It takes just a quick glance, maybe three seconds, for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time.
In this short time, the other person forms an opinion about you based on your appearance, your body language, your demeanor, your mannerisms, and how you are dressed.
If you are feeling uncomfortable and on edge, this can make the other person ill at ease and that's a sure way to create the wrong impression.
If you are calm and confident, so the other person will feel more at ease, and so have a solid foundation for making that first impression a good one.
Older adults judged young adult target photos as healthier, more trustworthy, and less hostile, but more aggressive, than younger adults did of the same photos.
Joint experiences are more globally processed (see global precedence for more on processing), as in collectivist cultures.
Even though our mother’s and teacher’s may have taught us NOT to judge a book by it’s cover, the reality is that we do this every day.
First impressions are based on a wide range of characteristics: age, race, culture, language, gender, physical appearance, accent, posture, voice, number of people present, and time allowed to process.
Not only are people quick to form first impressions, they are also fairly accurate when the target presents him or herself genuinely.
Remember, you want to hold their interest when you email back and forth.
When It Comes To Your Email: Now, if you plan on emailing a potential “date”, you need to know how to write a killer first impression email.
So, whether they are in your career or social life, it's important to know how to create a good first impression.