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Shocker: Big Men Fare Better in the Office

A study from Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management found that overweight men were judged to be more persuasive than their male peers.

In one study, those interviewed agreed most strongly with the statement that “heavy people are more likely to be perceived as persuasive.”

However, the researchers found there was "no clear rationale or consensus for why weight should be relevant for many contemporary occupations."

The same observation did not extend to overweight women.

"Our studies provide convergent lines of evidence that suggest that people tend to view extra weight or size, at least, to be a positive contribution for men but not women."

Read more of the study here



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