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Bearded men look angrier than clean-shaven types when they are angry but happier when they are jolly say scientists

DailyMail.com
March 20, 2019
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EXCERPT:

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar for his dramatic transformation into rugged explorer Hugh Glass in The Revenant, but first won hearts as clean cut Jack Dawson in Titanic.

Now an Australian research team have come up with a convincing reason why Leo's performance as the fierce frontiersman may have sparked stronger audience reactions than his outing as a doomed passenger on the 1912 cruise liner.

Dr Belinda Craig, from the University of New England in Australia, lead the study into the effect of a bushier chin on men communicating their emotions and masculinity. 

She and her team found that people were quicker to recognise a bearded man's display of anger than that of an angry clean shaven man. 

They surveyed 700 people, asking them to rate the emotions and the intensity displayed on a range of male faces - bearded and not bearded.  

The team's results, in a recently published paper in Psychological Science, suggests that a beard changed the way a man's facial structure is seen and help people make a judgement about a man's anger and masculinity. 

'Beards emphasise the jaw... leading to faster recognition of anger,' she to The Times.  

But Dr Craig noted that it was harder to explain why men with beards appeared happier.  

David Dade, honorary president of the British Beard Club, told the The Times a bearded man has appear 'reliable' and 'trustworthy'.

'Many people [accept] that a bearded man seems kinder and more amenable and maybe more reliable and trustworthy.'

'This may be because a bearded man appears comfortable with himself,' he added. 

SOURCE: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6867435/Australian-scientists-say-bearded-men-look-angrier-clean-shaven-types.html

 

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Felix Estridge

They obviously don't know some of the a$$holes i know who grow beards.

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Drosselmeyer

I just saw this link on Drudge

gonna go with "bearded men seems kinder and more amenable and maybe more reliable and trustworthy.'

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Mervyn The Hired Hand

Maybe now we need a study of the effect of white beards compared to black or gray beards? Or full beards compared to goatees? Do white beards look softer? Which will more likely get you out of a traffic ticket with a policeman? Policewoman? Which color do dogs like best? Postal delivery folks want to know...

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Black River Santa
19 minutes ago, Drosselmeyer said:

I just saw this link on Drudge

gonna go with "bearded men seems kinder and more amenable and maybe more reliable and trustworthy.'

Jesus (need I say more), Moses, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Abe Lincoln, Col. Sanders, the Gorton Fisherman, SANTA... 

Of course the Hearder of Cats has a point and we could probably list a lot of - - s with beards... but hey it's just facial hair. It's the heart behind the beard that counts.

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Drosselmeyer
11 hours ago, Black River Santa said:

..... but hey it's just facial hair. It's the heart behind the beard that counts....

Amen to that !

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JollyFatMan

We must bear in mind that the study doesn't imply that bearded men are inherently angrier or jollier, just that they're perceived that way. 

 

I've always felt that a beard amplifies expressions, for better or worse. Between the moustache and beard outlining the mouth and thus drawing attention to it, and the beard itself exaggerating the jawline; it makes smiles look bigger, snarls look angrier, and neutral expressions look either sad or grumpy--which is exactly why we as Santas need to be ever-vigilant in regards to our facial posture; whether real-bearded or otherwise.

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Santa Johnny Boy

Now really,  don't you think that scientists would have better things to do?  :sc_hmm:

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TamaleClaus

Reading this and also reading the article that Drosselmeyer about beards, it appears that a lot of individuals down under, Australian  and New Zealand do a lot of research regarding this?  Guess they focus on the "important things" like beards and ignore quite a few of the more obvious issues of life in general.    Just an observation.  Too many individuals focusing on unimportant things.

Going for looks, and like was said before, its the Heart and Soul of the individual that really make a man, not appearances, wish researchers would focus on more important subjects, not just something that doesn't really count.

Getting down from my SOAP BOX, and walking away shaking my head.

 

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