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Originally posted by trina1How does a person's style affect your impression of them, or the impression they make on you?
Honestly, with me a person's style does affect the impression they make on me. Yes, I do pay more attention to someone who is well dressed because not only does it show their style but also it tends to lead you into thinking that they are someone who is organized, someone who takes care of themselves and doesn't just walk around looking like a mess.
I don't know about respecting them more. It would be unfair to give more respect to someone just because their style isn't right. I mean, yes your style does matter but it also depends on how long you've known the person. If i'm meeting someone for the first time then most likely I would give them more respect if they were dressed better.
Lots of people are intelligent yet fail to carry that style with them. I guess you can't really call someone more intelligent just because they have a stronger style quotient however there's nothing wrong with being intelligent and have a little bit of style. I'd totally like that combination - intelligent and style-conscious =]
Sometimes people do influence me.. depending on what it is though. Ah, most of the time if i'm talking about style and me wanting to have something that another person does, I'd say women.
However, men influence me with their style statements too. ;) They just look a whole lot better. LOL.
Aww, I agree Trins. A lot of the times, I don't even listen to people who look like that.
In my opinion, I do think it's a human trait. I mean, everyone does it one time or another. It's just the whole impression thing that comes back again. How serious are you going to take a person dressed like a clown? You aren't. That's just how it is. I mean, with me atleast, one time or another i've assessed all the people that I've met. I guess it just comes naturally sometimes.
I agree with the quote "Don't judge a book by its cover" but I also agree with you. They should atleast be neat and well-groomed. However, if in some cases there's some reason that you can't be. . or if there's a valid enough reason that I'm willing to overlook being "neat and well-groomed" as well.
What I feel - you should be neat and well-groomed.. create your own style people. You don't need to look the best to be treated the best.
EDIT: I forgot to mention how awesome this DOTW is!
Edited by Bubbly_Shelly - 09 June 2009 at 5:49pm