Male attractiveness a threat?
Attractiveness is not always an advantage, saysMarko Pitesa, an assistant professor at the Universityof Maryland. It can backfire if you are perceived as athreat.
Interestingly, in Pitesa's study, it was maleattractiveness in particular, rather than female beauty, that made the most difference.
If the interviewer expected to work with the candidate as part of a team, then he preferredgood-looking men.
However, if the interviewer saw the candidate as a potential competitor, the interviewerdiscriminated in favor of unattractive men.
There was still a preference to cooperate with the attractive man and compete against theunattractive man.