Science tells us that when we view one characteristic positively, like a pretty face, we’re more likely to have a positive response to the rest of the person’s qualities. When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room, and pretty people get turned away first.”" data-reactid="20"That’s why Charlize Theron’s comments about beauty as a drawback caused such a stir.“Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them, and that’s the end of the story,” the physically blessed actress told British GQ, prompting a media frenzy.Science tells us that when we view one characteristic positively, like a pretty face, we’re more likely to have a positive response to the rest of the person’s qualities.Simply put, it’s considered nice to be pretty." data-reactid="19"A well-known halo effect surrounds physical beauty, more so than any other trait. The magazine quoted her saying: “How many roles are out there for the gorgeous, f***ing, gown-wearing eight-foot model?The nature of slacking is that you don't think brains are sexy. So you're not going to act super psyched about a girl who's anti-slack. A lot of guys think it's cool to be strong, never cry or show feelings, and drop things out of windows to see what happens. Bottom line is, you keep on being the smart thing you are.Hand in hand with this very classy and mature way of being goes an expectation that girls – YOU – will play the "damsel in distress" role to their big Thor manly man. Work hard, get passionate and outraged about what matters to you, and you'll launch yourself in to the world you want, not the world you're forced to deal with in high school.Veteran readers of this column know that you can't take high school (or middle school for that matter) as an indication of how real life will roll for you. Most of you are just going to have to suck up and deal with the warped rules of who gets attention, boyfriends/girlfriends, status and rewards until you are freed, I mean, graduate. Not long ago, one of the biggest tools I went to high school with called me up.
To gather this data, researchers had 500 people participate in speed-dating activities where they rated the physical attractiveness and intelligence of the people they were meeting.You will be conventionally feminine: cute, small, passive, bubbly and ditzy. Someday soon, you'll have much more freedom to choose the people you meet and hang out with.(Have you ever noticed how when girls act stupid in class they get big laughs from some guys? The girl who's breaking down the roots of class warfare isn't getting a lot of love.)Or it could be because they're acting like idiots. The unwritten rules of how to act and look like a cool guy plague both guys and girls throughout school. And you'll discover that a lot of the guys who used to act like idiots have come to their senses. She thinks twice before taking a role, and the parts she gets handed contain the substance she desires.“It’s not necessarily about taking the most obvious, blockbuster, sexy girl part.