What Wearing All Black Reveals About Your Personality

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“Shopping rule: If it’s not black, put it back”

Love wearing black all the time? Do other colored outfits make you nauseated? Well, there’s a good reason for that. Black is the color of power. When it comes to fashion, black never goes out of style. Wearing black color can make you look sophisticated, mysterious, elegant and even cool. 

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But what does wearing black all the time reveal about your personality? Your love for the monochrome is saying things about you that you don’t even realize.

We love Black

“You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.” – Christian Dior

Black is a highly popular color, to say the least. But what exactly motivates us to choose black attires most of the time? For starters, your preference for black might be based on your personality and several other factors like your upbringing, social background, economic status, life experiences, and environment.

In fashion, black is a color that can never go wrong. Whether you wear black suits for a business meeting or a black dress for a dinner party, black is a versatile color that suits different moods and situations. There is a certain aura of confidence and mystery associated with black. It hides what it needs to and absorbs colors that try to outshine it. As black does not seek any attention, you look very professional and elegant when you wear it. People who mostly wear black, wear it because they like it, not to impress anyone. It also means that you need your privacy, you are secretive and you like to detach from society.

Black is sexy. It’s official.

“You can have any color, as long as it’s black.” – Henry Ford

A lot of people love black color. But do you want to wear black all the time? There are people who wear black to look thinner or appear professional. But that’s not what we are talking about here. Many people like me prefer to wear black most of the time as it helps us express our personalities and psychological identities to the outside world. So what does wearing black say about you?

According to a recent survey by the UK based online supplier Buytshirtsonline, black was rated as the most preferred the color and was linked with various positive traits like –

  • Attractiveness
  • Sensitiveness
  • Confidence 
  • Intelligence

The study surveyed more than 1,000 individuals and discovered that different personality traits are associated with different colors. The majority of the respondents found black as the most preferred color to wear for job interviews, business meetings, dates and other important appointments like funerals and weddings.

Although some people might view black color as a hue of gloom and death, most of the surveyed people thoughts black is a powerful color. People who wear black appear reliable and serious. The report claims that if you wish to create a good impression, whether on a first date or an interview, then black is your safest bet. 

Why? 

Black makes us look confident, capable and trustworthy.

The survey found:

  • Over 56% of respondents preferred black as the definitive color of confidence.
  • About 64% of men prefer black, while around 48% of women favor it.
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The report stated “Throughout all our survey, black came first or second in most “good” traits (for example confidence, intelligence, and sexiness) and barely figured in the “bad” traits (arrogance).”  It added “…Black is the color to wear when you’re trying to impress, reassure or woo. There’s certain trustworthiness about it on a person that would make you hand over your life savings and thank them for the privilege.”

You don’t need to be a goth or a fashion expert to love black. If you are intelligent, sexy and confident, you will be attracted to this beautiful color and wear black on most days. Black is the most soothing, sensitive, bold, gorgeous and confidence-boosting color ever.

What it says about you

“Black is always elegant. It is the most complete color in the whole world, made of all the colors in the palette.” – Ricardo Tisci

Black clothes help to shift the focus from your appearance to your personality. When you wear black clothing, people perceive you as sensitive, purposeful, ambitious and successful. It is considered that people who mostly wear black are highly emotional, but they are good at hiding their feelings. 

 

Here are some of the common personality characteristics of people who just love wearing black:

common personality characteristics of people who just love wearing black
Common personality characteristics of people who just love wearing black

1. You are confident 

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Black means bold. You are confident about your physical appearance and you don’t feel the need to attract attention or to show off. You stick to your own decisions and you are self-sufficient, self-assured and elegant.

 

2. You are highly emotional

You use black color as a tool to show that you don’t care about the people around you. But you are a highly sensitive and emotional person in reality. You like to hide your vulnerabilities and put on a brave face.

 

3. You are self-driven 

If you choose black clothes on most days, then you are a self-motivated individual who is strongly focused on their goals. You don’t need to seek motivation from outside as you are very passionate about your activities. This makes you reliable and trustworthy.

 

4. You try to protect yourself

Psychologists believe that people who wear black often try to conceal their true emotions and create distance from others as you don’t want to be emotionally vulnerable.

 

5. You love power

Your desire for wearing black is often an indication of your desire for seeking more power. You like appearing powerful than you actually are and always try to get more power in your fields of interest.

 

6. You are a serious person

You are very serious in life and direct to the point. You are dedicated to completing your tasks successfully and know exactly how to get things done. However, you may find it difficult to let yourself loose and just enjoy life.

 

7. You know what you want 

You are very clear about your goals and objectives and know which path you need to follow to reach your destination. Hence, you rarely feel lost and this is why you achieve your goals faster.

 

8. You are intimidating

Whether you like it or not, you appear rather intimidating to others. As you have a strong and serious personality, some people might feel threatened by your presence. However, you may wear black as you feel you are not strong enough and wish to change how you appear to others.

 

9. You are independent

You are an independent person and take pride in your work and accomplishments. You have a rebellious nature and don’t like to ask for help. Moreover, you hate being told what you should do and dislike authority.

 

10. You are secretive

You like to keep personal things personal. Privacy is crucial for you and you prefer to keep mostly to yourself. There is a certain aura of mystery about who you truly are, what you think and what you feel. And this adds to your charm.

 

Black is the best

 “I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.” – Wednesday Addams

Black is a sexy color and is the best wardrobe choice, whether you are a guy or a girl. Black is never out of style or season, and despite what some people may feel about it, wearing black will always make you look cool.

So if you love wearing black and only black, then it means you are attractive, confident, sensitive and intelligent. So go ahead and rock that black look like you always do.


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Theo Harrison
Hey there! I am just someone trying to find my way through life. I am a reader, writer, traveler, fighter, philosopher, artist and all around nice guy. I am outdoor person but heavily into technology, science, psychology, spiritualism, Buddhism, martial arts and horror films. I believe in positive action more than positive thinking.

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