Well put. In all honesty, I would probably fail the "test" for no other reason than I can be the oddest duck.I find long hair to be a wonderful social filter.
Some people do harbour negativity towards long hair, and assume a lack of social morality or reliability. The status chasers, terminally vain, and other superficially driven individuals, tend to give me a wide berth. That's brilliant as far as I am concerned. Anyone that assumes I am socially inferior purely due to my looks, is doing me a favour by avoiding me, as they are precisely the people I don't want to get stuck talking to.
That leaves two other "groups". There's the curious ones who think my long hair means something, such as biker, or musician. My conversations with them are likely to be brief, as we'll probably have very little in common.
The ones that treat me no differently to any one else, are undoubtedly the ones I'll end up having the best conversations with. No initial impressions of superiority or inferiority, due to not measuring themselves against others, and enough imagination and freedom of personality, to not assume I am locked in a small focussed subset of society.
So, interesting people talk to me, and superficial and boring people leave me alone. What's not to like?
I am as close as one can be to bipolar without a diagnosis. I can be in a social setting and be thrilled to have NO ONE speak to me, and literally an hour later chewing on some poor soul's ear not letting them get a werd in. Quite rude, but there it is.
And the next party it is just the opposite. I'll start out talkative and then clam up.
Now you can see why the War Department prefers to lock me in my crate and just go out by herself whenever possible.