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Are You Making A Good First Impression? by Nobody: 8:56am On Feb 07, 2013
When you meet someone for the first time or simply pass a stranger on the street, it's human nature to make assumptions about them: He's conceited and lazy, she's rich and friendly, that little girl is a huge brat. And you may have wondered what people think of you the first time they lay eyes on you.

"When it comes to appearance, how you put yourself together matters more than being conventionally pretty," says Brandy Mychals, author of How to Read a Client from Across the Room (McGraw-Hill, 2012). "A job interview can be over before you even sit down because the person has already made snap judgments."

Some of the ways others come to those opinions aren't what you may expect. Check out these five things people rate you by so you can make that tenth of a second count and wow everyone at first sight.

1. Your feet do the talking: You can never have too many shoes-and people judge you based on every single pair. In a study published in Journal of Research in Personality, researchers found that people could accurately guess a stranger's age, gender, and income simply by looking at what was on their feet. They also associated certain personality traits with different shoes. More masculine-looking pairs were thought to be worn by less agreeable people, while stylish or attractive shoes were assumed to be donned by rich, conscientious folks. And people rocking those ankle boots that are so in right now came across as aggressive.


2. Cosmetic powers: Brushing on a little shadow or blush can not only up your attractiveness factor, it can make you appear more confident. In a 2011 study funded by Proctor & Gamble and performed by Harvard University, people said women wearing a little makeup were more likeable, competent, and trustworthy than those with bare faces.

But don't use a heavy hand with that eyeliner: Too much makeup still made women attractive, but they also seemed untrustworthy and dishonest, especially when participants only got a quick glimpse of the woman.


3. Grin and bear it: Your dentist is about to become your most popular medical practitioner. Earlier this year, Kelton Research conducted a study funded by Invisalign where more than 1,000 people were shown pictures of men and women's teeth. Those with straight smiles were perceived to be happier, smarter, and more successful and popular than those with crooked teeth.

Thirty-eight percent also said crooked choppers would kill the chances of a second date, and almost half said that when two job candidates had the same skills and experience, one with straight teeth would be hired over one with crooked teeth.

4. The clothes make the woman: While Hillary Rodham Clinton rocks the pantsuit-and certainly nobody would doubt her confidence or competence-showing a little leg (tastefully, of course) may work better for you. Women in skirt suits were thought to earn more money and be more confident than those in pantsuits in a study conducted at the U.K.'s University of Hertfordshire. The researchers say the skirt balances professionalism with attractiveness without being provocative.

Wearing the right outfit can also change your self-perception, researchers at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management found. Students who wore white lab coats while doing a scientific experiment performed better than those in regular clothes.

5. Take up space: Simply standing tall can speak volumes. According to a 2011 study published in Psychological Science, so-called "posture expansiveness"-where you open up the body and occupy space-not only makes you appear more confident and authoritative, you actually think and act that way. Posture matters even more than your title: It gives you a sense of power, no matter where you line up on the totem pole, researchers say.

http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/making-good-first-impression-153300242.html

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Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by LORDEST(m): 3:19pm On Feb 11, 2013
Nice !!!
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by Nobody: 3:19pm On Feb 11, 2013
First impression,they say,lasts long.
But whenever some peeps(like me),give a negative first impression of themselves...pardon.
It's either they missed their "medication" for that day,or they don't just give a fvck about what people think.

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Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by PrinceNN(m): 3:22pm On Feb 11, 2013
I let the swag do the talking cool
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by Friedrich080(m): 3:24pm On Feb 11, 2013
Ok..am dancing Alingo
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by seunblack(m): 3:29pm On Feb 11, 2013
Can't bliv am d sixth to reply
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by Beaf1: 3:40pm On Feb 11, 2013
Nice piece Beautiful
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by kalunomics(m): 3:42pm On Feb 11, 2013
so many things to put in the head just because of employment chai!! Make i go borrow memory card come
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by floragregs(f): 3:48pm On Feb 11, 2013
My smile speaks for me always sha

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Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by mysticgal(f): 4:07pm On Feb 11, 2013
My smile,my speech,my composure,my confidence and my dressing creates good impression of me.i cant go unnoticable.
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by Nobody: 4:42pm On Feb 11, 2013
Good advice.

And it is best to make these into a habit.

Our habits make or destroy us, whether we like it or not.
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by annastacie: 4:46pm On Feb 11, 2013
good to know i will try and take that bold step
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by annastacie: 4:47pm On Feb 11, 2013
good to know i will try and make the bold step
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by yuzedo: 4:59pm On Feb 11, 2013
I have a Mansion in Banana Island. That impresses people first and foremost ok? cool
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by Multcolor: 5:39pm On Feb 11, 2013
Thanks for this . I'm impressed
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by GentleNaaz(m): 6:17pm On Feb 11, 2013
So first impression maters? No wonder i hv no girl friend..... Am nw begining 2 tink lik a normal anonymous
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by Artistree(f): 6:19pm On Feb 11, 2013
Nice one...
I always leave my people with a disturbing feeling of looking forward to seeing me again.
If only ladies would realise the power of skirt suits...It leaves u feeling soooo confident, like u earn a million bucks!
Thanks op...
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by Emmanueledu(m): 8:35pm On Feb 11, 2013
Very well said!!!
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by Evagreenfields: 9:36pm On Feb 11, 2013
Heheheehe. I ll go burn all mytrouser-suits nw. Really tho, I feel more Confident on my skirt suits esp when on heels. #bliss
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by Jordanmusa(m): 1:53am On Feb 12, 2013
mysticgal: My smile,my speech,my composure,my confidence and my dressing creates good impression of me.i cant go unnoticable.
undecided gbagaun!
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by Funjosh(m): 5:32am On Feb 12, 2013
Midas touch.
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by pavitrabalse07: 8:50am On Feb 12, 2013
Good post.. This tips will also helps while attending interview because first impression concept matters a lot....
Re: Are You Making A Good First Impression? by realkola: 9:33am On Feb 12, 2013
Nice one

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