Physical Characteristics and Difficult Behavior


In today’s world, people are greatly affected by the notion of being perfect physically. Concerns towards their physical characteristics have shown a sharp increase. No doubt, TVs and print media have been acting as catalysts when they repeatedly show how important it is to maintain physical perfection.

They try to follow and look like the models that are being portrayed and in this process, end up blaming their gene pool. What has physical appearance has to do with the difficult behavior in later life? We know that, First impression is always the last impression and the fact is physical appearance is a major determinant in the first impression we have.

Although there is no link between how a person looks and his talents, study shows looks determine how a person’s talent is perceived by others. Our physical characteristics easily help us leave a positive impact in our workplace, our genes play an important role in determining our behavior in the workplace.

Studies show that if a person has good looks, has great hair, is tall and well-proportioned, he/she has a better chance of getting hired that others when work qualifications are otherwise equal. If our physical characteristics help us creating a positive impact on people around in the workplace, we tend to relate positively with the fellow people around.

Physical Characteristics

On the contrary, if our physical characteristics doesn’t favor the usual model rules, we tend to develop certain negative behaviors. Personal dissatisfaction and seclusion from the environments lead us to create some negative image.

Although under the anti-discrimination laws, discrimination based on visible characteristics, such as age, sex, race, nationality and disability is illegal and punishable, yet many employees reportedly face a “glass ceiling” when it comes to their workplace. This could result in isolation, introversion, lack of confidence, suspicion, lack of personal care, skepticism, pessimism, bitterness’, anger and hostility. This might well require mental health professional assistance if gone to an extreme limit.

How would a supervisor help with improving or improving a person’s physical attributes, so what could be the answer to the last question of the previous exercise? The best possible thing would be to ignore the physical attributes, while concentrating on the skills and talents they show in the workplace. In the coming chapters, you will see how to do this quite effectively.