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The real reason kids don’t like you, according to science

Children’s perception of a person’s trustworthiness is related to how attractive they think they are, according to a recent study.

The study was carried out by Dr Fengling Ma and Dr Fe Xu of Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, and Dr Xiaming Lu of Wenzhou Medical University, China. The researchers used two groups of participants – children and adults, as the Independent reports.

The groups were given 200 neutral male faces and were given the task of rating them on attractiveness and trustworthiness. The ratings for trustworthiness and attractiveness correlated. The relationship between them grew closer the older the people surveyes were.

Another study found that people who are considered conventionally attractive are smarter, more successful and more outgoing.

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