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Nine Things to Know About First Impressions

You can recover even if you make a bad first impression

Did you know that a single glance at a person's face is enough to form a first impression? Research shows that it takes between just 33–100 milliseconds for someone to form judgments about your character.

Such a short amount of time is clearly not enough to accurately gauge a person’s character. But it’s only natural for us to make assumptions about someone when we first meet them.

We also get attached to our initial impressions of others and find it difficult to change our opinion. Even when presented with contrasting evidence. As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a great first impression.

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