Things People Judge You On Immediately

We all want to make a good first impression, right? Whether you’re looking to impress a first date, hoping to stand out at an upcoming job interview, or just looking to make new friends, it’s no secret: first impressions matter.

Nobody is perfect and you shouldn’t expect them to be. That said, a little bit of mindfulness coupled with a few minor lifestyle tweaks can impact your score on the first-impression-o-meter substantially.

Today on Healthversed, we take a look at the 18 things people judge you on immediately and offer up a few quick fixes along the way! Let’s go!

Clothing

Clothing isn’t everything. It doesn’t define who you are as a person nor does it make up for unsavory behaviour. But, as far as first impressions go, it’s pretty darn important. Like it or not, your style choices dramatically impact how others perceive you.

That doesn’t mean you have to shell out big bucks for designer shoes and expensive handbags. A few minor adjustments can make a world of difference. Steer clear of wrinkled, dirty and poor fitting clothing and avoid showing too much skin.

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Body Language

This conversation deserves more than just 100-or-so words. Unfortunately, that’s all we’ve got time for. In short, body language is really, really important. Exhibiting positive signs through your body language (leaning while listening to someone talk, affirmative movements, slow-paced, calculated movements) makes people feel comfortable. In turn, exhibiting bad body language (crossing your arms, biting your nails, yawning) is a great way to push people away.

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Cleanliness

Cleanliness is next to godliness. Well, I don’t know about that. What I do know is that a dirty car, home, or workspace is usually considered judge-worthy. A disorganized mess of a workplace is often judged by co-workers to be a symptom of a much larger, much more disorganized problem. Take a few minutes each day to wipe down, organize, and clean your workspace. It doesn’t take long and it’ll help you focus.

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