Everyone has their own little quirks that go beyond using particular words they use or the kind of hairstyle they sport. Unique personalities can actually be seen in one’s style when it comes to socks. Yes, socks! The color and pattern of the socks you wear can say a lot about your personality and creative side.
For example, someone who wears grey, dark blue, or black socks is trying to conform to accepted societal rules and doesn’t want to stand out in the crowd. On the other hand, if your business suit reveals a flash of hot pink pair of socks, you will be seen as someone with individuality who is a non-conformer. A new study has shown that wearing a crazy pair of socks reveals bits of your personality and it’s seen as a positive thing.
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A flash is enough
Socks are the least noticeable part of your clothing, but if the pair you’re wearing is somehow noticed, it can tell a person whether you’re a conformer or a bit of a rebel with a mind of your own. Although the rest of your attire may make you appear to be part of the pack, it’s your socks that reveal the true you.
Crazy socks can give positive vibes
Silvia Bellezza, Francesca Gino and Anat Keinan from Harvard University. It has been published in the Journal of Consumer Insight. The study claims that although you may overtly try your best to conform, people view nonconformists as having more intellectual and creative potential who are capable of enjoying a higher social status. So, don’t be afraid to put on those leopard-print socks you’ve been eyeing for a long time. Wacky socks raise your worth in the eyes of others, who believe you are more intelligent and have the brilliance to do and think “outside the box”.
How are crazy socks perceived
An interesting phenomenon is “embodied cognition”, which states that how you dress affects your cognitive process. So, the crazy socks you wear will make you feel, look, and act with more confidence. They will cause you to stand out in the crowd; typically, people who have an off-track personality will always gain more attention from others. You will feel good about yourself as you are bold enough to experiment and show a different side to your personality. And remember, confidence leads to success!
In a nutshell, don’t shy away from items of clothing, however minor it is, to make your personality stand out and spread positive vibes.
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