Friday, January 20, 2012

Dressing for Success and Perception

It’s true, the way you present yourself to others can change their perception of you. It also can change your attitude about yourself. This includes dress, posture, and even facial expressions.

In this post I want to focus on how you dress. I often see teenage boys with their long pants, shorts or jeans worn so low they show two inches (or more) of underwear. This gives a negative impression of the young man without him even opening his mouth to talk. He doesn’t have a chance to impress you with his good points. All you see is his underwear, and who really wants to experience that. To me this gives a terrible first impression.

It doesn’t cost a penny more to dress with some decorum and make a good impression.

You’ll find that this makes others want to know you better, to find out what makes you tick, to see your intellect and good points. Many people act just like they are dressed. Wearing sloppy clothes seems to equate with a sloppy attitude.  There is a big difference between dressing neatly and casually and dressing carelessly.

Let me give you a good example. At StarShine, the high school students are required to wear a neat yellow StarShine golf-type shirt, tucked in at all times and with a belt showing.

I am so pleasantly impressed when I see the students

I invite you to visit StarShine and check out the high school students.  You too, will be impressed.

By Lois Jamieson

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