The research question that I wish to propose is: Is the most physically attractive person
also the most credible person in communication?
As communication researchers ourselves, all
of us have experienced the nonverbal credibility that an attractive face seems to pose when a
deliberation is in progress.
To simplify, physical attractiveness are the dynamic, static, and
artifacts that a person may use to his advantage in order appear a certain way.
definition is somebody who is task-oriented, reliable, and an expert in a particular field of subject
The first question we must ask ourselves is what exactly defines attractiveness?
research, I have found definitions for the attractive face to be the one with the most symmetry, to
bear signs of cleanliness, and to be interpreted to the effect that the gender perspective makes all
For example, a strong chin, broad shoulders, and a broad shoulder length do not
make for an attractive woman, but rather make better masculine features for a man.
Garrido, Herroro (2004), the effects of facial attractiveness give way for people to form different
perceptions on how a person is viewed.
In this study, three-hundred and twenty-four Spanish
undergraduates were shown photographs on faces and had to rate the pictures based on
characteristics such as honesty, truthfulness, strength, dominance, intelligence, naiety, and
People with an attractive but “baby” face were perceived to be truthful, honest, but not
necessarily dominant or intelligent.
Those pictured as not the most attractive and symmetrical to
have characteristics of strength, dominance, and at times intelligence; although honesty and
truthfulness were not the most prevalent attributes that they were given.
Perception of attractiveness to others