Science Says That Good-Looking Guys Are More Selfish

Science Says That Good-Looking Guys Are More Selfish

dolcegabbanacampaign5Like we didn’t know that already…

Anyway, this just in: The more attractive you are, the more likely it is that you’re a selfish prick.

At least according to a new study out of Brunel University London.

Researchers at the university tested a theory in evolutionary psychology that claims good-looking people have more to gain from inequality because they tend to have higher social status.

The team scored 125 male and female participants on their level of conventional attractiveness, including things like weight, waist-to-chest ratio for men, and waist-to-hip ratio for women.

Participants were then asked filled out a personality quiz which measured their attitudes toward inequality and selfishness. At the same time, they partook in an economics experiment in which they were given an amount of money then asked how they would share with someone else.

“We found that attractive men tended to be less egalitarian and less generous,” said Dr. Michael Price, the lead investigator and senior lecturer in psychology at Brunel University London.

Next, two groups of raters were brought in. The first group judged participants on their attractiveness. The second group judged them how altruistic and egalitarian they appeared based on their photos.

“We found that the ‘raters’ perceived better-looking men and women as being less altruistic and egalitarian,” Price said.

“Our results showed that, in fact, we may be justified in expecting more attractive men to behave in ways that are less favorable to economic and social equality,” he continued. “The results suggest that better-looking men may be biased towards being more selfish and less egalitarian.”

Price added that the study offers new insight into on why some guys may be more selfish than others.

“Several studies have suggested that wealthier people tend to care less about kindness and equality,” Price said. “But our study suggests that attractiveness is at least as important as wealth in influencing these attitudes.”

So there you have it, folks. Now, all you good-looking, smooth-talking fellas out there, stop being such selfish, unaltruistic assholes.

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  1. Mitch
    February 20, 04:48 Reply

    This is soooo wrong yet so right! Most good looking people are pricks (pun very very intended) including the self proclaimed ones.


    • Max
      February 20, 05:09 Reply

      I see what you did there.

    • trystham
      February 20, 09:57 Reply

      smh. I see what you did there too. I smelt restraint too

  2. Max
    February 20, 05:08 Reply

    Hahahaha hahahaha… Pink Panther. We’re gonna have a talk.
    This is true. I’ve always known.

  3. Pete
    February 20, 05:32 Reply

    Bia Pinky,sub me jeje

  4. Mercury
    February 20, 05:52 Reply

    This is soooo true, I should know.

  5. JArch
    February 20, 06:00 Reply

    This reminds me of a popular phrase that some folks use, when told a a guy is fine as hell but selfish or won’t “drop”

    “Abeg na fine face I wan chop!”

  6. Gad
    February 20, 06:25 Reply

    There is a common belief among the Igbos that good looking people are kind and agreeable while ugly ones are the opposite. I stand with that.

    • Pete
      February 20, 06:41 Reply

      Em em. Am I still Igbo?

    • Khaleesi
      February 20, 16:01 Reply

      yea, an older uncle of mine frequently says that when you see nasty people, their facial appearance often tells of how their characters will be – — i dont know whether to believe this or not,…

  7. Absalom
    February 20, 06:35 Reply

    People who are endowed in any way – intelligence, beauty, talent, wealth etc – and who get rewarded and recognised for this from an early age can end up feeling entitled and narcissistic.

    Which means more than half the human race is guilty of this kind of selfishness – not just attractive people.

    • Max
      February 20, 06:49 Reply

      Hahahahahahaha. Thank you.

    • Dennis Macaulay
      February 20, 06:50 Reply

      But absie some people without any of those things you mentioned are still narcissistic!

      A few names come to mind

      • Absalom
        February 20, 06:57 Reply

        LMAO, Dennis, my hand is not there!

      • Dennis Macaulay
        February 20, 07:09 Reply

        Where then is your hand? Cookie jar?


      • Mitch
        February 20, 08:19 Reply

        It just got dark in here! That shade was killing………………

        Dennis! Mind Yaself Oh

  8. jamie
    February 20, 07:19 Reply

    #Absalom & Gad said my mind. LOL

  9. Ace
    February 20, 07:20 Reply

    Errrm… Scientists, please tell us something we don’t know already like why I can’t take my eyes off big ass. These days I can’t control it. And God now cursed me with an endowed fitness instructor.

    • Max
      February 20, 07:29 Reply

      Me too. Cakes get me all hot and bothered. It wasn’t like that in the past

      • Ace
        February 20, 07:35 Reply

        Yeah. I wasn’t all that crazy for it in the past. I was more like a thick thigh/laps guy. Now? I literally stare! Especially at the gym where these guys will be dropping low to do squats right before my eyes. The struggle with erections no be here.

      • Absalom
        February 20, 07:36 Reply

        You have now spoilt na. How will you not be hot and bothered?

    • Mercury
      February 20, 07:39 Reply

      See them, cake mongers!!!!, I used to be that way, I look at cakes before I look at your face, and if u ain’t packing, we ain’t even talking. Flat people used to irritate me ehn.

      • Dennis Macaulay
        February 20, 08:01 Reply

        ****Hands lifted in worship, singing sinach and ignoring the man whores****

        I don’t gawk at cakes

      • Max
        February 20, 10:12 Reply

        @ Dennis, isi gini? Lemme not catch you.
        @Absalom, I’m still a chineked boy biko.

  10. Chizzie
    February 20, 08:45 Reply

    so in essence date ppl you and the general consensus find unattractive? I see… a certain imaginative somebody is doing cartwheels right now after reading this, as is a certain student in ibadan, and certain skinny boy with an unfulfilled vendatta.

    • Mitch
      February 20, 10:24 Reply

      Ah! Yes, the Queen of drama speaks!

    • trystham
      February 20, 10:32 Reply

      #sigh If u wanna take jabs, do it right. Its IFE. Any student in IB wud think its them now. Unattractive and STILL selfish…*throws hands in air in exasperation* Your life is sooo wrong

      Pinky, feel free to delete abeg

      • MacArdry
        February 21, 22:42 Reply

        Jabs that fell short of the mark?.
        Shouldn’t bother you none.

    • pinkpanthertb
      February 20, 13:07 Reply

      Ah Chizzie, the day you see that student from ibadan, you’ll eat your words. Trust me. Lol

      • Kel
        February 21, 22:32 Reply

        Wherever did you get the notion he is unattractive?.

  11. tobby
    February 20, 09:08 Reply

    so, just about how ugly am I?..

  12. Dimkpa
    February 20, 10:16 Reply

    Before we all start jumping at how unattractive and therefore unselfish we think we are. The article says ‘more likely’. What it conveniently left out is how much more likely. A 1% difference is more likely, so is 50. Articles like these leave out these matters in their bid to grab attention. Looking at the methods I also wonder who these ‘raters’ were and what qualification they have to judge character based on pictures. Shakespeare wrote in Macbeth that ‘There’s no art to tell the mind’s construction from the face’
    All in all I don’t think this study should inform anyone’s choice of a significant other.
    We should however try to be better people good looking or not, moreso for the not so goodlooking… maka na i bu ogbenye burukwa amosu… na im bad pass.

    • Mitch
      February 20, 10:35 Reply


      Being handsome or ugly is not the koko! The main thing is having a good character despite how ugly you look or how wonderful you THINK you look!


    • Gad
      February 20, 11:02 Reply

      *all to note and comply*

  13. s_sensei
    February 21, 20:08 Reply

    I agree with absalom. Endowment and humility rarely coexist.

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