ones initial perception of another person, typically involving a positive or negative evaluation as well as a sense of physical and psychological characteristics.
What is a first impression and why is it important?
The reason why first impressions are so important is that they last well beyond that moment. This is thanks to something called the primacy effect, which means that when someone experiences something before other things in a sequence, they remember that first thing more.
How do we form first impressions?
How to Create a Good First ImpressionBe on Time. Someone you are meeting for the first time will not be interested in your good excuse for running late. Present Yourself Appropriately. Be Yourself. Have a Winning Smile! Be Open and Confident. Use Small Talk. Be Positive. Be Courteous and Attentive.