Attractiveness (or physical attractiveness) describes how appealing or pleasing a person's physical features and aesthetic beauty are. This varies greatly across different cultures and time periods but some traits are generally universal like facial symmetry and an overall healthy appearance. The physical attractiveness stereotype (hyperlink) is the tendency to perceive physically attractive people as intelligent, talented, confident, well-liked, and honest. As a result, good-looking individuals have more persuasive power than individuals of average or below average looks and has an advantage in job searches, elections, and even criminal trials.

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