Do you believe in "First impression last"?

@zerd87 (301)
Philippines
July 24, 2011 1:58am CST
Well when you think of it, it is basically yes or no answer. I'am just wondering if lot of people believe on this. Well we love to have a good impression for the first time, but can we say that we aren't being a judgmental minded. I believe that everybody deserves a second chance. I have known people that they base their mentality in the first time they meet the person. Even though the person change they will always look you like that. Do you really believe on that?
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@averygirl72 (16620)
• Philippines
24 Jul 11
Hi, Its a common saying that First impression last, but I disregard it on my own experience. I don't believe in it. Sometimes I my first impression is right but most of the time, I have proven my first impression are just first impression. Example I have a lot of good impression with good looking people but when I get to learn them more I start to see some flaws in them and then my view change. If your first impression is always right then you are gifted. I think we build impression as time moves on
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• United Kingdom
24 Jul 11
I think a first impression is very important if it's positive, but if it's not built on, it will not last. However, it provides tremendous good will, and a person on the receiving end really wants to continue liking you I feel. I'm speaking generally; obviously, and these are my personal impressions. On the other hand, a BAD first impression is in my view, very difficult to reverse. So while a good first impression is in my view not cast iron, a bad first impression can, again in my view, be utterly disastrous!
@rahulx1 (297)
• India
24 Jul 11
i dont believe in this i think every day is different so every day we need to impress.by 1st day impression you cant stand last long so you need to impress every time
@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
24 Jul 11
I do think that it depends on the person, the situation, and such. I don't think that this saying always applies, but from my own experience, I have to say that it has applied to some extent.
• Philippines
24 Jul 11
Most people base their judgments on their first impression of someone. I found first impressions to be false most of the time. I'm not talking about my first impressions solely, my friends also admit that most of the time they make a mistake of judging a person by his looks. That's why I'm making a point to know the person before first before judging.
• United States
24 Jul 11
I think the last impressio I have of a person is the one where i get to know them. I don't think the first impression is the last. we don't know them enough for this to be true.
@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
24 Jul 11
No. on my experience its not true. People always have that impression that I am a difficult person to deal with... haha. They think I am hard to please. But after some time they realize its wrong then tell me of their first impression and then we laugh otgether of what they thought I am. SOme people wont like us the first time they meet us but if we try to discover each other, then most of the time, first impressions never last.
• Romania
24 Jul 11
I believe that is lasts, as long as you "read" the facts. If you tend to see people in a bright light, chances are your first impression will prove to be inaccurate.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
24 Jul 11
For some people yes, but for other people no. Really though with a lot of us, we tend to judge a lot about the first thing that we do in fact see with people. Which is really not the best thing in the world to do to say the very least, as there are times where people do have off days. Of course, we are not really going to know that all that much but there are times where it happens at the worst possible times. I think most people put their best foot forward a lot of the time. Unfortunately a lot of the things that are going to work out in theory, not necessarily so much in practice. There are just a lot of people who when they make that first impression, they are not really going to really do the best job. How they do in the future, you should keep an eye on them, to see if they prove that first impression wrong. Or very right. It really does depend on the situation to say the least.
@thetis74 (1525)
24 Jul 11
I think it depends on the person. If he was being himself/herself at the very first impression, then the impression will definitely last. But if the person is just pretending to be someone else, then there is just no truth to that.
@diala84 (139)
• United States
24 Jul 11
I think there is something to be said for a gut feeling or lasting first impressions. Not that there can't be any changes to the relationship but that first instance will give you an idea as to which way you are being pushed and you can make a decision to ignore it and try again or you can decide to end it there. I think a gut feeling is really similar like meeting someone and having a bad reaction to them. It could be their body language, demeanor or tone but right off the bat you don't trust this person. This can save your life and it can really keep you out of harms way by assessing a situation quickly. We are born to make generalization about our environment otherwise we would never learn so it is only natural that we have bias and can make a decision so quickly even if we aren't entirely aware of what we are assessing.
@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
24 Jul 11
When I was in school and heard this phrase first time. I thought it was true. But later on with my experiences in life, I found out that this statement is not true at all. I is true that we humans very easily get carried away by the outer-appearance or outer beauty of people. If someone comes well dressed and talks very confidently adding some stylish touch to it , we get very impressed and think the person is extraordinary and give him more than what he actually deserves. But truth is never hidden, when you spend some more time with the extraordinary man, you soon find out his negative points and realize your mistake. On the other hand, you may not treat someone with respect due to his innocence, ignorance or simplicity until one day you find out his excellent qualities that will make you change your opinion. With time and experience in life everyone changes so we should not judge a person by his first appearance, as that may not necessarily be his true image.If some people are taking it granted that people never change, then they are doing a great injustice.......everyone should be given a chance in life.