Confirmed: Beautiful people with symmetrical faces more likely to be selfish

As part of the study, due to be unveiled later this month, participants were given the option of being a ‘dove’ and cooperating with others for shared benefit, or taking on the role of a ‘hawk’.

As ‘hawks’ they had the chance to gain more if the other participant chose to be a ‘dove’.

Scientists then analysed their faces and discovered that those with more symmetrical facial features were more inclined to be hawks.