First impression is last impression!

@dpk262006 (56115)
Delhi, India
April 12, 2007 11:24pm CST
Do you believe in this - 'First impression is the last impression"? I would like you to tell me your expereinces both positive and negative in this regard, e.g. you met a person at the first instance and he left a very bad impression on you.....and thereafter he showed improved behaviour or character, but you could not forget his/her first impression and vice versa. Thanks.
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@liranlgo (5749)
• Israel
13 Apr 07
No. I certainly do not. I really think that everyone has a first impression and it changes most of the time, unless the person is a very shallow minded. I know that i did have a first impression on people that i did know, but i always insisted on knowing them better, and a lot of the times, the impression changed. a lot of times you make your first impression based on specific fears that you have and you do have to know the person, to get them away.
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
i think it is not, it is not always the first impression that it will be the last impression, coz i met someone before and i have a negative impression with him, but then i just misinterpret his action. his one of my best pal now if you might asking.
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@kming52 (280)
• China
13 Apr 07
Yes,the first impression is very important.When I like someone the first time ,I seldom feel not good of his/her behaviors .And on the other side,if hate someone in the first sight,i might not like him/her for a long time.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Sometimes people come on as very nice friendly, sweet, caring etc., and after you get to know them they show their true colors. Other times, the first impression is a bad one and later after you get to know the person he turns out to be a very pleasant person. Therefore, it is a good idea to reserve judgement until you get to know the person.
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
11 Oct 07
actually first impression has lot to do, but i don't think that first impression is the last one. i agree that first impression has a lasting impression. But if after a not so good first impression, the person imprioves, then obviously i have to consider tenlater one.
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@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
11 Oct 07
Thanks for touching one of very old discussions! I agree with your views. I enjoy reading your response and I agree with your views. :):)
@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
3 Sep 07
I've generally found this to be untrue. Although I'm not generally judgemental, there have been some of my current good friends that I did not get the best vibe on upon our first meeting, but after giving them a chance and getting to know them, I found that they were wonderful people and great friends. I have also found that people who seemed great at first are now two-faced people that probably weren't worth my time, but that I have many great memories of.
@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
10 Sep 07
OK! I will have to but agree with your views. I enjoy reading your response and am impressed with your thoughts.
• India
26 May 07
I don't think first impression is ultimately the last impression. Its because you don't know the person, his interests, his likes and dislikes, his strengths & weaknesses etc. The more you get closer to him, I mean as a friend, the more you come to know about him. For example, a person may be a bit shy to converse with strangers and may not answer appropriately. But later on you may find that he is a wizard in some field of his interest. So deciding the person's qualities just on the first impression would not make justice to him and is also not beneficial to you.
@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
30 May 07
thanks for your views.
@subathra (3519)
• India
1 Nov 07
I have met people who move so good at first and later show their bad attitude..and even some whom i consider that they are not good but seem to be so good after some time..hence i never estimate someone at first instance..but certainly these first impression whether good or bad stays in your mind.
• India
1 Nov 07
need not be but first impression is usually the best impression...