Contrary to the notion that “you can’t judge a book by its cover“, research has found that social judgments can be accurate when based on thin slices of behavior or even a single photograph of someone’s face. On the other hand, it’s true that there’s never a second chance to make a first impression, because first impressions tend to guide and influence later impressions.

So what it takes to make an impression,

  • 4 Seconds – enough to make a first impression
  • 4  Minutes – enough to make a lasting impression

It is good to be aware that you are influenced by the first impression when you meet people later.

Be mindful about the effect of “Confirmation bias” on our thinking pattern. Our mind is tuned to validate the first impression!

Ebin John Poovathany
Learning to become an Agile Shepherd! My dream is to coach people by connecting with them on a high conscious level, like a Shepherd. I am a person who loves to keep things simple and straight, be it at work or at relations. I truly believe that life is sweet and enjoyable. I work with human beings. I believe that any work which involves human interaction is moral work and any moral work depends upon practical wisdom. For me, life is a journey for learning and understand more about myself.

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