Consider also the esoteric branch of social psychology called "person perception
." It deals with the importance of being attractive, and how attractive people are more successful in social, romantic, academic, and career roles. Likewise, us ugly trolls
will have fewer friends, fewer sexual partners, lower grades, and lower paying, less important jobs.
Research shows that, when shown only photographs of attractive and unattractive people, the good looking ones are assumed to be friendlier
, and smarter
. Fat, ugly people are generally assumed to be mean
, and dirty
. It has been demonstrated that tall, handsome men
are more likely to be promoted, and beautiful women are more often hired.
Especially in America, we hate the unattractive. We view obesity
with contempt. We starve
, and beat
ourselves into the mold of beauty. And apparently for good reason.
One could argue that unattractiveness among lower socioeconomic
brackets is a cause, rather than an effect. It could well be that, by a curse of genetics, these people are consistently passed up for promotion, fail to attract successful mates, and then endow their arbitrarily undesirable genes to their children. Thus we create an economic underclass, held in place via their ugliness. Good looking people go up, and the bad looking ones stay down. How American.