dumb question? perhaps, but, i bet it has a realistic answer. human behavior, companies spend millions studying it. the question is, out of a group of people, all possesing the same salesmanship skills, and all knowledgable to the same level, would "the better looking" people have the edge in landing more work, or the more profitable work? i'm not talking about being neat and well groomed, i'm talking actual god given beauty. i was thinking back, to when i was a teenager, perhaps 12 or so, i was quite chubby. obviously, i didn't get the same attention from my female peers as the other boys who weren't overweight. the summer between 8th and 9th grade, i lost 40 lbs. i jogged, lifted weights,i was a complete and total different person when 9th grade started. one thing i noticed, first off, the chics payed alot of attention to me, something that had never happened before. but to my surprise, the guys seemed to treat me differently also. they seemed to have more respect for me. also, the teachers treated me differently, also seeming to take me more serious and have some respect. speaking to my counceler( i was a troubled youth) this topic came up, and she stated that studies showed that the better looking someone is, the more respect they get all around, from people of both sexes, and of all ages. now i'm not talking sexual attraction from the opposite sex, i'm talking just being treated better, in general, from people of both genders. so, anyone have any input on this? do looks matter?