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Ugly people more likely to be bullied at work: study

by Victoria Taylor
Publication: New York Daily News

August 2, 2013


Research from Notre Dame and Michigan State showed that bullies tend to torment co-workers they consider unattractive, and that we as a society are ‘more influenced by attractiveness than we are willing to admit.’

Good-looking popular kids will continue to pick those they think are less-attractive even after high school, according to a recent study.

Research published in the journal Human Performance found that workplace bullies are more likely to single out colleagues they consider unattractive.

Professors Brent Scott of Michigan State University and Timothy Judge of the University of Notre Dame surveyed 114 health care workers about how often their co-workers said hurtful things, made fun of them or were outright rude.

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