Which Is More Important : Appearance vs Personality

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English essay hw Aimee 8A Which is more important appearance or personality? If people could see inner beauty, they wouldn’t care about the outer beauty. Too bad people can’t see each other’s inner beauty. Since we live in a physical world, we go on appearance. When people first look at you, they look at your appearance, whether you’re beautiful, handsome, or not. People who are generally better looking will tend to have more advantages. Maybe some people think personality is more important, like being nice, caring, etc is more important, unfortunately, the world sees physical well first, and when they get to know the person they will know the person’s personality. I mean, who doesn’t want to be born pretty? About personality, we can…show more content…
Because, I think other people choose to interact with them, to spend time near them, talk with them, buy insurance from them, and hire them as employees. They attract people by their beauty, and therefore they can get more money than people with not good-looking appearance. When we look at attractive people, we have a tendency to think that they are funnier, more friendly, more intelligent, more exciting, in possession of better social skills, are more interesting, poised and even more independent. This is the perfect example of 'halo effect'. The 'halo effect' is the idea that global evaluations about a person (e.g. she is likeable) bleed over into judgments about their specific traits (e.g. she is intelligent). Hollywood stars demonstrate the halo effect perfectly. Because they are often attractive and likeable we naturally assume they are also intelligent, friendly, display good judgment and so on. In the same way politicians use the 'halo effect' to their advantage by trying to appear warm and friendly, while saying little of any substance. People tend to believe their policies are good, because the person appears good. It's that simple. We look at attractive people, and we start judging them, about their traits, thinking that they’re

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