Beauty contests with a twist: the attraction of looks and height

Research summarized in the New York Times, April 6, 2006 at C3, confirms what may seem intuitively plain: “Being good looking seems to be strongly associated with self-confidence, a trait that is apparently attractive to employers.” To compound this advantage in the contest of physiognomy, let’s face it, “employers overestimated the productivity of beautiful people.”

This reminds me of the studies that show that height above normal correlates with higher income.
The point is that when you interview to fill a position in your law department, look carefully at your possible bias for particular physical specimens. Legal prowess isn’t only skin deep.

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