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.