2 minutes or often 30 seconds into a conversation, people form first impressions about one another. From the way we shake hands to our posture, to our ability to make and hold eye contact, we are constantly being judged. It is irrelevant as to whether our real personality is shielded by a finely designed veneer or whether we dress our flaws with Armani’s finest suit or Vera Wang’s silkiest dress.
This goes to show the important of first impressions and despite the fact that many of our first impressions are fraudulent and fraught with ulterior motives, we ought never to play down the importance of first impressions. Yes, by being a refined version of ourselves we are not being true to who we really are but we never get a second chance to make a first impression. Instead of being tailor made for our first impression, we ought to work on the foundation of who we are in order to become the better person we portray ourselves to be.
First impressions are instrumental to building a healthy relationship, be it a formal or casual one. We ought to ensure our first impression is a true impression and not a false impression.