The 2 Snap Judgments EVERYONE Makes When You First Meet

by | Mar 30, 2019


Snap JudgmentsJust met someone new? Here’s what they think about you.

Amy Cuddy is a psychologist at Harvard Business School. For the past ten years she has been studying first impressions and found there are two snap judgements people make when they first meet you. The first is whether or not you can be trusted.

One of the first questions a person asks themself when they meet someone new is “does this person have good intentions towards me?” According to Cuddy, trust is the most important factor when you meet someone. If a person doesn’t trust you they won’t like you.

How to do this? Put away your phone. Nothing stops a conversation faster than checking a text message. Focus your energy on the conversation, they’re more enjoyable when you’re immersed in them.

Another tip, make time for small talk. Research shows that starting meetings with just five minutes of small talk gets better results and helps people warm up to you.

For the second snap judgment, click here now. And make it work in your favor.

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