Before sharing my views on this topic , I would like to present two existing group of thoughts on this matter.
First group of thought advocates that what we wear is the clear indication or reflection of our character, personality and thought.
Second group of thought beleives that our dressing has nothing to do with our character and is only a matter of fashion, choice or traditions and customs.
But I find partial truth if not full in both the thoughts.
Supporting the first thought I woukd like to cite an example – whenever our doorbell rings and after opening the door if we find a stranger , we usually treat or talk with him by judging him according to clothes he is wearing. If a person is wearing rags or torn clothes, we will consider him a beggar and shoo him away without even asking anything from him. If a person is well dressed, we will nicely or mannerly talk with him, will ask why he came here and so on.
At first glimpse or sight we usually by, human nature judge a person according to his clothes. We cannot totally neglect the impact of clothes on others. So there is a little authenticity in the first group of thought also.
Second group advocates that clothes have nothing to do with our character. I would also once again cite an example – if a girl is wearing clothes according to established norms and traditions of society , she is being seen as a decent , sincere or so called good girl . And if she is doing the opposite, she is being perceived as a spoiled, or a bad girl.
We cannot totally separate clothes and character. Our societal setup is such that these both goes hand in hand.
The impact of clothes on our personality is just a matter of difference in thought of different people. It just varies and there are people who don’t consider this cloth factor in their judgement of people.
Yes we do something unknowingly judge people according to clothes but it can never be the sole or the authentic basis for knowing a person.
The personality or character of a person blooms like a blossom even through his torn clothes….
(by nameera sheikh)
We should be wise enough to judge a person and these material things should not let us guide our judgement. It should be purely based on the spiritual or inner nature of a person.
Yes clothes do give a impact but our personality should be strong enough to break that impact. Clothes may be partial but never be the sole basis of judging a person’s character or personality. Clothes will always show virtual image of a person’s personality and not the real image.