Are people who wear glasses more trustworthy?

“If you believe people with glasses are more intelligent– numerous studies back up that people believe in this stereotype–you may also think that person is more trustworthy,” according to an article in Pacific Standard magazine titled The Hidden Psychology of Wearing Glasses.

BUT, “if the frames are obstructing their eyes in an overt way, that may morph into distrust.” This is why it is important to have glasses that fit properly, have an anti-reflective coating on  the lenses, and are the right size for one’s face shape and size.

This is just one of the non-verbal messages glasses, and the type of glasses being worn, convey about the wearer.

To some, glasses can make you look cool or like a dork, but they can also change your self-perception.

The point is, you don’t see glasses and think nothing.

Full-rim glasses give off less attractive, yet more intelligent vibes when compared to rimless glasses or non-spectacled faces. In light of the latter impression, job interviewees have been shown to perform better when wearing glasses. In the realm of amateur, non-peer-reviewed studies, one 17-year-old ended his suffering at the hand of bullies by taking cues from Corey Hart and donning his sunglasses at night!.

But while everyone thinks something about those wearing glasses, what that is, has shifted.   Glasses are cool now.  In a competitive world, glasses can also prove a psychological tool in making their wearers more distinctive, and appear more honest, sophisticated, dependable, and industrious.

Here are the 6 cues your glasses provide to others:

  1. Honesty: Glasses can make you look more honest.
  2. Trustworthiness: You may look more trustworthy if you’re wearing glasses with rims.
  3. Intelligence: People with glasses look like they read more; hence, they are more intelligent.
  4. Social class: Higher social class is associated with wearing glasses.
  5. Threat: Glasses take away your apparent threat level, especially if you’re a man.
  6. Personality: Wearing glasses with logos means you’re fashion conscious, and anxiously so, if those logos are there to impress.

Our professional team of Opticians understand the psychology of wearing glasses and therefore are experts on how they should fit and feel.