or so goes one explanation for this study, which seems to show that women who rate themselves as pretty are more likely to “respond angrily” in disputes. They are also more likely to have higher expectations of what they deserve. Another explanation might be that higher self-esteem is a common cause for self-attributions of attractiveness and believing oneself to deserve good stuff. And that the latter will make one more prone to “respond angrily”. (The study also seemed to show that others agree with the women’s self-attributions of attractiveness. But that doesn’t undermine the alternative explanation, since that might well contribute to the higher self-esteem.)
thanks Jender-Parents and Vishal!