Personality really does matter when it comes to attractiveness.
During a discussion about hip-hop celebrities, a long-time friend commented about rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z, “You know, he’s not really that ugly; he seems like a fun person.” I agreed and this comment got me thinking. Jay-Z is a perfect example of how personality can become more important than physical beauty in judgments of attractiveness
So what is so remarkable about Jay-Z’s personality? For one, Jay-Z has confidence in himself. Not arrogance, but confidence. People like confident people and they like to be around confident people. A confident person is sure of himself, no matter how he looks, which has the ironic effect of making him more appealing.
Another outstanding trait of Jay-Z’s is creativity. The creative person challenges themselves and others to think of the world to think in new, original ways. Others can’t wait to see what the creative person will think or do next; they are allured by their intelligence of thought and expression.
Who doesn’t love a fun person? Jay-Z appears to be a person who is fun to be around. Others get the sense that life will never be dull when he’s around. It’s hard to not be attracted to someone who brings color, laughter, and entertainment with him wherever he goes.
Related to his creativity, Jay-Z is unique. Unique people draw others toward them — people can’t help but like them. People know that the unique person has characteristics that can’t be easily found elsewhere, and does what other people never even think of.
Despite not being the most conventionally handsome man, Jay-Z has personality. He is distinctive — his personality takes on a life of its own. And when your personality is that big, you don’t need to be a “10” on the scale of physical beauty.
Disclaimer: Certainly, some people do think Jay-Z is ugly. Possibly, many people. But this post is not about those people.