Good-looking people tend to be happier but only when they have been thinking about how attractive they are, according to a study.
A newspaper conducted a research to find out whether happiness is related to one’s perception of how attractive they are.
Lukasz Kaczmarek of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland and his colleagues conducted a research involving 97 students. They were asked to take two questionnaires to determine their “life satisfaction” and “body satisfaction”.
The questionnaires had different set of order; half began with “life satisfaction” questions and the other half with “body satisfaction”.
The results of the people who answered body satisfaction questions first suggested that the ones who were confident about their looks tended to be happier than those who thought they are less attractive.
The researchers concluded that thinking about one aspect of our lives first — how good we look — tends to dominated our feelings and assumes a disproportionate importance in the moment.
“Body satisfaction as a focusing illusion may need to be considered by scientist as well as lay people who try to look better and be happier,” the paper concludes.