If you’re beautiful, you may be very average, study finds

The Globe and Mail:

Call it the Beauty Pageant Paradox.

A new article titled “Calling Miss Congeniality – Do Attractive People Have Attractive Traits and Values?” published in Psychological Science suggests that beauty and character are more mutually exclusive than we make them out to be.

Researchers Lihi Segal-Caspi and Sonia Roccas of the Open University in Britain and Lilach Sagiv of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem set out to explore how the notion that “what is beautiful is good” plays out in reality.

They hypothesized that a beautiful woman would be perceived as more “agreeable, extroverted, conscientious, open to experiences and emotionally stable.”

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