Thin Slicing Impression Management And Self Presentation. Is First Impression Always The Best Impression? Maybe Or Maybe Not.

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Where you ever in a situation where you had to impress someone in the very first meeting. Of course this is a situation most of us are confronted with at least one time or other in our life. For some of us it’s a part of our day to daily life and for others rarely they have a situation where it is a make or break situation depending on how others perceive you at a given point of time in our life. What are these real life situations where you are being judged in such a short span? Or rather you are trying to impress somebody because you want something which you value as important from that some body. A first date, Job Interview, A Sales Pitch, sounds too familiar doesn’t it? At times it feels so unfair we were judged so harshly or we failed to create an impression in spite of our best efforts and just taking recourse to the oft repeated there’s not much more I could have done or adding a touch of indifference and reacting I don’t give a damn but if that was the attitude you wouldn’t have to create an impression in the first place.

Our Society has fostered a type of living where we are directly or indirectly dependent on someone else for our living. In order for us to have a smooth and have a life in cruise control mode we have to keep at least some people happy most of the time if not all the time. Now who are those people? Parents? To a certain extent I would argue. What our parents to do for us is out of their love and a sense of responsibility and rarely do they expect something in return. Parents are those who accept us for what we are and they will continue to be a part of our lives irrespective whether they are happy with us or not. But ones we start interacting with people beyond our family confines Friends, Girl Friends, Boy Friends, Spouses, Relatives, Teachers, Colleagues, Bosses come into the picture. Interacting with most of the people there’s is no need to impress them for the sake of impressing but it is just ok to be what you are and be accepted for what you are and that should be the way it should be, but there’s a fine line which we have to deal with. Continue reading Thin Slicing Impression Management And Self Presentation. Is First Impression Always The Best Impression? Maybe Or Maybe Not.

Repetitive Patterns In Natures Design And Sacred Geometry. Golden Ratio, Golden Spiral, Fibonacci Numbers, Fractals And The Flower Of Life.

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It’s the era of smart phones and they are our trusted companions. But recollect how many times we have dropped our smart phones on the floor only to feel relieved to see the smart phone survived the fall with no visible cracks. I recently dropped my I phone and could not help feel bad when the back of my phone cracked due to the impact of the fall. Over the time as I got used to the cracks on the back of my phone, I noticed how the crack lines were in a pattern resembling a feather and on further research learnt most of the cracks follow similar patterns and how the science of fracture mechanics deals closely with analyzing the nature of cracked surfaces. Forget the smart phone for the moment I was more interested in discussing patterns and used the smart phone as a starting point to the discussion. Talking of Patterns once I cracked open a walnut in front of a medical student he quickly pointed out how much the internal pattern and shape of a walnut resembles the shape of the Human Brain. Looks like the Creator when he created the universe worked with some basic patterns and designs and used them repetitively in the objects of his creation as a student of chemistry would instantly realize how the electrons orbiting a nucleus is so similar to the planets revolving around the sun in the solar system.
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