Can clothes make you more confident

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

Your Self Confidence Levels Differ according To Your Clothes

Have you noticed that your self confidence levels differ according to the clothes you wear?
Have you noticed that when you wear a certain shirt you tend to become more self confident?

Your Self Confidence is strongly related to your self image which is the mental image you have for yourself in your mind.

Fortunately your subconscious mind does not differentiate between your body parts and the clothes you wear and so it considers clothes an extension to your body.

The result is that your self image differs according to the clothes you wear and so does your self confidence. Want to know how to make use of this fact? Then read further

Dress for Confidence

Our subconscious minds won’t be able to tell whether these are parts of our bodies or whether these are our clothes and so we can use this information to our side by altering our self images so that we become more confident. Here are some methods for doing it:

  • I am Growing Bigger: Some people feel more confident in winter than in summer. This usually happens when the person is slim. At the summer he doesn’t feel satisfied with his self image but when it comes to winter he wears bigger clothes and so his subconscious mind believes that he grew bigger!! In the Solid Self confidence program i explained how such feelings can be reduced by wearing heavy clothes, this will be enough to convince your subconscious mind that you are no longer slim.
  • Tight Vs Loose: I Am not talking about tight clothes but what I am talking about is the feeling you get when your clothes are firmly stretched over your body. Usually the more this feeling is present the more confident the person will be. The feeling does not have to span the whole body but only a few places will do it. For example, your foot, if you wear laced shoes then make sure you tie your show lace firmly so that you feel a little pressure on your foot. If you can buy clothes with tight sleeves this would be great, you will experience the feeling at the end of your sleeve near your wrist and this will be enough to raise yourself confidence. One other item is your belt; make sure your belt is a little tight. Again this works with slim people because the more they feel that their clothes are tight the more their subconscious minds will think that they became muscular.
  • My Face Is Growing!!: People with slim faces usually experience more fear than broad faced people (see face reading for more information) . I am sure you have noticed that almost all carnivores have broad faces (lions, wolves, bears..etc) compared to rabbits or giraffes for example. Part of the courage the lion has comes from its broad face because there is a connection between courage, confidence and face width. Now the good thing is, even if your face is not broad you can fool your subconscious mind by growing your hair longer, usually this will make your subconscious mind think that your face became border and so you will feel more confident. Wearing a scarf will also do the same the thing
  • Believing in the value: Why would your self confidence go up if you put on a watch worth ten thousand dollars? As soon as we put on something expensive we assume that everyone will notice it and as a result we might become more confident. When you believe in the value of your clothes you tend to become more confident
  • Hiding the flaws: I said earlier that the more self obsessed you become the less confident you will be. Now one of the things that make people self inhibited is worrying about their flaws in the presence of others. When you wear the right clothes that cover your flaws you will become more self confident
  • Don't always follow the latest fashion: Remember that your self image is highly sensitive to changes in your clothes and that’s why you should be very picky when choosing your clothes. The latest fashion may not always be suitable for you and so it could damage your self confidence. The bottom line is choose your clothes wisely.
  • Branded clothes can make you more confident: Branded clothes can sometimes make a person feel more confident especially if he believed that others will perceive him in a different way if they saw him wearing those cloths. See Why people buy brands.
  • Appearing to be slim: People who are concerned about their weight might feel more confident if they wore clothes that made them appear slim. Black for example is a color known for its ability to make people look smaller.
  • New clothes can affect the mood positively: New clothes can make a person feel more confident as those clothes will not be associated with any negative beliefs yet. As our clothes become older they tend to get associated with negative beliefs and events and as a result they might not make us feel that confident. See also Why Listening to the same playlist over and over is a bad idea.

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