Don’t judge a book by its cover. Nevertheless, appearance has always been, is and will be the measure of human perception of others. Cosmetics for the female face, so one of the ways of adaptation, the tool with which to enhance his status in the team.
And how do you take makeup colleagues? How does it affect my career growth? Generally positive, but men and women see it differently. Researchers from two British universities — Stirling and Sonsi has found that if women makeup colleagues — a signal of dominance, the men — a sign of authority. And dominance, and authority — the tools by which people achieve high status in society. Those who adhered to a strategy of domination, ready to use on your way towards your goals of strength and fear. Reputable people have qualities that encourage others to follow their lead without coercion. Processed photos of real women neat “digital makeup”, researchers invited men and women to rate the images before and after the procedure.
It turned out that a bit of makeup on my face, as expected by the researchers, makes the woman in the photo is more attractive in the opinion of representatives of both sexes. However, assessing the social status of men used the term credibility, while female dominance. Thus, one and the same makeup was for strong and weak gender marker different statuses. Assessing men’s reaction, the researchers explain it by the fact that men are generally physically stronger than women, they usually don’t directly compete with the ladies, proving his superiority. In addition, attractiveness, and credibility — quality positive. People are prone to cognitive biases and very often carry an overall positive impression for the individual features.
Women’s consciousness perceives the makeup colleagues otherwise. A foreign attraction to women a source of danger, potential attempt, trying to steal her man. In addition, the presence of attractive persons of the same sex, and implicitly raises doubts about the merits of their own. In the study, attractiveness and makeup are nearly synonymous. It turns out that makeup makes women jealous? To test this hypothesis, the researchers conducted a second round of interviews. The girls were invited not only to rate the attractiveness of women in the paired images, but were asked to answer the question: “would the woman in the photos cause jealousy, communicating with your partner?” The hypothesis was correct. Makeup makes women around jealousy, and it can be one of the reasons that fictional person is perceived as dominant.
In addition, it was found that women seem to instinctively know how the makeup affects the male point of view, and I know that the cosmetics they become more attractive and authoritative for members of the opposite sex. Researchers believe that make-up, depending on the social circle, may promote or impede social interactions. For example, “put dust in the eye,” you can increase the opinion about their competence. Ladies should not forget going for an interview for HR officer-male.