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12 Things That Ruin a First Impression Immediately

Scientists have proven that we form our first impression about someone within the first 7 seconds of meeting them, and 55% of the first impression is based on appearance. Pay attention to 12 common things you should avoid not to ruin the first impression.
In his research, psychologist William F. Chaplin found that people with a weak handshake are instantly judged as being shy, anxious, uninterested, or even completely incompetent.
If you place your hands on the table, don’t squeeze them too tight or lay them flat with your palms down. This makes people feel like you want to control them. Also, don’t forget about the role that culture plays here.
A 2007 study showed that people who maintain eye contact during a conversation are often seen as more confident, attentive, intelligent, and trustworthy. Try not to focus the conversation only on yourself and your issues. It’s always a good idea to be attentive to your conversation partner.
Tapping can indicate nervousness, irritation, or impatience. People might even think that you’re purposely trying to irritate others or draw attention to yourself. And while cracking your knuckles can help relieve stress, it’s one of the most annoying sounds according to a survey by The New York Times.
A study from the University of Essex showed that even just having one’s phone on the table next to them reduces a conversation’s quality and the participants’ engagement. So leave it in your bag or in your pocket.
Running late to a meeting with people you don’t know or have a formal relationship with will shed a guaranteed negative light on you. You’ll seem like an unreliable and unorganized person that doesn’t respect people enough to value their time.

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A weak handshake 0:38
Keeping your hands in the wrong position 1:25
Chewing gum 2:15
Avoiding eye-contact 3:01
Playing with your hair 3:41
Picking the wrong conversation topics 4:25
Invading someone’s personal space 5:07
Making distracting noises 5:49
Constantly checking your phone 6:34
Forgetting people’s names 7:23
Being late 8:00
The wrong attire 8:47

-If you wanna give the right impression of confidence and capability, remember to grip the other person’s hand firmly and for no longer than 2 seconds.
-Put your hands on your lap if you want, but never keep them in your pockets because this gives the impression that you’re hiding something.
-Chewing on gum makes you look immature, self-centered, and somewhat low-brow.
-Don’t be afraid to lock eyes with another person from time to time instead of constantly looking around, especially when you meet them for the first time.
-If you tend to play with your hair when you’re nervous, try to kick this habit, you could be sending them the wrong message.
-Play it safe and avoid the general “taboo” topics out there. They include health problems, money, religion, politics, or personal problems and complaints.
-When it comes to meeting someone for the first time, keep a minimum of 4 feet between the two of you.
-It can be nearly impossible to control nervous tapping, but you have to try, especially during important meetings or presentations.
-Even if you’re just checking the time on your screen, it comes off as extremely impolite when you do it during a conversation.
-Immediately repeate someone’s name after you’ve been introduced. In case you forget the name, just play it cool and try to avoid using phrases where you have to name the other person.
-Leave your house in enough time so that you don’t have to run to your meeting. You’ll be all disheveled and unfocused, and that looks bad too.
-If you’re meeting somebody for the very first time, again, especially in more formal situations, try to be conservative in your choice of clothing, be polished, and don’t use heavy perfume or tons of makeup.

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  1. Alone from the thumbnail :
    You should ALWAYS show your hands.
    Hiding your hands mean hiding information and that lets you look unsympathetic

  2. Face impression and way of talking are important when we have a face to face conversation .
    Next when we are talking to someone we should not always telling them their good qualities it could be understood as a flattery . So try to tell them their good qualities not more than three or four .

  3. I kinda disagree with the handshake. It's obnoxious to over due the handshake. It might not come across well if your too firm or if you over shake. I think it shouldn't be weak but there's no reason to squeeze someone's hand too hard. Just a normal handshake will do.

  4. I have one suggestion for you,
    Your videos are very usefull but very long, please reduce it, try to distilled your information. Thanks

  5. They refer to all of these "recent studies". Do they actually link their sources anywhere? I can't to find any links in the description or anything. Makes me think they're just bullshiting to give the video depth and make it seem reliable. Pretty scummy if they just throwing made up stuff out.

  6. thanks had none of these problems, oh man come on, who chews a bubble gum in an interview? matured adults never do this

  7. taking continuesly without letting other one speak may also ruin first impression as it may give impression that the speaker considers others inferior, or by this the silent person can think that he's being bullied or the concerned person is making fun of the silent men. Even it may lead to give impression that the speaker is a fool resulting in bad impression for others

  8. 3. Remembering names. Finns may have long conversations with people for several time over a period of weeks — and not know the name of whom they've been talking to… It's not common to refer to others by their name during a conversation.

  9. Outstanding advice. But I would add, know your weaknesses. As a child growing up with my grandparents, it was considered threatening and disrespectful to look your elders, and those you respect, in their eyes. To show honor, you would stand in front of your elders with your head slightly bowed and hands in a non-threatening manner. It was also considered taboo to brag about your abilities which is basically what you do in an interview.

    So, in my last interview, I explained that and my taboo with eye contact. I got the job. By all means try to do the right thing, but most of all, be yourself. Cause let's face it, when you try to be someone else, you end up being nobody cause you abandon being who you are, and try being someone you cannot be. Sides why in the world would you want the world to have 2 of someone else….and none of you!

  10. Who doesn’t know all of these things, if , parents did a decent job raising a child, then the child will know all of these things before kindergarten. Then you work on this through out the years to be skill full.

  11. Am I the only one that think its rather disgusting how much people will presume just because you gave a 'weak' handshake?

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