Are You What You’re Wearing? Psychologist Jen Baumgartner Thinks So
Most days, I just throw on whatever’s comfortable and cute, and whatever doesn’t make me feel self-conscious or overly-critical of my new thirtysomething gut. But according to some psychologists, my clothing choices — and yours — are actually much more deep-seated and pressing. Says Liz Jones (pictured), a writer for the Daily Mail UK (I know, I know), clothing choices actually express your inner neuroses, passions and subconscious fears.
Liz says her fashion choices are deep-seated expressions of her myriad lady feelings. Like, “ I choose expensive items because I grew up poor. I dress like a man at work because I think I’m stupid. I cover up because I believe I’m repulsive. I have long understood that the way I dress is my shield, my solace, my safety net.” Whoa, Liz, maybe see a therapist? That is some serious self-loathing.
Liz goes on allow Jennifer Baumgardner to “analyze” her, which reads more like pat fashion advice with a smidge of armchair psychology. But as Liz reveals, Jennifer’s clothing-based reads are all wrong. Explains Liz, “She missed that I am borderline anorexic, have body dysmorphic disorder, fear aging, men and sex, that I am in awe of clothes rather than know how to enjoy them, and that I spend way too much money.She should have deduced, as a therapist who claims to use only clothes to make her diagnosis, that I am divorced, that I hate my body, am hugely stressed, and — oh! — that I’m broke!” Again, Liz, maybe you should talk to someone. [Daily Mail UK]