Evidently balding has quite a psychological impact on men. Another men's blog wrote that men with visible hair loss are perceived to be older, weaker and less physically attractive. [Another hmmm!] This social stereotype negatively impacts the self-image of men suffering from hair loss. Men that suffer from hair loss report distress about the situation, feelings of physical unattractiveness and body image dissatisfaction. So it really is a kryptonite for many of you (if you're one of the men suffering from this).
So why are we writing about this? I'm here to say screw the negative social BS. Statistically speaking, bald men are more successful. That's right, if male pattern baldness is your kryptonite, then why not choose to be Lex than Superman? Let me elaborate.
People perceive bald men to be more dominant. A lot of business and sports world heavy weights are bald... Michael Jordan, Jeff Bezos (the guy who started Amazon), Steve Jobs, Steve Ballmer (Microsoft & Clippers), Captain John Luc Picard (of the USS Enterprise, the space kind :).
According to Albert Mannes, a researcher from the University of Pennsylvania, 1) men with shaved heads were rated as more dominant than similar men with full heads of hair, 2) men whose hair was digitally removed were perceived as more dominant, taller, and stronger than their authentic selves, 3) extend these results with nonphotographic stimuli and this demonstrates how men experiencing natural hair loss may improve their interpersonal standing by shaving.
So there you have it men. If you're a nice guy with a full set of well groomed hair, you'll be nothing more than a guy in tights sporting underwear outside those pants... a nice handsome guy with definitive Kryptonite. But if you want to succeed and dominate this world... simply shave your head [and why not be Lex Luthor] and rise to the top and soar like the Bald Eagle!