Sometimes, in a job interveiw appearence is very important because what you look like will tell the interviewer how dedicated to this job you'll be. If you looked like you had been out partying all night before you would most likely not get the job but if you looked like you were well rested and professional looking then you would be more likely to get the job.
Appearance is important in a sense. If you look put together and taken care of, people will take you more seriously than if you look like a bum.
As far as simply physical appearance, it shouldn't matter that much. It does, but it shouldn't.....
I agree with Feonyx, appearance matters if you want to give off a certain impression. though it shouldn't matter if you're short or tall, big(fat) or skinny, pretty or normal, it does matter in today's culture(magazines, TV, etc.), but it shouldn't
So it shouldn't but it does is what all of you people are suggesting ,if it shouldn't matter then why bother.I don't mean to say one shouldn't look presentable but putting on tons of make up or combing your hair every other hour is i believe too much and shouldn't be done,throughout the day .
lets say you're going to school, on a normal day, say, a thursday. You shouldn't dress up like a supermodel, but you shouldn't go to school looking like a hobo either. but then of course if your school has uniforms........... i won't get into that right now
I agree with what everyone has said, but I want to point out that if someone seems to care too much about their appearance it's not necessarily a bad thing. If someone comes to school all dressed up, it's not always because they think they're better or they want attention, and it definitely doesn't mean they look down on people who don't dress up like they do. It's not about what people do, but why they do it, and it's always the reason why that people make too many assumptions about.
well if it is personal choice then there would be people like me who don't give a damn how they look they believe if a person will like you they would do so by talking to you ,because of who you really are not because you look smart.Give me your opinion is it okay if i were t-shirt and jeans to a party which is kinda formal just because i am more comfortable with it.?
Well then, you get into the world of manners. It is not polite or respectful to show up to a formal party in a t-shirt. It has nothing to do with you as a person and your own personality and preferences, it has everything to do with the people around you - showing respect to the hostess/host; as well as other guests. If we're talking about a non-uniform school, don't dress like a bum, but other than that, who cares?
For me...I always try to keep my appearance neat, clean, and modest. (AKA like school dress code.) For one thing, it makes ME feel nice about how I'm dressed, and also it's acceptable for others to look at...those are the factors that matter to me. If you're talking about one's appearance face-wise, no, it doesn't matter what someone looks like, and if it does to some people, it shouldn't. Everyone is born differently, and people have to accept that.
also, it depends how i'm feeling, if i'm tired and sleepy, i'm probably wearing a t-shirts and jeans/shorts, if i'm all happy, and excited, i'm probably wearing either a rather nice shirt or one of my favorite shirts and nice jeans, what you wear can sometimes reflect how you feel
It is the nature of human beings to care what other people and society thinks about them. It is also human nature to think that people care way more then they actually do. The fact is that this debate revolves around human attraction, that one of the base reasons that we care so much is because we want the oposit sex to be attracted to you, thus you want to be as attractive to them as possible, and when there is something to be done as there is in this senario, we will worry about it getting done. Even more so in this then in other situations.
well if you are in an interview then you should look your best so that they take you seriosly, for example if you own a buisness and one guy come in wearing a five piece tux and another guy comes in wearing a tank that has tears and paint stains all over with a pair of blue jeans with holes all over them you would go with the guy in the tux would you not?
Indeed I would :) I didn't even think of that aspect of it.
well lets not go to extremes here what if the millionairre guy hates tux and wears a plain shirt and pant.I know people generally would still not be able to connect him to the millionairre he is but he has simple tastes is anything wrong with that?
If it he/she is a millionare, he/she wouldn't be aplying for a job.
And the fact is, is that the more professional you look, the more likely you are going to get the job because the employer will be looking for someone who is responsible and well put together and has had previous sucess. Professional aperance can do that for you. It shows that you are responsible enough to wear something that will not offend anyone, or that you are enough put together to wear a matching outfit to an interview that shows how much you want that job. It also makes the notion that you have had enough success to buy cloths for such an occasion. And I do understand that that would be unfair to some people who have had a rough start and can't afford that, but let's be frank; employers want to hire people who are sure to succeed. And if you show up in ripped jeans and tatoos all over your arms to an interview for a lawyer firm... that might not make the best first impression.
Ian, she was exaggerating to make a point. It's alled hyperbole. We aren't saying that someone is going to show up at a regular job interview in a tux, it's about the core concept...
again why go to ripped jeans i mean something normal and not flashy or posh,just plain shirt(note not even a t shirt) and pants
well in that case you just blend in. and you don't impress them enough. that's why. it's acceptable, but not memorable....
True. That is a good point Feonyx.
thanks. i just got my first job a couple months ago, so i'm pretty used to thinking about this sort of thing. lol
k i understand your appearance matters to give a first impression,(which is very important),but if you interact with someone closely on a daily basis for them your appearance is of no concern.am i right?
Yes, but a good amount of the people that you interact with every day you will never see again or never interact with again. But if the case is that you are with someone that you are regularly with, then they should know who you are and accept your apearence.
Appearance is a matter of opinion, so of course it'll matter to everyone. You can't say that you don't care about your own preferences without lying to a degree. As the person directly above me said, eventually appearance isn't that important if you get used to it (mainly specifically one person, I don't believe you can get used to everyone's appearance), but still, you notice it. If someone looks creepy, you assume they're to a degree, creepy, and treat them a little less than they might be. If someone's beautiful/handsome, you'll treat them a little above what they might be. If you have eyesight, appearance matters to you.
Appearance is how people determine the type of person you are. It really doesn't matter how ugly you think you are. there will always be some one out there who thinks of you as beautiful. The way you were born is only what you make of it. Your beautiful.
It matters, but it shouldn't be for other people. I all ready have my mate, and I'd rather be self-employeed anyways. I like having bedhead, I like old 80s Hawaiian shirts and pith helmets. My goal is to grow out my hair to dye it blue and braid it all over. I have armpit hair and I don't care. Giving a shit about what other people think isn't my concern. If you're really insecure enough to judge a person's intelligence by his/her looks, then I just sorry for you and everyone else. Life's too short, wear a bowler hat. *shrugs*
Of course people parade around the motto 'beauty on the inside is what really matters', it takes time for you to see someone's inner-beauty - and so if you were, let's say, on the slightly ugly side, the 'judging a book by its cover' we tend to do isn't much in your favor. Of course many people these days are judged for their talents and beauty really shouldn't be everything - but then most of us at some point in our lifecare about our appearance, even the most ignorant ones. Let's just say that good appearancd gives you a confidence boost - which is quite good really. Appearance shouldn't matter, but it is the normal human's sin to care about looks.