I have purple hair. I don't care if you think I'm "pathetic" or "stupid" or "childish" or believe I won't go anywhere in life. I'm 16, taking all honors courses this year, and had already started getting invites to colleges and prestigious schools by freshman year, and I wasn't in any clubs or activities to boost my chances. I want to start a career in writing or photography, and I've been a straight A+ student since 6th grade, so it's pretty obvious that I'm not some immature wannabe who isn't going anywhere in life, so don't even start that type of argument. I want to see how much of an affect certain differences have on people's image of others. If you did not know any of the things previously stated about me and saw me walking down the street with bright purple hair, a lip ring, dark eyeliner, and black clothing on, what would be your first thought? Now if you knew all of the previous facts about me, but I looked the same? Would you believe the previous facts more if I were hair dye and piercing free? Or would your opinion remain the same from the beginning?
Most Helpful Guy
Hey, your body - your life. You just have to know that if you dress provocatively, people will make snap judgments about you, and they may not be the judgment you want them to make.
You already know both the saying "don't judge a book by its cover" and that it is bullshit, because people usually do.0
Most Helpful Girl
if i saw you walking down the street i would assume most the negative things you said just not so harsh, now knowing the facts I see you differently and successfully. But if you were to apply for a job I think employers would prefer to hire someone with little to know peircings, gothlike clothing, and 'normal' colored hair just for professional appearance reasons even though im sure you are a decent person and obviously am smart and hardworking.2