Bald Men Are Perceived As Dominant According To A Very Comforting Study

Bald Men Are Perceived As Dominant According To A Very Comforting Study

For everyone out there who wasn’t blessed with a head of fresh lettuce to rival the All Grandex Hair Team, don’t give up hope. A recent study covered in Business Insider found out that men with completely shaved heads were actually perceived as more dominant, stronger, and even taller than their hairy counterparts.

From Business Insider:

To get to those conclusions, Mannes did a number of clever experiments.

• In the first experiment, participants were shown photos of men with hair and men with shaved heads and asked to rate their levels of dominance and agreeability.

• In the second, participants were shown pictures of the same men with hair and with their hair digitally removed, so they looked shaved.

• In the third, participants read identical descriptions of men — except for whether they had thick hair, thinning hair, or shaved heads — and rated them on different aspects of personality, from dominance to agreeability to attractiveness

As someone who can barely grow an acceptable kale patch on his head, this is huge news. My grandfather (on my mom’s side, fuck) was completely bald by age thirty, and I’m sure my time is coming, but this new information totally revitalized my outlook. To everyone out there spending a fortune on Rogaine and hair transplants, or just plain throwing their dignity away with a toupee, fear not. All you have to do is finish up the five stages of grief, accept your hair is leaving you like it just found out you were banging it’s sister, and go completely bald.

Join the likes of Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson and be respected by your peers. The only downside is that being bald is still found less attractive than having a full head of hair, but fuck it. It’s better to feared than loved right?

[via Business Insider]

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