We are living in the society where individuals are judged, stereotyped and labeled very quickly. The statement “First impression is the last impression” is also a miserable illustration of this reality.
Like all you did was took a quick glance, not more than five seconds, you are meeting the person for the first time and you just shaped an opinion about his or her overall personality by the way he or she is dressed, body language, attitude or appearance! Don’t you think it is quite unfair? At least, you should give someone a little margin about it.
Our Opinions are Typically Biased
The thought that pops up in our mind right after seeing someone for the first time are usually biased. Yeah, that’s right! No matter how sharp you think you can be while judging others, it’s mostly not what you think. We already have an experience, either good or bad, of meeting a different kind of people. When we meet someone for the first time, those experiences are always there in our subconscious awareness and they somehow consequence the why we encounter and evaluated person’s impression unintentionally or deliberately. Some people even go so extreme with this behavior that for them to reverse or undo a person’s first impression is nearly impossible.
The way we think about society or the individuals has a great impact on our social life as well career. In fact, it has a vital part in our personal lifestyle and the tone we follow for our relationships.
Don’t Swift to Judge!
No doubts, first impressions are significant and one should make a proper effort to mark a nice first impression but they are definitely not everything! Everyone deserves a second chance, knowing a person is what should form an opinion about him, no matter if the initial impression was worthy or ruthless. In your day to day interaction, you will encounter with different shades of personalities, the choices you make are important. Don’t be so quick and judgmental by the color ones wearing, the lawn suits she is attiring or the women handbag she's carrying. These are just too mainstream gears to judge someone’s character. Give people a little more space.