"As a man, I'm flesh and blood. I can be ignored, I can be destroyed, but as a symbol........as a symbol, I can be incorruptible. I can be everlasting." -Batman Begins
So maybe you're not looking to strike fear in the hearts of criminals and dress up as a bat, but do you have your own favorite costume that exudes confidence? As we all know, in the comics and the movies, most superheroes wear costumes. It is often a symbol, a representation of what they stand for, displays confidence, and makes them feel powerful.
We may not have the flair for the dramatic or have any need to conceal our identity, but it doesn't mean we can't benefit from dressing up.
Research has shown that being well dressed, however you want to define that, can boost confidence. It can also cause others to perceive you as being more successful and confident.
So once again, I ask you, do you have a favorite outfit? In a past blog post, I talked about body language and the concept of "faking it until you make it." Along with powerful poses, when you need to project power and confidence, throw on your favorite outfit. If you don't have a favorite outfit, you should come up with at least one option.
There are other benefits to dressing well that appear to be supported by research. People who dressed well seemed to receive a boost in creativity. So here is another reason to have a few "go to" outfits.
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