TNI Bureau: Wanna look tough? Just shave your head. We have good news for the people, who are worried of hair loss. They can opt for a totally shaved head to appear tougher to others. The findings have been suggested by a recent study in this context.
The study offers that bald men appear tougher and more powerful than others. We find the outcome of this research to be true as in Hollywood, Bald men have often performed outstanding and well accepted by the audience in the roles for the dominant tough guys. May it be Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel or Telly Savalas, they have always won heart of the audience as tough guys on the screen.
Albert Mannes, a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and a balding man himself, carried out three experiments to know about how men who shaved their heads were perceived by others.
In the first experiment, nearly 60 participants were said to watch at a series of photos of men and to give their opinion that which ones out of them seems to be powerful, influential and authoritative. The exhibited list included men with differing amounts of hair. The outcome of the first experiment provided a list of men that included mostly bald persons.
In the second experiment, each subject was shown two images of the same person, one with hair and once digitally balded. But this time also the bald men perceived as more dominant.
At last in the final round the respondents were provided direct written and verbal descriptions and asked to opine but this time also shaved men again got the highest marks for being tougher.
So the research made by Manne brought out that men with shaved heads are not only perceived by others as more manly and dominant, but also stronger and having greater potential as leaders.
More interestingly, the researcher also found that men with thinning hair, who are on their way to become bald – were rated as less dominant than men who took the initiative to shave their heads altogether. So, it is better to shave the head at least to grab a tougher look.
The study was published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.