15 Aug '11, 4am

Attractive people are less likely to be cooperative and more likely to be selfish, a study suggests

Attractive people are less likely to be cooperative and more likely to be selfish, a study suggests

A new study suggests that people blessed with attractive symmetrical faces are less likely to be cooperative and more likely to be selfish. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO A new study suggests that people blessed with attractive symmetrical faces are less likely to be cooperative and more likely to be selfish. The Observer, a British Sunday newspaper, this week reported the result of research by Santiago Sanchez-Pages, who works at the universities of Barcelona and Edinburgh, and Enrique Turiegano, of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. 'As people with symmetrical faces tend to be healthier and more attractive, they are also more self-sufficient and have less of an incentive to co-operate and seek help from others. Through natural selection over thousands of years, these characteristics continue to the present day,' the pair wrote in a paper to be presented at the annual Nobel La...

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