You may think that shoes are just shoes, but it turns out that, according to a psychological study, others can make some fairly accurate guesses about your personality based on the shoes you wear most often.
Read on to find out what your shoe choice says about you – and how you can read others based on theirs, as well.
1. Agreeable people wear affordable and practical shoes.
2. People wearing pointed, expensive, name brand shoes are usually less agreeable.
3. Needy people tend to wear shoes that are or appear to be brand-new.
4. People wearing worn out, faded, or hole-y shoes are likely to be extroverted.
5. High-tops were linked to conscientious people.
There are exceptions to every rule, of course, like people assuming that shabby shoes belonged mostly to liberals and that colorful shoes live on the feet of extroverts. You can’t tell everything about everyone, of course, but the study’s leaders explain that for the most part, people were likely to be right.
“Observers agreed on many of the shoe owner characteristics, and they were reasonably accurate; observer ratings were correlated with the shoe owners’ self-ratings.”
So there you go – take a look at your feet and consider how your kicks are introducing you to the world!