do you rely on first impressions ?

@arkaf61 (10881)
Canada
February 15, 2007 1:21am CST
or do you prefer to learn a bit more about the person in question before you form and opinion. Although my first impressions are often right, I prefer to take the time to learn more about that person until I form my opinion.
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@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
31 Mar 07
I don't ever form an opinion on someone without at least being around them awhile. But what my instincts tell me throughout the first meeting can tell me whether or not I WANT to be around them enough to actually get to know them. I dunno..I have good instincts I guess, they're usually right. My best friend Jess finds it odd how I can pick abstract facts out of nowhere about someone without even knowing very well. But I guess it's just how much I pay attention.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
31 Mar 07
That is exactly how it works with me :) Sure my first impression gives me an idea - often on the dot -, but I won't really form a decision based on my intuition even if it comes out to be right hehe The funny thing is that i usually pick up on things very easily about people, but in some other things I am so clueless it's not even funny LOL
@anjoks (2084)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
As the saying goes, "First impression lasts".. that's kinda true. In some way, people always make a comment whethere it's good or bad to the person they actually first met. But i guess that's only natural. I don't really rely on that much. , ur right. Have to know the person more before we make any comments regarding attitude and all those stuffs. ^_^
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
Tes, it's so normal to create that first impression, but even though it is right sometimes, often it isn't. Better to just give it a bit more time and then we can have an opinion.
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
In rare cases I might instantly dislike a person on first impression - if they are being very rude eg. but usually I wait before making judgements. I don't think you can really sum up a person in a few minutes. That's my experience anyway.
@Jleivang (374)
• India
15 Feb 07
I go by the first impression. I believe that first impression is the last one. I find it hard to give a second chance when it comes to this. But, I also know it's important to understand people before plunging into a conclusion, but its difficult.
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@XxAngelxX (2831)
• Canada
15 Feb 07
I wish I could learn to take more time learning about people and then forming an opinion. Instead I tend to make snap judgements about people and they usually turn out to be wrong. I am far to trusting by nature and although I know this, I can't seem to break the habit. As a result, I find I get used a lot by people.
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@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Whereas I certainly like to give everyone a chance to "show me" who they are, I find that my initial intuitive impression of someone tends to be right more than 90% of the time. If I pick up a bad vibe from someone, there is usually a good reason for me to be cautious around them. Likewise, if I get really positive feelings within the first few seconds, I often end up getting along really well with that person.
@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
First impressions can be a problem if you base the whole relationship on that fact alone.As you said,it is wise to get to know an individual before making the opinion as first impressions are a form of prejudicism. I do agree that there are certain people who seem to have a good aura about them which encourages you to befriend you,but in the long run the truth will reviel itself.