What can you tell about someone’s personality just by their clothes and surroundings?

Simon Laham summarizes some of the fascinating research of Sam Gosling in The Science of Sin:

He can tell you that people with inspirational posters on their walls are neurotic, that people who swing their arms when they walk are extroverted, and that those with uncluttered offices are conscientious.

On the sartorial front there are the following encryptions: dark clothes = neurotic; formal dress = conscientious; messy and unconventional clothing = open to new things; cleavage and expensive clothes = narcissism, at least in women…

Gosling is the author of Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You. I’ve covered more of his research here, here and here.

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