SwitchBoard                                           April 24 - May 7, 1995


Although everyone would like to believe that substance always triumphs over style when it comes to career success, a quick stroll through the offices of nearly any large corporation indicates differently. We asked 421 college-educated MELVIN readers which was more important to job success, brains or beauty, and compared this with their actual career performances to date.

Which is more important, brains or beauty?

Average yearly income (excluding students):

Respondents stating that brains are more important than beauty:

Respondents claiming genius level or higher IQ:

Respondents rating their physical attractiveness as 7 or higher on a scale of 1-10:

Respondents stating that beauty is more important than brains:


Then again...

Average GPA of students claiming genius level or higher IQ:

Average GPA of students claiming above average or lower IQ:

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