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    Default clothing style and MBTI type

    Do you have information on clothing style and MBTI type? A site somewhere about this?

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    Don't really think it applies... Certainly no hard and fast rules...

    Then again, I'm sure most people can recognize that clothing can present an image and can strive to shape that image. Sort of a social signaling system. So maybe all ESFJs wear plaids. (Actually we could set that up maybe. If ESFJs ever hung out on internet MBTI forums.)

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    I think that clothing is more of an interest than an indicator. Meaning if a person of a particular type decides to begin focusing more on what they wear, they will begin to develop a style, irregardless of their type. I've known people from all across the board who dress nice, and people from all across the board who don't.

    Personally, on a day-to-day basis I usually dress in T-shirts. Occasionally I'll put on a button-down shirt, especially if I know I have to teach or go to a meeting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colors View Post
    ...So maybe all ESFJs wear plaids. ...
    I'm fine with that. (I hate plaids.)

    I don't think you can pick particular outfits or colors and say, "This is an <MBTI type>." But I think that you draw some broad conclusions about someone's overall wardrobe.

    One thing I have noticed -- J's tend to always have things in place or like to look polished, P's are more apt to always look a little disheveled or casual regardless of what they are wearing. Again, not a hard and fast rule of course, but in general the desire for closure also contributes to wanting one's "look" to be finished too and the desire for openness usually results in more flexible dressing.
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    I like plaid.

    I also fancy a shirt and tie.

    I don't think you'll find much to anchor a positive correlation between MBTI and clothing type.

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    I don't want this to sound stereotypical, but I think that SPs in general like loose fitting and functional clothing. I know that I do. My work clothes consist of polo type shirts (no brand name stuff just good quality clothing) and khaki type pants pleated.

    This also may be a stereotype, but there are several things that I notice in others and runs counter to me. I do not wear undershirts. In fact this may be TMI, but I loathe underwear in general. They make me feel constrained. I wear no jewelry of any kind including watches, in fear of snagging it on something. I usually keep track of time from my cell phone.

    I like jeans, but usually prefer loose-fitting cotton sweats during the winter months and shorts and t-shirts during the summer months. I want easy access to getting my clothes off and on. I have to match usually wearing dark solid colors (again very little name brand stuff that makes me feel like a walking billboard).

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    My clothing style is subtly influenced by a handful of fandoms and subcultures, but is still well within the range of what would generally be considered "normal." Creative, I think, but not flamboyant.

    If that makes any sense. :-)

    I like hats, wooden beads, and "unique" shoes. I wear a lot of skirts, and tops are generally feminine-slightly dressy-but-casual. I don't wear much jewelry, except a pretty watch that belonged to my grandma that I always wear, and my hair is usually down, with minimal styling.

    Does this sound generally NF-ish? I would think that some generalizations could be made about how people approach their clothing choices based on type, but that individual style is pretty unique. IMHO

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    I like tee shirts (usually with stuff I think is funny/cute). I like to be comfortable and I don't like to have to fuss with things.
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    I may have a few shirts with prints and stuff on it, but mostly my clothes are very plain. The only thing that stands out about my wardrobe is that there's a lot of college stuff mixed in it, because I have a lot of leftover stuff from when my brother toured a bunch of colleges a few years ago.

    For each season, I tend to wear the same clothes week after week. I like clothes that are comfortable, but I loathe clothes-shopping with a passion, so a lot of my clothes are old and worn and small (I'm still growing) and somewhat ratty just because I don't like to buy new clothes. I like comfortable clothes, but if they're too small, they cease to be comfortable, but you still may find me wearing them anyway.

    I don't like the shirts with writing on them, that try to say something clever. Most of the times, what they say isn't all that clever or funny, and even if it was, the novelty is worn out with the first three shirts you see, and then it ceases to be funny and just starts to be obnoxious and common, even if I share the sentiments.
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    Every SJ I know wears clothing bearing some kind of label.

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