While browsing the latest dating app, have you ever stopped and wondered .
“why are so many of the good looking people jerks?＂
Well, it turns out that there’s a simple explanation for this phenomenon.
If we make a little graph of niceness VS good looks,we can start to get an answer.
First, we have to assume that people are equally spread across this chart
meaning some people are mean and ugly
some are ugly and nice
some are good looking and mean
and some are good looking and nice!
当然 这些对人的看法都是基于你个人的口味和你对 颜好心善的评判标准
Of course, this is based on your subjective taste, and what you find beautiful and nice.
Now if you think about it, you probably have zero interest in people who you find mean and ugly,
meaning your pool of potential mates gets a bit smaller.
And truthfully you probably prefer a certain combination of niceness and good looks.
Ultimately, we’re left with a triangle of people you find acceptable and give attention to in the first place.
但现在 朋友圈里所有剩余的没那么吸引你的人 都很善良
But now, 100% of the people left in your pool who aren’t that attractive to you are nice
他们必须这样 不然你都不会注意到他 毕竟如果一个人
– they have to be otherwise you wouldn’t pay them any attention.
After all, if somebody is nice, you’re less likely to be critical of their appearance
which brings down the average of nice people’s looks.
To the same token, almost half of the people that is beautiful to you,are mean.
再一次 如果某人为人刻薄 你就会要求他颜值高 这才能吸引你关注他们
Again, if somebody is mean, you likely require that they be really attractive for you to give them many attention,
which makes it seem like more attractive people are jerks.
如果我们想的更远一点 我们可以假设那些颜好心善的人 都是抢手货
If we take this a step further we can assume that people who are both hot and nice are the best catches
and get swept off the market more quickly,further increasing your perception and bias.
We can see a similar thing happen with food
– do you ever wonder why it seems that healthy foods just don’t taste as good?
Well ,let’s use our chart – Yumminess vs Healthiness.
Of course, in reality this chart probably isn’t evenly distributed,
because food is often created to specifically taste good, so the right hand side of the graph is likely
more dense. Regardless, we can take out all the foods that don’t taste good and aren’t
even good for you, because why would you bother eating them? But of the foods left over that
you do eat, now 100% of the foods that don’t taste good are good for you!
Just like the dating graph, it’s because of the people or foods that you don’t pay
attention to, that your perception becomes skewed.
回到约会上 这很真实 在你看来颜值高的人更像是混蛋
Back to dating, and it’s true. From your perspective, good looking people are more
likely to be jerks – but it’s because of who you pay attention to in the first
place. You simply ignore the ugly jerks!
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