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Toronto: A Canadian study confirms
the adage that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.
According to it, beautiful people leave much bigger impact on the beholder even
during their brief encounters.
People pay special attention to identify more accurately the personality traits
of people who are physically attractive than others during short encounters,
says the study by researchers at the University of British Columbia in
While previous research has shown that individuals tend to find attractive
people more intelligent, friendly and competent than others, the new study
confirms that people actually pay much closer attention to people they find
attractive, according to psychology professor Jeremy Biesanz who led the study.
The goal of the study was to determine whether a person's attractiveness impacts
others' ability to discern their personality traits, Biesanz has been quoted as
saying in a university statement.
As part of their study, the researchers placed more than 75 male and female
participants into groups of five to 11 people for three-minute, one-on-one
After each interaction, participants rated partners on physical attractiveness
and five major personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion,
agreeableness and neuroticism. Each person also rated their own personality.
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