Can you judge a book by it's cover?

Is it possible to make any sort of judgments at all about a person's character based on his/her appearance? Can one make any assumptions at all based on appearance?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • Not completely. I've managed to actually fit some traits to the appearance of a person before, but looks cand definitely be deceiving most of the time.

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Most Helpful Guy

  • I would say it is possible to make assumptions about superficial aspects of their personality and/or habits.
    I. e. Their level of organization, focus on appearance, how they respond to societal expectations of dress or body decor.
    However, they deeper aspects of their personality would require much more observation.

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What Girls Said 7

  • Can you? Yes.
    Should you? No.
    Do I still do it? Of course. I'm not a good person. I'm very judgmental.

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  • Not completely, no.

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  • You can, but you shouldn't because most times you're wrong.

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  • They shouldn't but they do everyone does

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    • Well, I know people say they shouldn't, but I'm not sure that is always a wise policy.

      Allow me the first to admit I could be wrong, but I believe manner of dress, posture, what accessories we choose, piercings (how many and where), tattoos (again, how many and wear), might bespeak SOMETHING about a person. Many wish to say that it means absolutely nothing at all. I'm not as sure.

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    • You bet. I call it like I see it.

  • I don't necessarily make a judgment based on looks. I usually do for the first impression.. and I'm always wrong

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    • Does the way a person dress tell you anything about that person? Anything at all?

    • Well yeah a little bit. But that's not what I make any big judgements by

    • I understand. Thanks for stopping by.

  • You can but sometimes it's not very accurate.

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  • No, I think that's wrong.

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What Guys Said 4

  • I think you discern at least a few things. We often choose an appearance that represents what's on the inside. You can get at least a few solid clues that way, but need to talk to the person before a more accurate assessment can be made.

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    • What do you think you discern?

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    • Thanks for sounding off.

  • You never can. Not a book and not a person! You would be amazed and suprised sometimes if you figure out the inside ;)

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  • Yes you can, but chances are that you'll almost always be wrong.

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