Judgement and Personality

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For humans, judgment is an instinct; we use it to make assumptions of what is safe, dangerous, unwise, or otherwise potentially harmful to us. This can be applied to the teenaged masses in a generalized, metaphorical way. As much as those of us seeking to be above it, we still all make the same assumptions based on clothing, for example, one of the ‘emo’ members of the student body would not approach a more, let’s say, industrial-oriented student, for any reason whatsoever, unless they are seeking mockery. Basically, they can judge weather or not it is ‘safe’ to strike up a conversation with these types on any occasion, because the majority of them are incapable of understanding that these kids dress the way they do for the same reasons nearly everyone else does. That is, to gain acceptance with their group of friends. There are many students who will tell you, ‘I hate labels, judgment and stereotypes,’ and even goes as far to use the clichéd phrase, ‘labels are for cans,’ and yet, many of these same people will complain about ‘preps’ and how ‘horrible’ or ‘skanky’ they are, without knowing the person in question. But it’s hardly there fault. It is nothing but human nature to judge, and want to be judged. Even though many of us like to think that we don’t care about the opinions of strangers, few can leave their homes without fixing their hair, applying makeup, wearing the latest trends, or any of the many other applications to the human body with are unnecessary, and time consuming. Personally, I would say the percentage of people who dress for others is far larger than those who dress for themselves. Women who wear skimpy, or sexual clothing are often accused of dressing for men, but often they dress to compete with other women. ‘Emos’,

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