New Study Reveals You Can Judge People Based on Their Shoes

New Study Reveals You Can Judge People Based on Their Shoes

Those beat-up loafers you’re addicted to are saying more about your personality than you could ever imagine.

Published June 18, 2012

A recent study conducted at the University of Kansas revealed that you can accurately judge a person by simply looking at their shoes.

This may not be hot news for the grandiose fashion crowd who slave to make a statement in their threads, however, for the more subdued types, the findings were pretty surprising.

In the study, 63 students looked at 208 pairs of shoes and correctly guessed a stranger’s age, gender, income and emotional stability at a 90 percent rate. Apparently, worriers suffering from "attachment anxiety" are bound to be found in a brand new shoe; of course the pricey heels belonged to the money-makers and flashy footwear to the extroverts, while the "aloof and repressive" were the ones rocking boring shoes.

In short, the more practical your footwear, the more agreeable you are; aggressive types flock to ankle boots; uncomfortable shoes signal a calm personality; and immaculate pairs are linked to fussy people.

Be honest, did this study accurately describe you? always gives you the latest fashion and beauty trends, tips and news. We are committed to bringing you the best of Black lifestyle and celebrity culture.

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Written by May Webb


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