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Updated 07/13/2017

   FIRST IMPRESSIONS REALLY REALLY REALLY
          DO MATTER ... A WHOLE BUNCH.
 
   From messy unkempt oily hair down to your unpolished shoes,
   bad breath, dirty teeth, smudges on your nose, dirt on you face
   and clothing, wrinkled clothing and tracking in oil on your shoes.
   Yep, every inch of you presents an image about you to someone.
 
    We can't help it ... we're highly judgemental so get over it folks.


    First impression (psychology)  |  Wikipedia
     In psychology, a first impression is the event when one person first encounters another
     person and forms a mental image of that person. Impression accuracy varies depending
     on the observer and the target (person, object, scene, etc.) being observed. 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.
     The first impressions individuals give to others could greatly influence how they are treated
     and viewed in many contexts of everyday life.


    Two Snap Judgments People Make
    When They First Meet You  |  Linkedin, Dr. Travis Bradberry                                                                           07/10/2017
     Amy Cuddy, a psychologist at the Harvard Business School, has been studying first
     impressions for more than a decade. She and her colleagues found that we make snap

     judgments about other people that answer two primary questions:
       -  Can I trust this person?
       -  Can I respect this person’s capabilities?

    According to Cuddy’s research, 80% to 90% of a first impression is based on these two
    traits. Subconsciously, you and the people you meet are asking yourselves, “Can I trust
    that this person has good intentions toward me?” and “Is this person capable?”
    [Amy Cuddy videos are in TheCTGroups.org under TED Videos]