It takes time to really get to know someone. But, first impressions act as the gatekeepers that often determine whether someone is willing to spend more time to learn about you. In fact, research has shown that a first impression is made within seven seconds of meeting someone new. The details that someone takes in about you —from your smile to the way your present yourself —all factor into how they perceive you to be. Whether you want to ace that job interview or score a second date with a potential lover, it’s important to pay attention to how you project yourself. Psych2Go shares with you 7 psychological tricks that can help you make a good impression:
1. Be enthusiastic!
Show interest in the person you meet on your first date or make your passion known for the job you are interviewing for. I landed my first date with my boyfriend, because the first thing he noticed about me was my warmth. Energy is simply contagious. Don’t hold back or be afraid to show that you are excited about something. In fact, people often find it as a sign of strength and inspiration that is charming and irresistible. You can show enthusiasm by smiling and incorporating friendly humor. Of course, you don’t have to over-do it by smiling until your cheeks hurt or cracking a joke every few seconds. But, doing these actions will make you seem approachable, easygoing, and not intimidating.