First impressions

@Mare73 (1335)
United States
August 1, 2008 8:46am CST
Do you believe first impressions make a lasting impressions? Are you quick to judge someone when you come face to face with them? What do you first notice upon meeting a person?
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5 responses
• Indonesia
1 Aug 08
I often make first impressions to people that I meet. And I realised that I often make mistakes abot my first impression, but sometimes my feeling is true. I consider my first impression as my reaction facing for new I meet.
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Sometimes all it takes is a handshake and hello - that can certaintly tell a lot about a person.
@spalladino (17922)
• United States
1 Aug 08
As someone who used to do the interviewing and made hiring decisions for my former employer I can tell you that first impressions are very important in all aspects of a person's life. Everyone forms an opinion about someone new within the first couple of seconds of meeting them so it's always a good idea to put a smile on your face and be as approachable as possible when you first meet anyone. That's what I notice first...the personality as it is displayed in a social setting. Is that person shy and withdrawn, serious and aloof, or open and friendly?
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Interesting. So you have a lot of experience reading people. That must of been fun.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
1 Aug 08
First impressions do make a lasting impression, but can and often to do change once you get to know the person better. I do sometimes unconciously judge people when I come face to face with them, but try and correct myself. I always notice the eyes of the person. It becomes difficult to form an impression when they wear shades though.
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
1 Aug 08
I don't like talking to people when they are wearing shades! It does make it hard to read them.
@faruk08 (30)
• Bangladesh
9 Aug 08
It is true and I believe it.
@shell1986 (405)
• United States
1 Aug 08
I think first impressions are very important when it comes to meeting new people. It tells you a lot about the person right from the start. I would say that when it comes to me judging someone it takes about 15 minutes for me to decide whether or not I like their personality. That may seem kind of shallow but I've met people where I've despised them in two minutes due to their bad attitudes. When I first meet someone there are two things I notice: appearance and body language. I don't judge their appearance in the aspect that they aren't wearing stylish clothes...I want to know they can match their own clothing. And body language will tell whether or not they really care to meet you etc.