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Decode His Halloween Costume!

by Maryann Pisano on October 7, 2014


The information presented in this website and the comments from Dr. Hughes are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or psychological disorder. The information presented is not a substitute for medical, psychological or psychiatric treatment. You are advised to seek professional medical and psychological help as necessary.


Disney Prince:  despite the mainstream interpretation that Prince Charming is indeed charming, the reality is:  most Disney Princes are complete buffoons.  They lack intellect, insight, and depth.  The princesses have all the brains, wit, and strength.  So if a guy is dressed as a prince, be prepared for superficiality and hang onto your glass slippers.


Reality Star:  “Reality Star” is an oxymoron.   Not only are these shows not reality, their participants are not stars.   If you meet a guy dressed like this, your best bet is to be very confused and say “I don’t get it” over and over again while walking away.


Superhero:  This could be a classic case of overcompensation (who doesn’t want to leap tall buildings in a single bound?) or an excuse to wear man-tights in public.   Choose carefully.


Horror Character:  this guy is not looking for a girlfriend, he is taking his Halloween Costume very seriously and is probably enjoying scaring people or freaking them out.  As long as this is a once a year thing, he might be a keeper!

Best costumes:  quirky, creative, esoteric, effortful.  It’s fine to be someone famous or a recognizable character; the trick is to think it through, research details, and don the persona.  Have fun!

Dr. Carsi Hughes received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northwestern University Medical School. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in adult psychopathology, clinical neuropsychology, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Academic appointments include Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology and Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Studies at Dominican University.

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