What our Halloween costumes say about us

- What we wear says a lot about who we are, but our Halloween costumes give us great insight to what we may not realize about ourselves.

Many psychologists agree that people wear something to communicate a side of them that they rarely show publicly and it may be an unconscious decision.

Superhero costumes can often mean that you are overcompensating for feelings of inadequacy.

A woman dressed as a princess could be showing a desire to return to innocence, beauty, or simpler times.

A common choice on Halloween is to dress as one’s fears. So that menacing Grim Reaper in the corner might be as scared of tomorrow as you are of them.

Animals are popular, and often people have a real or desired identity with the associated trait to that animal.

Dressing as a celebrity can illustrate knowledge of a passion or current events. It can also express a connection to personality traits they admire or loathe.

Costumes that combine genres might mean the wearer has a lot going on upstairs. The resulting juxtaposition can be a look into an inner conflict.

And if you go as zombie Abraham Lincoln with a shark fin, you might just need to talk to someone.

 

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