Hairy men tend to be seen as manly, strong, and even attractive. But according to researchers, men with hairy chests may also have another quality that can be added to that list— intelligence. According to researcher and psychiatrist Dr. Aikarakudy Alias, men who have hairy chests tend to be more educated, have better jobs, and higher grades than their male counterparts.
Hairy chests. Who would have thought that hairy chests would be associated with success and intelligence and not tacky 80s adult film movies? Thanks to Dr. Aikarakudy Alias, men with hairy chests are now earning the respect they deserve.
Research. His research, which took place over the course of two decades, has led him to believe that body hair and intelligence are somehow correlated. Alias performed research on medical students in the US and found that 45 percent of the men training to be doctors had hairy chests.
Grades. To further back up his claim, Alias noted that men in India who were studying to become engineers and doctors also had hair chests. “When academic ranking amongst students was examined, the hairier men got better grades,” said Alias, as reported by the Independent UK.
Smart. Furthermore, Alias then went on to study men who were members of Mensa and found that most of the men who belonged to the group had not just chest hair, but back hair as well. However, he did say that there have been certain men in history who lacked body hair yet were still smart.
Body hair. “Men with plentiful body hair tend to be more intelligent, but there are also very intelligent men with little or no body hair. Albert Einstein had no body hair,” said Alias, as reported by the Independent UK.
Good for you. When it comes to body hair in general, several experts have been quick to point out that having a lot of it could actually be good for you. According to expert Des Tobin, having hair on your body is vital for protecting your skin.