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    Default The importance of looks in Korean Culture

    This is a great blog post about looks in Korean culture. Specifically males...

    I'll only take the first paragraph so you can get a preview, but you should click on the link to read the rest.

    Looks: a Brief Introduction


    Outward looks play a huge role in any culture; you would be lying to refute that. For example, I know when I step into a job interview, the (usually Caucasian) interviewer has already developed a mental image of what kind of person I am based on my looks: Asian, male, average height. If I had to guess, the mental image would be somewhat along the lines of, 'Good at math, bad at English, and lacks confidence.' The whole interview I battle with that ghost using a slew of techniques: I add a slight southern drawl to my English, make sure to have a firm handshake and great eye contact, and project my voice. The moment they realize I don't have an Asian accent, I see their eyes light up and it's as if I can almost hear them think, 'Oh, he's one of us!' Personal anecdotes aside, we make judgments based on appearance, and whether it's right or wrong, it's an undeniable truth.
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    So - unfortunately - true.

    Which seems to support the theory that beautiful looking people are at an advantage in society. This, however, works to a certain point; specifically in skill based professions.

    Any work execution requiring skills and/or smarts will eventually highlight the impracticality of a pretty face. Even in the acting field, I think acting talent trumps the looks. As looks are certainly important, I can't see how an actor or actress can grow and improve in their profession by just looks alone.

    Although the above example sounds quite human, if I was the boss, I'd fire that interviewer's backside for such immature decision making. Probably interviewers like these that told Steve Jobs he would never amount to anything.
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    How depressing. Good thing the country is not particularly high on my to-visit list...
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    If you watch their variety shows, there is always an emphasis on looks. :\
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    Hey....you replying to this thread a year laterz??

    HAHA!! And I agree with you Guo Xiang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ByTmE View Post
    Hey....you replying to this thread a year laterz??

    HAHA!! And I agree with you Guo Xiang.
    Yes I am, dear. But I must admit that I didn't notice the last posted date on some of the threads I replied to so I've been playing the part of a necromancer during my last visit. LOL
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