A child in India who hates being cut and has a hard time with hair, a new study says.
The findings, reported by a newspaper in Bengaluru on Tuesday, suggest a link between how people feel about their appearance and how they feel about haircuts.
The study, led by a research team from the Indian National Institute of Science, has shown that people who are more fearful of haircuts are more likely to suffer from psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety.
According to the study, people with a history of experiencing severe psychological disorders who are in favour of haircut bans, or who are strongly opposed to haircuts in general, are more prone to develop depression and other mental health disorders.
“People with severe psychological disorder are less likely to engage in haircuts,” said Dr. Naveen Kumar, one of the study’s co-authors.
The researchers analysed data from over 7,000 people in five Indian states, from both men and women.
The survey covered a range of personality traits, including levels of worry, anxiety, depression, anxiety disorders and social anxiety disorders.
Psychological traits such as neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientiousness, agreeability, agreeably or conscientiousness were analysed.
The research team looked at the relationship between the psychological traits of the participants and their preference for haircuts and whether or not they had been cut by a child.
They also examined whether or when a child had been groomed for a haircut, whether or also whether or whether the child was groomed by an adult.
People who had a history or diagnosed a history and/or diagnosed a severe psychological problem were more likely than those who did not to have a haircut.
In a follow-up study, the researchers also asked participants whether they had received any form of social support.
People with a diagnosis of social anxiety disorder were less likely than non-psychiatric people to have received any type of support for a haircuts cut.
People were also more likely if they had experienced any form or exposure to violence or abuse.
The results suggest that a cut is a part of the family environment.
“It’s possible that people have social norms which are set at an early age and they don’t recognise the social pressures that come with them.
If they are not groomed in a suitable way, they may have a problem with their hair and their appearance,” said senior author Dr. J.K. Narayanan.
The new study is the first to examine the association between people’s psychological health and their hairstyles.
“The current study adds to the evidence that there are psychological differences in the haircuts of children and adolescents and this may play a role in the development of mental disorders,” said Narayananyan.