Web Desk: According to research, your first impression is formed within 7 seconds. If you have a job interview, the manager can make a decision about hiring you in just 30 seconds. Your influential first impression could increase your chances of finding a job, a friend, a client or a life partner.
Here are 10 things that destroy a first impression immediately.
Research reveals that people with a weak handshake are judged as being shy, anxious, less open, and lacking any ability. And also don’t hold one’s hand for too long. Just give a firm handshake.
Wrong hand position
Put your hands in your lap, but don’t put them in your pocket because it senses that you are hiding something. If you put your hands on the table, don’t squeeze your hands too tight or put your palms down.
Eating chew gum is immature, childish and somewhat lower class. It is usually informal.
It is a powerful tool for making a good impression. Maintain eye contact while talking and listening. People who avoid eye contact are views as less sincere, less attractive and more anxious.
Playing with your hair
This is for women. Research says that women touch their hair up to 18 times a day. This sends a really wrong signal to a person you’re talking with. Also indicates anxiety, low self-esteem, stress and discomfort.
Wrong conversation topics
Topics like, health, problems, money, religion, politics or personal life and problems are really not good things to discuss in your first meeting. Try not to focus the conversation only on yourself and don’t forget to listen to the person you’re speaking with.
Invading personal space
Maintain physical space between you and the person you’re speaking with. If you approach the other person too closely you may seem aggressive, but also maintaining too much space indicates that you’re not interested.
Making distracting noise
Don’t make such noise like tapping your foot or finger, cracking your knuckles because all these are annoying and distracting. Also indicates nervousness, irritation, impatience.
Checking cellphone or watch frequently
It is really impolite to check your phone or watch during a conversation. It shows that you are not interested in the other person, that you are bored and that you have better things to do.
It is really embarrassing if you forget a person’s name. Don’t make an excuse that you are terrible with names, because if you are interested in the other person the name will stay in your head.