What is a first impression?

Answer

A first impression is the overall perception of someone that one gleans from a first meeting with that person. Because first impressions are powerful, people are often careful of their demeanor when they meet new people.

One example of the power of first impressions is a study noted by Psychology Today in 2004. In the study, untrained subjects watched 20- to 32-second videos of job applicants greeting interviewers. They were then asked to rate the job applicants on attributes such as assurance and likeability. These untrained subjects gave assessments that were close to those of the trained interviewers, who were given 20 minutes with the applicants. This implies that the very first moments of meeting someone are the most crucial in forming an impression of that person.

Q&A Related to "What is a first impression?"
A first impression when meeting another person is your hygiene, how you dress and your personality. This makes up your character and one should never try to be anyone else, but themselves
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_first_impression
Focus on your appearance. Dress for the position, but in a slightly more formal style. Dark-colored, well-tailored suits in a job interview for a professional job are typically appropriate
http://www.ehow.com/info_12006462_can-improve-firs...
1 It can be fun to invite a girlfriend to come over to help you select which clothes to wear but it can also be confusing if she doesn't have the same dressing style like you . You
http://www.wikihow.com/Dress-to-Impress-on-First-D...
she thought it was pretty cool.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_Abigail_Adams'_...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2015 Ask.com