Is there such thing as being too attractive? Apparently so, as we look at a thesis by Mehng on a unique case of Debrahlee Lorenzana who was fired for distracting workers by being ‘too attractive.’ However, the details of the case aren’t as simple as they seem, and if Debrahlee was both attractive but also narcissistic in her personality, then that would make her seem extremely unlikeable, leading us to a theory where being attractive but having a poor personality, has more of a ‘double effect’ on a persons likeability than being regular in looks but with negative personality traits.
- Timming, A.R., Baumann, C., & Gollan, P.J. (2021). Employee voice and perceived attractiveness: are less attractive employees ignored in the workplace?
- When physical attractiveness does not benefit: Focusing on interpersonal relationship, target employee personality, and career success. Si Ahn Mehng University of North Carolina at Pembroke