Blonds Are More 'Warlike'

Getting more attention makes them more aggressive: study
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 18, 2010 3:50 AM CST
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(Newser) – Blonds might have more fun, but they definitely have more aggression, researchers claim. Fair-haired women are far more likely to fight for their rights than brunettes or redheads, new research has found. They slip into a “warlike” streak because they attract more attention than others and are used to getting their way, scientists theorize. Women who dye their hair blond quickly become bossier, researchers find.

“We expected blonds to feel more entitled than other young women—this is southern California, the natural habitat of the privileged blonde,” said Aaron Sell, lead researcher of the University of California study. "What we did not expect to find was how much more warlike they are than their peers on campus.” But while blonds were more likely to "go to war" to get what they wanted, they were less likely to engage in physical confrontation—possibly to ensure they preserve their looks.

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