People With Dark Personalities Tend to Create a Physically Attractive Veneer

  title={People With Dark Personalities Tend to Create a Physically Attractive Veneer},
  author={Nicholas S. Holtzman and Michael J Strube},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={461 - 467}
Which personality traits are associated with physical attractiveness? Recent findings suggest that people high in some dark personality traits, such as narcissism and psychopathy, can be physically attractive. But what makes them attractive? Studies have confounded the more enduring qualities that impact attractiveness (i.e., unadorned attractiveness) and the effects of easily manipulated qualities such as clothing (i.e., effective adornment). In this multimethod study, we disentangle these… 

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