Going Bald Will NOT Hinder Your Career Potential

Bald man at work

So many men believe balding will negatively impact their career potential, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

The only way your career can suffer because of hair loss is due to a lack in confidence, insecurities, no willpower and ultimately, overthinking the small things.

However, men with shaven heads are perceived as being more masculine, more dominant and better suited for leadership roles, as reported in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal in 2012.

It’s worth reading the study for your personal perception on the author’s findings – some interesting observations, especially around what people say when they see the same men with or without hair.

The thing I want you to understand here is that losing your hair, or even shaving it all the way is NOT going to have an adverse effect on your career prospects, it might in fact actually increase your chances of that promotion or land you that major deal.

We’ve talked a lot about opening new doors once you have come to terms with your hair loss, finishing off what genetics has started will improve your well-being and give you a social and psychological lift, the push you needed to take that chance at work or in a new career.

There are other studies and plenty of articles on the web about how perception can become reality, I’m not saying that men with shaven heads or the bald guy make any better leaders than you’re average Joe, but if you demonstrate leadership and look like a leader then opportunities will come your way.

How you are perceived affects how people treat you – this in turn can offer you opportunities you thought never achievable before, especially when your confidence was at an all-time low.

If you are struggling at work and you think this is down to your hair loss causing you emotional and psychological problems, then read these words carefully. You ARE NOT going to lose your job because you’re losing your hair.

If anything, embracing your look, getting some style and becoming more noticeable at work might even see you rise the corporate ladder. Be confident, become more dominant, look and act like a leader and remember perception is reality.

Paul Inman

Paul Inman is the founder of The Bald Gent. As the main contributor to TBG, Paul has years of knowledge, experience and stories to share with our users. His insights, advice and blogs form the backbone to everything we do and what makes being a true gent so important to the ethos of TBG.

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