“You never get a second chance to make a first impression”(Oscar Wild) .When you meet someone for the first time you are actually determining how your friendship will be in the future. Most importantly you are giving them a first look at who you are and how the tone of your relationship is going to be. First impressions are one of the most important to be good at.
First impressions cause first opinions as well. “How good these impressions are at making accurate judgments of people depends on the observer and the person being observed”(Carlin Flora for www.psychologytoday.com) .This means that the person you meet will will judge on your appearance and actions. Recent study’s have shown that people can evaluate someones attributes in the first 20 to 30 seconds the same as well as a trained professional could in 20 minutes. This is also when they will determine if your a prompt person or not.
The tone of a relationship is also determined by first impressions. If you act comfortable and relaxed chances are they will also be comfortable and relaxed. This also works the other way around. Keeping a positive attitude is key when setting the tone of a relationship. Before ether people say a word your brain is already having internal conversation. It asks things like “Who does this person remind me of?” and “how is this person like me?”. This affects the relationship tone because it is starting to make you think of a personality that is not there own.
There is a science to first impressions that most people do not know about. When you meet someone for the first your body does a plethora of different things. First is your eyes and brain get engaged and tell you the appearance of the person. Then your nose kicks in and helps you know what you think of them. Many times, the way a person's breath smells determines the course of the conversation and can leave a long lasting and devastating effect, even if everything else is normal. Next...