Research Shows Attractive People Less Likely to Wear Masks

Himalaya Times
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A research found that those who believe they are beautiful are less inclined to wear masks.

According to a research released earlier this year, those who consider themselves attractive are less likely to use masks to avoid COVID-19.

Researchers questioned 1,030 individuals to rate their own attractiveness, likelihood of wearing a mask, and if various events, such as a job interview or walking the dog, influenced their inclination to wear one.

The more attractive a person thinks they are, the less likely they are to wear a mask because they believe it makes them less appealing. According to a research published in the Frontiers of Psychology journal in late January, the less beautiful someone felt they were, the more likely they were to wear a mask.

The former group was less inclined to theoretically wear a mask for a job interview, but the later group was more likely to do so.

"Our findings suggest that mask-wearing can shift from being a self-protection measure during the COVID-19 pandemic to a self-presentation tactic in the post-pandemic era."

People were less likely to worry about their appearance when performing mundane tasks like as walking a dog, and hence were less driven to wear a mask. Those who consider themselves beautiful, on the other hand, are more likely to feel the need to create a good impression.

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