Depending on how you perceive socks, they can show off your individuality, personality and non-conformed attitudes. Sounds crazy? We read a new study, which has found that the wacky and crazy socks you choose to wear say a lot about you and can also say a lot about how people see you.
According to study published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people who are not conformists can be seen as more high status and more competent people than those who conform to social norms.
Honestly, choice of wearing bright neon, colour-striped, or tiger socks found people who have shown to intentionally choose to wear wacky socks as having increased status and competency in the others eyes. People have the potential to see you as more brilliant, creative and successful. So, If the corporate business man dressed up in a smart, expensive suit only for his clients wears his bright pink socks, the boldness of man choice can show to the client to be deliberately rebellious and proud.
The perception of funny and amusing socks
If you bust out the wacky patterns and crazy colours then there may be something else going on – embodied cognition. This is an interesting concept about how our clothing choices affect our cognitive processes. When we wear our silly and crazy socks, we can demonstrate our uniqueness and our confidence. It’s helping us get into the mindset of feeling good about ourselves, having the confidence to wear whatever we want and embrace it. It’s this perception that helps us to slightly achieve more success without lack of bravery or confidence. This is also reflected in a carefree attitude to societal trends and what people generally think of us.
So, if you’re a lover of fun and outlandish socks, then go out into the world and embrace them. You can give people an insight into your rebellious, unique personality and they can hold you in good status as a result!