011, Argus and other scholars from the University of Munich, Germany, published a study in the Bulletin of Personality and Social Psychology. They found through experiments that when the evaluator and the evaluator are of the same sex, the high appearance of the evaluator may have a negative effect. In other words, if a man is asked to evaluate a handsome guy, or a woman is asked to evaluate a beautiful woman, they may give each other a lower score because of their good looks.
In addition, although the appearance of men is very important, too high an appearance is not necessarily a good thing. In 2012, Pfeiffer from the University of Lüneburg in Germany published a study in “Applied Economics Letters”. The researchers used German 2008 survey data of more than 3,000 office workers. The data included the facial value points (range 1-11 points), work and income of these office workers. The results found that men with a face value of about 7.8 have the highest income, and men with super-high looks have lower incomes than men with higher looks. In other words, the income of men is not linearly related to their appearance, and the income of the most handsome man will be lower than that of the second handsome man.
To sum up, there are several important conclusions about how much looks are worth: First, people who look good generally have higher incomes, and their income increases faster; second, female leaders don’t have to be particularly good-looking. If you look more masculine, you will get points; third, if your leader is of the same gender as you, good-looking will become your shortcoming; fourth, a man’s appearance is very important, but if you are tall Going out of the sky is not necessarily a good thing, unless you are in an acting career.