Worried about all that hair you’re losing or have lost? Well, you can stop worrying. A study has found that bald men are perceived as more attractive, confident, and dominant than their follicly-blessed counterparts regardless of race.
Researchers from The University of Pennsylvania arrived at that conclusion after giving three major tests to male and female college students and asking them to rate images of men according to attractiveness, confidence and dominance. The Independent quoted them as saying:
“Choosing to dispense with one’s hair is arguably a form of non-verbal behaviour, a form of expression which communicates information about the self otherwise difficult to observe.”
Subjects in the first study rated men with shaved heads as more dominant than similar men with full heads of hair. In the second, they perceived men whose hair had been digitally-removed as taller, more dominant and stronger than their authentic selves.
Extending the results of the first and second studies with nonphotographic stimuli, the third study demonstrated how men experiencing hair loss may improve their interpersonal standing by shaving everything off.
This goes out to all our balding readers: Instead of adding to the multi-billion-dollar hair loss and prevention industry, just relinquish control, let nature take its course and let that scalp shine. It might sound counterintuitive, but doing so will increase your interpersonal standing on many dominance-related traits.
That said, are you now more likely to shave your head bald, if you haven’t already? Let us know in the comments section below.