In the modern era, it is common to believe that what we do and how we act has an effect on are lives. The topic of this paper is “To what extent does attractiveness affect you success in life?”, this question was inspired by designs in the fashion industry and modeling, as it is interesting to see how dressing and acting certain ways can affect your carrier. This paper will cover secondary research online, primary research carried out and the facts that come from both. This paper discusses the ongoing debate on weather beauty does play a part in the success of people, this topic will go through much academic debate and criticism. The following paragraphs will be covering the information found on two non-psychology based articles. It will cover: what type of people get paid more, confidence, social skills, make up and when someone is more attractive than there interviewer. Firstly, it is important to know the meaning to these words, confidence: believe in yourself and your abilities, psychology: the scientific study of the human brain and its function, social skills: the personal skills needed for successful social communication and interaction.According to the 2016 Rachel Gillett article, attractive people get paid more. This is due to the Halo effect wear someone better looking is assumed to have a better personality. Due to this effect, there is a bias towards attractive people, leading to them getting paid more. A beauty in the workplace study carried out by Daniel Hamermesh of the University of Texas, found that a person who is considered above average looking they earn $20 an hour. This means that over a 40-year career they would earn $1.69 million this put them $0.23 million more than a below-average looking person. Another study conducted by Daniel Hamermesh found that a beautiful worker earns an average of approximately five percent more, in comparison to unattractive employees who can miss out on up to nine percent. There are a variety of thing apart from beauty that affect how much money people makes.A study carried out by Timothy Judge from the University of Florida established that for every inch (2.54cm) of height, a employee can earn an extra $789 per year. In addition to being tall, weight has an effect on how much you get paid. As reported by Ty Kiisel (2013) a worker having a BMI of more than 30 (which is considered obese) are paid less than average weight employees. Obese women get paid $8,666 less than an average employee, as well as obese men getting paid $4,772 less a year than the average worker raised from the research collected by the George Washington University (2004). Overall being tall, with a BMI below 30 has a distinct advantage in the business world.Investigations by Rachel Gillett 2016 present evidence that attractive people are more confident. As discussed earlier, the halo effect has a huge impact on how we view people. The halo effect also takes place with children, therefore as these children grow up, they are already living off this bias for a long period already. This is what makes attractive people have higher levels of confident.In addition to being confident, attractive people tend to also have better social skills. As stated by Markus Mobius & Tanya Rosenblat University of Michigan paper “why beauty matter” attractive people have better communication and social skills. There evidence shows that raising children with better social skills, is more likely to benefit them in their career, rather than raising their intelligence.Despite many people’s efforts to not judge others on their appearance, it is still common to judge a woman’s beauty by the amount of makeup she is wearing. In addition to ranking higher in competence and trustworthiness, heiglited in the 2013 Ty Kiisel article, women who wear makeup can earn more than thirty percent more than non-makeup wearing employees as found in an American Economic Review.Surprisingly, there are disadvantages to being georges. Explained in Heidi Grant Halvorson book, the ego of a job interviewer may be threatened if they are less attractive than the candidate. Therefore, the most likely route to take in order to avoid competition they would not hire themAlongside this information, the upcoming paragraphs will summarizes the key points from the phycology articles used to influence this paper.Ray Williams provides an interesting approach to this papers topic in his article “I’m successful because i’m beautiful”- how we discriminate (2012). In this article Mr Williams takes about a variety of things, the following paragraphs will cover: tall people, if being beautiful means your happy and female employment.As discussed previously, tall people are typically more successful. A british national child development study conducted by Daniel Nettle of the open university found that tall men have a lower possibility of being single or childless, stating that taller men are more likely to be found sexually attractive and more likely to find a ‘mate’. As stated earlier, Timothy Judge from the University of Florida found that taller people were paid more, however there are exceptions: Jake Welch (176cm), Bill Gates (179cm), Jim Patterson (173cm) and many others. Ray Williams talks about how many people typically assume attractive people are happier. According to a 3 decade study on physical attractiveness, conducted by Dr.Gordon Patzer humans are hard-wired to respond more positively to attractive people. “Good looking men and women are generally regarded to be more talented, kind, honest and intelligent than less attractive people” Dr. Patzer comments.”controlled studies show people go out of their way to help attractive people—of the same sex and opposite sex—because they want to be liked and accepted by good-looking people.”. What can draw from this information is that many people subconsciously help good-looking people, this is due to the fact that many people feel obliged to fit in (in this case, by helping what is seen as the more dominant or successful person). A study conducted by K.K Dion found that people tend to think that more attractive people are happier, outgoing, successful, kinder with more positive traits. However, this is not always the case. This is simply the halo effect.First impressions, weather people like it or not, have an effect on how people view us. Author of Erotic Capital:The power of attraction in the boardroom and bedroom, professor Catherine Hakim suggests professional women should be using there “erotic capital” (beauty, sex appeal, charm, dress sense, ect) to get ahead in there office. Being an expert in women’s employment and theories of female status in society, she finds the “beauty premium” to be an important economic factor in careers, justifying her statement a U.S survey found that attractive lawyers earn 10-12% more than their competitors. Another article by Ray Williams “How much easier is life for good-looking people”, in this article Williams takes about a variety of things, most of which were mentioned in his previous article. However, he also discusses how being better looking has an effect on weather you get hired and attractive people have it all. Getting hired can be a difficult process, especially when you up against attractive candidates. Good-looking people are not only thought of as “hireable”, in addition to “having all it takes to be successful in life” as quoted in Enbar Toledano’s book. A study carried out asking an interviewer to pair applicants photographs with information (college major, work experience, ect…), this end result showed the beauty bias of interviewers. In addition to this, being more physical attractive has shown that job candidates are also offered a higher starting salary, than there less attractive colleges.A study finding that attractive people are judged more positively by their peers carried out by Judith Langlois entitled “Maxims or Myths of Beauty?: A Meta-Analytic and Theoretical Review”, this study also found that attractive people are treated significantly better than there peres. Furthermore, they also found positive correlations with success, where better liked by others, had more dating and sexual experience and generally had better health. In addition to smaller correlations with extroversion (the state of being concerned primarily with things outside the self,with the external environment rather than with one’s own thoughts and feelings), traditionalism (a system of philosophy according to which all knowledge of religious truth is derived from divine revelation and received by traditional instruction.), self-esteem (an inordinately or exaggeratedly favorable impression of oneself.), social skills (the personal skills needed for successful social communication and interaction) and mental health (psychological well-being and satisfactory adjustment to society and to the ordinary demands of life). Phycologist Gregory Ciotti talks about how Beauty is the most powerful first impression in his article “The surprising power of a beautiful face”. In his article he takes about an experiment conducted in 1972 by psychologist Karen Dion, Ellen Berscheid and Elaine Walster. This test focussed on the halo effect. The subjects were given three photograph (which the researchers had rated: attractive, average and not so attractive) from which they had to judge 27 different personality traits. They were asked to assign personality traits to each person. After which, they were asked to judge where these people were happy, parenting and career status. The results were exactly what was expected,they assigned highly attractive people with the positive traits, thinking of them as stronger individuals then the others. In like mammar, they were also thought to be happier, more successful,better parents and having better jobs. A similar study conducted in 1974 gave essays to participants with a photo attached to it. Some received an essay with a attractive women on it, others received an essay with a unattractive women on it. The participants were asked to rate the quality of writing, however they did not know that both the essays were identical. The consequence of this was the essay with the attractive women was deemed better written, more in-dept and more creative than that of the unattractive woman’s. This shows that although they are the same, attractive people are given a subtle advantage above their peers.