Are First Impressions really Important and True

@sunnypub (2130)
United States
December 13, 2006 11:23am CST
You hear it everywhere that first impressions are so important and that they tell you a lot about the person. I would like to think that is not true because I am not good with first impressions. I have been told that I come across kind of snooty and rigid at first impressions but I am really not like that. The people who are close to me say that I am hard to get to know but once I let you I am great. Just curious if you really think first impressions are all that important and if you rely on first impressions to decide who to get to know better or not.
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@dalilac1 (862)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Usually I give someone a second chance before determining my impression of them, however, I do keep that first impression in my thoughts. I too am hard to get to know, I keep to my self mainly. So I know what you mean by others judgments.
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@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
13 Dec 06
yea my friends tell me they are glad they gave me a chance but that I am not easy to get to know. It is the same thing, I just tend to keep to myself, but if you are a friend then all bets are off and I am an open book. thanks for responding.
@dalilac1 (862)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I could not have said that better myself. I would give my friends the shirt off my back if it came to it:) It's just getting past the first hard stage of getting to know the real me.
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@michele609 (1687)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I would have to get to the no the person before I judge them! First impressions are what you think about a person without even getting to know them, I still go by the saying "Dont Judge a Book By Its Cover"!!
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@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
13 Dec 06
that is a great saying and I wish more people still followed it. Thanks for responding.
• United States
6 Mar 07
I'm alot like you - I tend to come across as snooty and rigid at first but I think that is just my defense mechanism because of people judging me in the past. Once you get to know me, I believe and have been told - I'm a real sweetheart but if you judge me by the first impression you get, then you most likely won't like me. But then again, if I'm trying hard to make a good impression then I will smile alot and be as friendly as I can so I guess it depends. Either way, I do not think 1st Impressions are anything more than just that - people shouldn't judge a book by it's cover or by the small description on the back. :]
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@bluewings (3857)
24 Feb 07
First impressions, to me ,are just that- First impressions.When I get to know the person better I might at times let go of what I thought about him or her the first time we got introduced.If I never get to meet the person again ,then the first being the only impression I had of the person ,it stays with me.However,I never make a judgement from a first impression.It just contributes towards a progressive analysis of his/her personality.
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@merkava (1225)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
First impressions don't tell the whole story, they're just like a movie trailer. I'm also bad with first impressions. I'm uncomfortable talking with people who are introduced by my friends and I end up making a goof of myself which they find funny and very appealing. As a person it takes some time for an individual to open up to others because only 2 things will happen with first impressions. 1)you'll be at the height of epitome and are entitled as a "cool person" 2) you'll be condemned into being a freak. But those are just the mindset of shallow people thinking that every individual they might MUST have an exceptional appeal or else they won't bother with you. I wish people would lighten up a bit, it's not as if you're being judged if you're gonna go to heaven or hell.
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