Wednesday, March 28, 2012
What I find interesting is that first impressions go past the presumption you make about their personality. I had a conversation once with two friends and we were talking about height. One of the threesome was quite tall, the other average height and I was shortest. We then realised we were exactly the same height, all 169cm. The weird thing is that I wear heels a lot. So, I was towering over at least one of them regularly and they still thought I was the short one. Hmm, thanks.
When first impressions are discussed I am always surprise and slightly disappointed in the impression I must give. I have heard that I seem confident (I'm not), bitchy (I don't think I am), uninterested (I am really interested in you, in fact too interested), blah, blah blah. If I had to describe myself it would be awkward, a little shy, self conscious and (hopefully) funny.
Some of the best people I have met have been at complete odds to their first impression and similarly, some of the nastiest, craziest have seemed the friendliest and sanest.
I make a vow now to not judge people on first impressions. I am going to give every crazy-assed weirdo the opportunity to shine and I am going to start smiling more.