Research has shown that when women and men look at gorgeous women's success, they immediately tend to credit their success to their looks, and not any talents or brains they possess.
Actually, beauty has both positive and negative effects on us. Chances are she'll be taken more seriously by a male, but not by many. If she's being constantly scrutinized by other women – which are most often the case, then the highly attractive woman is at a big disadvantage, due to jealousy and competition.
Some of the most beautiful people you may know feel more depressed more often than some of the most unattractive people.
Beauty is a blessing and a curse; equally likely to attract a poet as a pimp. Everyone wants to know how you are doing, what you’re doing, etc. not to make you feel better than you already are, but to make themselves feel better.
Yes, beautiful women do get many compliments, and it can feel nice, but when most of the comments and questions are on the basis of their physical looks, this is when it starts to be annoying. Now, seriously, didn’t you know that beautiful women have brains, too?
Sometimes, it is much better not to give any compliments at all than to keep pointing out how attractive on the outside a person is.
It can be understood, though, it’s how the average human brain works: When we meet someone for the first time a first impression is about looks; only later do things such as personality, brains and character start to take on meaning.
Beauty does make a difference. Beautiful women get more attention, attract more men and get more compliments from them.
But are the beautiful lucky enough to be born with beauty? No, they aren’t.
Programmed by the surroundings from the early age, and as a girl, a beautiful woman, constantly fawned upon, approached and presented with numerous options starts to see this as the norm. This sets up a powerful self image and expectations for the best. She starts expecting others to treat her with admiration and respect, and expects things to be handed to her on a silver platter -- a princess syndrome. This early programming pattern, if not got rid of, may lead to great disappointments, further to depression. While getting older she realizes that it’s not all about looks and she wants to be recognized for her other qualities and personality as well, and not just superficially viewed upon. Added to this the fact that many will try to take advantage of her looks, the things start getting worse.
Another thing: Many women get obsessive over their looks, so but if they find a blemish, a wrinkle or a flaw, it can throw them into a panic. Now’s how they start considering drastic measures like plastic surgeries, extreme workouts, diet gurus, etc. It’s clearly seen that their self-image becomes distorted. In beautiful women with distorted self-image or low self-esteem, there is a tendency to think that they have no talent, no intellect, no redeeming qualities other than their looks.
Then there are beauties who constantly experience harassment for their beauty so they feel the need to protect themselves by withdrawing. Whether subconsciously or consciously - those arround her tend to look for a reason to treat her as less than a person. Due to this behaviour, a beautiful woman can come across as aloof and arrogant. But all she really wants is to be appreciated for who she really is without judging and condemning.