Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Judging by shoes

Here is a new study:
You can accurately judge a person just by looking at their shoes, psychologists say.

Researchers at the University of Kansas found that people were able to correctly judge a stranger's age, gender, income, political affiliation, emotional and other important personality traits just by looking at the person's shoes.

Lead researcher Omri Gillath found that by examining the style, cost, color of condition of the shoe, participants were able to guess about 90 percent of the of the owner's personal characteristics. ...

People with "attachment anxiety" or people that were most worried about their relationships generally had brand new and well-kept shoes. Researchers suggest that this may be because they worry so much about their appearance and what others may think of them.

1 comment:

A K Haart said...

I wonder what kind of shoes psychologists wear? If their theory is correct, then presumably they have the same taste in shoes.

They could buy in bulk.