Depressive Personality style

Unlike the histrionic and narcissist styles the depressive style isn’t in search or need of attention. On the contrary she wants as little attention as possible. She wears dark or neutral colours to go unseen. Her clothes often represent her gloomy mood.

Dark Makeup

Her dark makeup might be in the form of eye makeup

or even just darker than usual lips, or both

Lots of black

Neutral tones

The Depressive style is the Miss Doom and Gloom between all the personality styles. She wears her dark emotions on her clothes. We all go through periods in our life where the depressive style comes in handy but mostly this only lasts for a short period of time until we can get back on our feet again. Just as our emotions and personality traits influence our dress, so too does our dress influence our moods. Wearing too many outfits lacking in colour can make anyone feel a little depressed.

Do you know anyone with a Depressive style?

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Perfectionist Personality style

Today’s post is part 3 of my 5 part series related to how personality traits influence or style. (See previous posts here and here)

Perfection is Key when it comes to a perfectionist style. Those with perfectionist traits like to follow the rules and be in control of themselves and their surroundings. You will not find a hair out of place with them. Everything is planned in an exact fashion… because everything has to be PERFECT.

Perfect waves

Perfectly starched/pleaded silk shirts

The Perfectly  Pleaded skirt

Nothing more perfect than a perfectly pleaded skirt.

or….

 Pants

Matching accessories

As a perfectionist they may even go for matching accessories to complete the perfect look.

 

Kitten heels

Not too high, not too low, just perfect.

 

We all have a little perfectionist hiding inside us, whether it is manifested in your hairstyle, nails or outfit. It is important to try and look your best. As long as it doesn’t interfere with your life. Enjoy being perfect.

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Narcissistic Style

Narcissism comes from the Greek myth of Narcissus, a handsome young man who fell in love with his own reflection in a pond. He was unable to consume his love and lay next to the pond looking at himself until he turned into a flowers, the narcissus.

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As part of my 5 series posts about how our personality traits influence our outfit choices, narcissism will be today’s topic of discussion. You can also have a look at what Histrionic Style looks like.

Having narcissistic personality traits includes a grandiose sense of self importance, fantasies of unlimited success, power beauty and ideal love, requires excessive admiration, sense of entitlement, arrogant, envious and lacks empathy for other.(DSM-5) Having a personality disorder is a serious issue. To be diagnosed with one you have to meet 5 out of the nine criteria and it has to negatively impact your work, love and family life.

Although narcissistic personality disorder is a very serious disorder, all of us possess these traits in varying degrees without having a negative impact on our lives. Some days we feel confident and strong while on other days we might feel adventurous or even melancholic and depressed. Our moods and traits often define what we wear.

Therefore someone with a narcissistic fashion style, will dress to impress and to be the center of attention. Having the best shoes or outfit is what they are after.Quality is more important that quantity. They want recognition. They are confident in what they wear and who they are.

Here are some examples of Narcissistic style

Chic Hairstyle

Eye catching outfits

The birkin Bag

There is nothing more flashy than a big Birkin bag..

Flashy shoes

 

Some of the traits of Narcissistic and histrionic styles overlap, for example, both seek attention. Histrionics would get attention by wearing bright colors and over dramatizations while narcissist will attract attention by making themselves the most important person in the room.

If you have a narcissistic style, go ahead, make those heads turn and own it!!!

Do you know anyone with a narcissistic style?

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