Persons are much less prone to put on masks to stop COVID-19 in the event that they see themselves as handsome, in keeping with a research revealed earlier this yr.
Researchers requested 1,030 individuals to self-evaluate how enticing they deemed themselves, how possible they have been to put on a masks and if sure conditions, corresponding to a job interview or strolling the canine, impacted their willingness to put on one.
The extra enticing an individual perceives themselves, the much less possible they have been to put on a masks as a result of they thought the masks made them much less enticing. Inversely, the much less enticing somebody discovered themselves, the extra possible they have been to put on a masks, in keeping with the research within the Frontiers of Psychology journal revealed in late January.
The previous group was much less prone to hypothetically put on a masks for a job interview, whereas the latter group was extra prone to put on a masks in that circumstance.
“Our findings counsel that mask-wearing can shift from being a self-protection measure in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic to a self-presentation tactic within the post-pandemic period.”
For mundane actions corresponding to strolling a canine, individuals have been much less prone to care about their seems and thus, have been much less motivated to put on a masks. However those that see themselves as enticing have been nonetheless extra prone to really feel the necessity to make a great impression.