Who Am I? How My Personality Helps Define My Style – Part 1
Noun: The combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character.
Since I believe that style can be a direct link to my personality, I suppose the logical next step would be to explore my personality. To do this, I enlisted the help of my friends. When I prompted them for some of my personality traits, they responded by saying I am Adventurous, Creative, Practical, Honest and Witty. Thanks guys! Later in the week I’ll explore how some of these positive traits can guide me in establishing my style.
But just to even the playing field, I added a few negative personality traits as well. And we’ll start with these today. I am Impatient, Cheap, and a Perfectionist. I see these traits reflected in my current style. I dislike shopping because it takes too long (impatience). I don’t like to experiment with looks because what if something I try on doesn’t look right the first time around (perfectionism). And I’ve been in a very bad habit of buying based on quantity not quality (cheap).
These traits have held me up for years. Even though I am naturally adventurous, I have really limited that trait in my wardrobe because of my impatience. I have a closet full of items that I don’t love simply because they were cheap and didn’t require any thought to buy. And my creativity has been squelched by my perfectionism.
With a closer look at my negative personality traits, I am hoping to begin to recognize them and avoid or change them.