After 14 years of college to obtain a Masters and a Doctorate in the field of psychology, and working in the field for over 30 years, you can probably imagine the interesting studies that I heard and read about over the years. Just like a good joke - we usually only tend to remember the best ones we've heard. For me, the two studies that have stuck out most interesting in my mind are the ones that measured intelligence based on heels and balls.
WOMEN: did you know that studies have shown the HIGHER the heel you wear, the LESS intelligent you are? The study asked us to "think about it and take note" - the doctors, nurses, educators, lawyers, scientists, etc. they wear FLATS or LOW heels 90% of the time compared to those who were deemed less intelligent (ie: the study mentioned prostitutes and strippers) - they wear HIGH HEELS 90% of the time.
MEN: did you know that studies have shown that the men who prefer SMALL balls are MORE intelligent than those who prefer BIG balls. The study asked us to "think about it and take note" - even the clothing is more classy on golfers not to mention their overall class, linguistics, careers, material tastes, and gracefulness are too over those of basketball players.
When I think about it and compare with those I know, I would say that 95% of this study is RIGHT ON! Of course, I am proud to say that in my 20's when I was not very self-aware and all worried about fitting into the status quo, my heels were high. Ever since then, when I developed my career and avenue of study and found my self-confidence 27 years ago, I have been in flats and proudly so.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? If you "think about it and take note" next time you are sitting at a job interview - who will likely get the job? Who is dressed to match the job they are applying for? Quiz your date and find out if their interests and career choices match their heels or balls.
What about your friends, family members, and social circles?
Go ahead - really compare the above results to those you personally know -
DO YOU THINK THE STUDIES ARE ACCURATE?
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