The Psychology of Earring Wearing

The Psychology of Earring Wearing

Why You Wear The Earrings That You Wear

There really is a psychological reason for your wearing the earrings that you wear. Here, we’ll demonstrate this with two types of earrings. Though there are many more types, you should be able to figure it all out yourself after reading this lens. Though not always “politically correct” the psychology involved in why people wear certain types of earrings is honest. So, hey….jump in and find out how crazy you really are!

Perrie Edwards glitters in hoop earrings

Perrie Edwards made sure to stand out on the red carpet this weekend while at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.

Along with her Little Mix bandmates, the silver-haired beauty wore a high-necked, geometric blue maxi dress, accessorised with a gold hem and tiny leather waist belt.

She swept her blue-grey locks into a loose up-do, and further complemented her piercing blue eyes with the addition of white gold hoop earrings, which had been adorned with diamante studs, for added sparkle.

Perrie’s bandmates Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock opted for stud earrings, letting their outfits make colourful statements, while Jesy Nelson also chose to don hold hoops to complement her sun-kissed fake tan.

The Hoop Earrings collection is littered with similar sophisticated jewellery, including these gold metal hoops, with clip-back fastenings for added comfort.

This style is so simple, yet extremely eye-catching so what are you waiting for girls?

WHY Certain Personality Types Wear Certain Types of Earrings?

Who’s Wearing Which Earring?
When you choose a pair of earrings for the day, you are going to involve psychology. Yep, in face, psychology is part of your choosing any of your jewelry. However, we’re not interested in any other jewelry for this article but earrings.

With the literally hundreds of thousands of styles, colors and sizes of earrings available in the global markets, there is certainly no problem with earring choices. However, since both men and women wear them, we’re interested in why they wear the types of earring styles they do. We don’t give a hoot about how they buy them or where they buy them (at least not in this article) but we do want to explore what they’re probably thinking when they wear what they wear.

Because there are so many numerous styles of ear adornment out there, we will only look at two styles for this discussion, that being stud earrings and hoop earrings.

Stud Earrings

The stud earring usually consists of a stiff but small circumference wire that is somewhere around a half inch in length. On one end is a decorative area that is larger than the hole in the earlobe and may be decorated in whatever manner the maker or user so determines. On the other end of the stud is found a usually pointed end on which a retaining ring can be placed so that the pole does not slide off of the earlobe (or another body part, if that is where the stud is being worn).

Studs are the most common initial type of earring that women wear when they are beginning their earring wearing days. This is so that the earlobes can become accostumed to the presence and weight of earrings. Decorations of various ear studs will depend upon the user and/or the benefactor should the user be a child.

Affluent stud wearers will often choose a genuine diamond setting or a rare but colorful stone. If the setting is not a diamond, the stone will probably stand out and, in most cases, will match whatever fashions the wearer is donning.

What is it that you think “stud” earrings say to anyone who notices them? Thus, we begin the discusion of earring psychology.

If the stud she’s wearing is small, hardly decorated and not easily seen, she’s just telling you that she has a sense of fashion and style but she has no need to draw a lot of attention to herself. She’s either shy or has no need to feed her ego and is stable and confident.

The reason that a person does not want to seek attention will be different with each personality.
If she’s not in the mood for lots of company or situations where she would be noticed, she may wear the small, colorless ear studs so she’ll be barely perceptible and delivering a message of quiet denial.

Opposingly there’s the lady who is seen everywhere, loves it, is always the center of attention and thrives in her role. It’s rare that you’ll see her wearing bland ear studs. She’ll, most likely be donning larger, more predominant and decorative ear studs that announce that she’s a star and wants to be noticed, especially by other stars and people of means. This gal wants you to tell her how beautiful and great she is, especially if you have some money.

She is very aware of her appearance and maintains it, proudly. She doesn’t demand your attention but she does insist on it. It’s important for her to let everyone know that she’s always desiring the finer things of life and will usually get them as she does not care for the mundane life experiences. She attempts and often is the life of the party.

Men who wear large diamond stud earrings are simply announcing to the world that they have recently become wealthy and are looking for people who may admire them. Their diamond stud is a way of showing the world that they are successful, have plenty of money and are willing to spend it on the right people, places or things. They have a choice now and their egos are in need of being stroked. They are in search of sexual partners who may be impressed with their newfound prosperity and are willing to be pawns or lovers at the whim of the stud.

Should the male be gay, the needs and demonstrations are much the same and for the same purposes but for other gay males rather than available and willing women.

Hoop Earrings

Giant Hoop Earrings

The single reason for hoop earrings is to draw maximum attention to the person wearing them. The only factors that make that attention small or extreme are the size of the hoops and the substances from which the earrings are produced.

Material like precious metals and expensive diamonds in a large hoop earring are simply invitation to tout the wearer with as much ego building attention as possible. Regardless of whether the wearer is romantically or otherwise attached , it does not matter as the attention addiction is the supreme importance in the life of this person. By the way, that gigantic ego that is begging for attention all the time is often found in the company of an equally powerful chip on the shoulder.

No one wears large hoop earrings to announce themselves as an introvert. The message that these earrings so blatantly and loudly announce is that the wearer is seeking attention from one and all so that she can make her own choice of who is suitable for whatever adventure she might have in mind.

Some prefer to merely flirt while others will take it a good deal further however the earrings, while perhaps not all that clear to the viewer, are the initial bait that points to the wearer like a neon sign saying “LOOK AT ME!!! PAY ATTENTION TO ME!”

I know I’ve heard people tell me that the ONLY reason that they wear large hoop earrings is because they help to emphasize their factial features, their hair or even their ears.

So, why are they trying to emphasize body parts that are already so beautiful? Don’t they stand out anyway?

A man wearing large hoop earrings probably means that he’s gay but that is not necessarily so.

There are definitely a number of straight men who will don the extra large hoop earrings in order to gain attention, the same reason that women wear them. They will probably draw both male and female attention but that may be their purpose and, it works well.



You can count on one thing for certain. When earrings are worn an observer can attain both a fashion and a psychological profile from the earrings. With few exceptions, the wearer’s personality can often to ascertained by simply viewing their type, style and size of earrings.

We’ve just touched on a few types of earrings here but each type will have it’s own psychological characteristics that can be fairly accurately attached to different personalities. Watch for other things like various earring types, styles, colors, modes, types of decorations and stones insets, as well as the number of earrings worn by the person and how they wear them.

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