PERSONALITY DECEPTION BY OUTFITS
Attire and personality, it is a generally doctrine that peoples personality tells much on their outfits, judging from normal sense in what people generally make out and not what they are acquainted with, its relatively true.
Lately with what has been gathered that goes on beyond what people generally see, that theory isn’t evidently true. Outfits has nothing to do with personality or so, this is because personality is the various aspects of a person’s character that combine to make them different from other people also the quality of a person’s character that make them interesting or attractive while outfit is a set of clothes that you wear together, especially for a particular purpose. Why then do people say that outfit portrays character, when outfits are for diverse purposes? Does it mean that when you are on different attire you have a different personality from the previous personality you had putting on different attire?
Men and women who go on suits are always addressed as ladies and gentle men. Like my mum always says “Dress gentle and you will be addressed like a gentle man”. By that she means wear this three-pair-suit and deceive people, because at that time I am nothing related to a gentle man, and unquestionably appearing like one doesn’t in point of fact make me one; for those who don’t know. A gentle man is a man who is polite, well educated, one who has excellent manners and always behaves well, same goes for a lady. Gentle men and ladies are known for their commendable characters behaviors and manners, not their smooth, smart and righteousness outfits. Lenient appearance is not a depositary for amiable character; it at times runs in parallel motives. In our present dispensation the dexterity to appear lenient is to delude and hide the real atrocious character one’s diabolic personality really posses, and parade to the society what they constantly applaud and admire as gentility.
Bankers in Nigeria, who always go on gentle attire and suits, are immutably seen as gentle men, this are same people who later after being scrutinized is found to be fraudsters and corrupt men, and has no atom of gentility in them. While footballers mostly seen as arrogant people, due to their appearance of plaited hairs as men, pierced ears and pompous outfits, are the one doing most of the charity works and running N.G.Os to help the country citizens.
Take for instance “Italian mafias” these men are always seen on co-operate outfit, gentle and smart. Suits Are what they relentlessly put on. They are generally seen as gentle men when really they are cold blooded killers, murderers and drug dealers. A lady, who wishes to have a gentle man as a husband and falls into the deluding nets of these men due to these men’s fallacious looks, is destined for restlessness for the rest of her life. This is because these men by a hair's breadth feel a thing and do not easily let go either. Go to the casinos in Las-Vegas, those compulsive gamblers who persistently patronize the casinos are normally seen as gentle men owing to their placid looks, remember gambling has never been an attribute of a gentle man. That is how deceiving attires are.
George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama are men extensively believed to be crypts of gentility. But evidently over these years has proven themselves to be something less than gentle men. Bill Clinton, as a president had an affair outside his marriage, George Bush apart from the fact that he has “a thing” for wars is also a member of ‘free mason’, a secret society known for their fallible activities. Obama also a member of the free masonry has a drug abuse history so called gentle men, men who for ever and a day are used to set as examples for youth to follow. Now who would love his or her child to have these kinds of stories in their closet, adultery, drug abuse and occultism? Yet they are mentors to a great deal of youths all over the world. All that glitters, they say…
Men of such caliber who cover their illnesses well and hide under suits to be seen as gentle men are constantly praised while some American rappers like Chamillionare who are always tagged ‘arrogant’ are at times actually gentle. Chamillonarie a rapper without criminal records, doesn’t do drug or belong to any secret society could be seen as ‘rough” due to his appearances of polo, chains and sagged jean pants, grills and weaved hair whereas he is well behaved, well mannered and cultured. The late Michael Jackson, who due to his appearance most times and in some musical videos would leave a negative vibe in people’s mind, is known for his gentility despite his child molestation accusation which he was later vindicated of.
In Nigeria some men of God leave us in a state of confusion. Pastors like ‘pastor Chris’ of Christ Embassy who always alter his natural hair texture as a man of God, seen as a gentle man and a mentor, is that right? Reverend King a pastor who is charged with multiple criminal activities and was convicted. How gentle can that be? My motive for using these examples isn’t to condemn or portray myself as righteous person. No! I am just trying to point out how deceiving attires can be. People wear clothes most times to exhibits a personality they are not. You don’t judge people by outfits; you might buy the wrong impression.
Give yourself a channel to know them. An arrogant person can dress gentle, just to get attention and a gentle person can dress rugged to be feared. There’s no way you can determine one’s personality without interacting with them. You asking people about people, you might get gossiped to a box where you can’t figure out the real fact.
Someone one who loves rap music might learn to dress gangster, because rap artists are mostly gangsters, but dressing gangster doesn’t make someone a gangster. On the other hand someone whose father is a reverend, and grows up dressing gentle while within him is no gentility, dressing gentle doesn’t make him gentle, it only makes him look gentle. Why is it that most Scammers, cons and fraudsters appear gentle? Simply to deceive those who allow attire deceive them.
Attire portrays personality, but most times it portrays the personality the person on the outfit wants you to see not the personality they posses. Attire matters a lot and that’s why it’s used to deceive people. Try and be yourself no matter what you choose to wear. What is gained by deception is loosed when real facts are revealed, and don’t judge by outfits.
By Udensi “The Vyrus” Nnagoziem