Fancy Clothes in the Office? That's Too Much, Man.
We all probably know ONE person at the office who dresses so sharp it makes us question what WE wear to work.
But is wearing fancy, designer clothes too much? That depends.
A new study by the American Psychological Association found that people who show off their wealth and social status in their clothing seem LESS cooperative and willing to collaborate with others. So, they're less likely to be "team players."
As part of the study, they had people look through various social media profiles . . . some where the people promoted themselves as "high class" with luxury brands . . . and other profiles where people were more modest and neutral.
The people in the experiment were more likely to want the modest and neutral people to join their team . . . and were more likely to dismiss the others as "wealthy," and less caring of others.
That said, if you're looking for a COMPETITIVE team player as opposed to a COOPERATIVE team player, people were more willing to select the fancy dressers.