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What Your Halloween Costume Says About You

What Your Halloween Costume Says About You

You may not know it but your Halloween costume says a lot about the part of your personality that you normally hide.

That's according to Dr. Scott Bea, a psychologist at The Cleveland Clinic.  He says you hide the majority of your personality to others, "They say we can only let about 20% of our real personality leak out in our workplace.  When you're being a parent you have to conform to a certain set of standards, but on Halloween we get to play a little bit, so we can expand the range of who we are in a real pleasant and fun way."

Dr. Bea says if you choose a celebrity costume, you are looking to be more popular or have more power.  If you wear a scary clown or ghoul-costume you are looking to let out some of your dark side.  If you wear a sexy costume you are showing a side of yourself that you normally hide away.



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