The Psychology Behind The Beard, Why Bearded Men Think Differently

For some men, growing a beard is purely a style thing. If you look great with a beard, and most men do, it is natural that you want to enhance your appearance. Whether you grow a beard for yourself or to impress others, a great looking beard will make a man feel better about themselves.

Therefore, there are psychological boosts to be derived from growing a beard but equally, there is often psychology behind the reasons a man has for growing a beard. Looking great is always going to be an important factor in growing a beard but the beard may also help a man to feel stronger, more imposing, more confident and ultimately, more manly.

Various studies have backed this up, with not only men who have grown beards stating that their perceptions have driven this action but the thoughts of people without beards have also had an opinion. There are perceptions surrounding beards and it is inevitable that some men who grow a beard have this in mind during the process.

Be a manly man with a beard!

Not every man can grow a beard and there is a perception that those who can grow a beard are more manly than men who cannot grow a beard. This is not always the case, yes testosterone plays a part but so do other factors, however, men with beards are considered to be more rugged or intimidating than others.

You only have to consider the differences between the way a clean shaved man, perhaps with a baby-face style is regarded with respect to the way a man with a full beard is regarded. A man with a full beard is seen as being more aggressive and intimidating. This isn’t always the case, many men with beards are cuddly bears, in more ways than one, but it is often helpful for a man to develop this image and perception of himself.

In an environment when a man can benefit from being seen as an alpha male, it is helpful to have an appearance that sets them apart from other men. However, the impact that a beard has on other people will be shaped by other factors. When a beard is paired with certain clothing and attitude, it can create a different mindset in many people.

Show your maturity by growing a beard 

In many ways, growing a beard allows a man to seem more mature. The ability to grow facial hair is a clear indicator that the man is no longer a boy and that they want to be taken more seriously. This can be helpful in the workplace if a man wants to be seen as a viable candidate for a promotion or a leadership role. It can also be a brilliant signal to a partner or someone you wish to develop a relationship with that you are responsible and can take control of situations.

Given that first impressions are hugely important in the modern era, a beard is an effective way of introducing yourself as a trusted and mature man who can be relied upon. In both work and play, this can be a powerful calling card to have at your disposal, helping you to gain immediate attention or trust from people you want approval from.

At Beard Spunk, we know that beards are about so much more than facial hair. If you are looking to create the best impression and want to create a certain image with others, we are here to assist you.

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