5 Simple Ways to know a Guy's Personality

Monday, May 18, 2015

I always find men with a swag in fashion interesting. But I also appreciate someone who is simple AND confident about himself.

To me, Confidence is Attractive. Not to overdo it as to look cocky, but just being able to use the right amount of suave in the way he carries himself. How a man presents himself is really important. Different people have different personalities and these can be manifested in the way they dress, the scent they wear or the little stuff they bring with them every time. For example, I find that a man's sense of fashion says a lot about himself. 

So here are some of my observations:

  • A guy who constantly wears plain tee could likely shout "Hey! There's more to me than just my Looks!". He could be someone who wants to take things simple and neat. He is one of those who believe that Simplicity is Beauty. He is uncomplicated, conservative or humble. Not wanting to draw attention to himself, this guy may be said to be selfless, which is a significant quality, at least for me. A guy who does not put so much effort on his physical appearance could suggest that he is confident enough as to put forward his other inward qualities more than those that meet the eyes. 

So NEVER underestimate these guys!

  • Men who love Slim Fit Pants, Pointed Shoes, Sleek Coats, Stylish Blazers and High Fashion brands could be perceived as Metrosexual. By wikipedia's definition, a metrosexual is someone "who is especially meticulous about his grooming and appearance, typically spending a significant amount of time and money on shopping as part of this". As per  observation, men who are metrosexual mostly have good social status, financial stability and fine fashion sense. They can talk you through the latest Men's Prada, Vuitton  or Hermes collections.  You'd be surprised, he could be the first to tell you that you're out of the fashion trend. Also, I gather that some of them, though not all, either have high standards when it comes to the qualities they look for in a partner or are just extremely career-oriented, which explains why a good number of them are still single or the last ones to get hitched. At least, I could say this for the guy friends I know. 

David Beckham is one of the world's most popular Metrosexuals. Credits to the owner of this collage.

  • Guys who always go shirtless or topless may lack or love attention. I think I have to make it straight here that I am no fan of shirtless guys on social media. There are only 5 instances wherein such over display of body, biceps, triceps or WHATEVER you want to show off is acceptable for me: 1. If you are a participant in a bodybuilding competition on the actual post date; 2. If you are on the beach or pool on the actual post date; 3. If you are a fitness instructor and the nature of your job warrants your showing off your body; 4. If you are an eligible model, in such case you do have bragging rights but please do not overdo it; and 4. If you are Chris Evans - Please, if you can do it everyday, would be much appreciated! Thanks! Haha! Kidding. Anyway, I am not discriminating here, O.K.? I would be hypocrite if I tell that I do not appreciate muscled or toned body (Well, I only squeal if it's Captain America though!). But I do not understand why those men who are fond of unnecessary flaunting their body do it so often. Are they seeking attention or are they just full of themselves? There is also a danger that you may be conceived to be suggesting either a narcissistic or lascivious behavior. So before you flaunt  yourself on the social media, think twice!

Credit to the owner of this Photo

  • Perfumes can reveal a man's masculinity or even his mood on a particular day.  I could say this because I am so into fragrances myself. And I had acquired this fondness from my dad who would bathe in his favorite Jovan Musk or Brut perfumes every time he goes out of the house. Based from experience, I have the impression that men who see fragrance as one of their daily essentials are extremely particular about how they present themselves to people. They command attention or cast attraction spells. Not everyone finds spraying perfume everyday as important as wearing his undergarments. Also, I could tell if they are the masculine or effeminate type by their preference in the scents. Or perhaps, depending on their mood on a particular day, they could be all perky if they are wearing a citrusy scent or yet for others who may want to project their machismo image will prefer a more masculine scent. Scent is one of the easiest ways to get a woman's attention. Either with your bad or good scent, it works both ways. 

Credits to netluxury.com for this photo

  • Those who bring Handkerchief with them everywhere are likely to be hygienic. Not every man sees the need to bring handkerchief with them. But I would not be surprised to know that for someone who actually has handkerchief in his pocket all the time is a neat-freak or highly hygienic. My mom even adds that you can almost expect this guy to have neatly cut nails, regular shaving routines, and other impressive grooming habits. And maybe, or most likely, his neatness extends to how he maintains his own place. 

Photo taken from Pinterest. Credits to the owner.


Of course, these indicators are not all conclusive. It could be otherwise. 

However, I still leave it to you Guys to confirm! You are still the best judge, of course. I could be wrong. :)

So, which point(s) in the list do you agree or disagree with? Haha!



4 comments :

  1. The ones who have to show off their body, are just looking for attention and have low self esteem in most cases. The fashion ones I'll never be. Plain works for me and I'm clean, but never carry around a handkerchief haha

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    1. Hahaha! Noted! I did not mean the list to be all conclusive anyway so you should be good! :D

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  2. Some interesting observations here. I almost always have a handkerchief with me, but I've never viewed myself as obsessive with grooming. :) I also wonder if the shirt off thing is narcissism, but I can't really say what I would do if I had a chest and abs worth showing off. :)

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  3. Haha, nice conclusions. I think you're right, but my friends observed that men with handkerchiefs are rare in Singapore. So maybe it depends on the place as well, if hankies are a norm there or not.

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