Four First Impressions People Decide Within a Minute of Meeting You
How long do you think it really takes to get to know someone? In case you didn't know, there are four areas that people subconsciously assume they know about you, within a minute of meeting you.
The first and biggest is whether or not they can trust you! Researchers as Princeton recently had students look at people's faces, and decide whether they were trustworthy.
One group only got to look at each face for a tenth of a second, and the other group got to take as long as they wanted. Interestingly both groups rated the faces about the same.
The second area you are quickly judged on is your level of intelligence. However, this is one you can actually do something about. A recent study found that when you look someone in the eye during a conversation, they automatically think you're smarter.
Next is your promiscuity level and whether or not you sleep around. This one's is unfair, because it only has to do with stereotypes for women. But a British study found that women with visible tattoos are seen as more promiscuous, it also found that these women were likely to drink - a lot.
The final area you are quickly judged on is your level of adventure. But only if they see your walk. A study in 2012 found that swinging your arms and looking relaxed is associated with being an extrovert and more of a risk-taker. People will make up their mind on this in a matter of a few steps.
Source: Business Insider