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How looks influence the professional career

What position someone achieves within a company depends on many factors. One factor that should definitely not matter is the looks of the person. Multiple studies prove that attractiveness is conducive to the career development to a certain degree. The more attractive a person is, the more positive character traits are assigned to her and the more opportunities she gets.

This becomes problematic for women in male dominated professions. Especially good-looking women often find it difficult to get into a leadership position or to gain necessary respect. The more attractive a woman is, the less classical leadership qualities, such as assertiveness, consistency and power are credited to her. Accordingly, she is considered less suitable for a management position. This mistrust not only comes from men, but also other women who resent attractive female leaders.