I had an odd experience on a trip last weekend, so I decided to up my normal girly-dressing to a whole new level. I also decided to up my normal level of interaction - bump up the smiles, bump up the cheer. I wanted to see what would happen...
I am definitely not in Oz anymore! No one freaked out, in fact mostly people were a little bit nicer to me than they usually are. I got a lot of compliments.
What did I learn? Well, I learned that 1) the town that freaked me out by being freaked out by me was a anomaly and that 2) people in SoCal like it when you dress femininely and in bright colors. I also learned that for an introvert like yours truly, it's a real effort to to on high-perk all the time.
Oh, and I learned that I feel awesome when I really turn it out in the morning, much more powerful and focused.
If you want to have people treat you nicely... wearing girly clothes is a good way to get that done.