Individual differences have always had a significant effect on the way people are viewed and treated in our world. I looked into a specific topic regarding individual differences: how physical attractiveness affects the hiring process.
One specific study concluded that being attractive is an advantage when applying for a job, but not necessarily when that job is gender dominant for the opposite of the applicant's gender. This means that when an attractive woman applies for a job in a typically male dominant field, such as an engineer, she is less likely to get the job because she is considered to be attractive.
This study also showed that the attractiveness bias is significantly high. I find it odd then that jobs are required to not show bias with things such as race, gender, or ethnicity, but attractiveness is nowhere to be found on that list.
Hiring isn't the only thing that has an attractiveness bias in our world, I feel like being attractive is looked at as one of the most important features a person can have. It affects things outside of just getting hired for a job, such as the people one dates or even a jury decision. This bias has seemed to only get worse as well. How far is our society willing taking this whole attractiveness bias before something is done?