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Dear Poll: Do You Make a Good First Impression?

Being able to make a good first impression is a gift in all aspects of life, from career to romance. Some people are just born with the ability; their personality oozes good vibes and it takes them no time to make a friend, get hired, or join a new social activity. The rest of us have to make it up — this is where faking confidence comes in handy — or succumb to a mediocre (or bad) impression. While I always strive for the former, I understand how difficult making a worthwhile first impression can be, so ladies let me ask you, is your first impression usually a good one?


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calli-gurl calli-gurl 8 years
im funny so yeah, people tend to like me
EricaJane EricaJane 9 years
When I was younger, I rubbed my friend's parents the wrong way.. For some reason, Moms just don't really like me.. I wasn't usually asked back for babysitting jobs either! I am, and was especially then, super nice and responsible.. I never did anything to get into trouble.. but when some people spot that red hair, they make some weird snap judgment. I like to think that some people automatically like me better for my hair..
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'm really awkward around new people so I doubt I make a good first impression. There is something about me that makes people like me right after we've met but I can't imagine what it is.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
majority of the time yes but sometimes I do get extremely nervous and feel like a freaking moron!
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
yes. I'm not an ass kisser, but just a people person. I'm a little bit of everything.
seraphimm seraphimm 9 years
I'm too quiet and shy at first!!!! it takes a week or two for them to find out how crazy and wild I am :P but I wish I was more confident and outgoing esp. for first impressions!
oh-cecilia-baby oh-cecilia-baby 9 years
I said it depends. Sometimes I can be my intelligent, nice, & witty (hehe) self, but other times I'm sure people automatically label me otherwise.
austerity austerity 9 years
It depends on the audience too. If they're you're type, obviously it's going to be easier.
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
It totally depends on the situation.
Marci Marci 9 years
It really does depend on the situation. I get along easily and well with most people, but there are some circumstances, and some people............
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
It depends on the situation and depends on what type of people I am encountering with.
margokhal margokhal 9 years
I'm very quiet when I first meet anybody, though people have said I'm actually very pleasant and nice when they first met me. I really don't like having to meet people. It takes a while for me to get "settled" into a group, and by then people get to know me better, so I feel more comfortable being the louder, funnier, and sometimes crasser version of myself.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Definitely. It's only later on that anyone realizes I'm moody as hell and very impatient with people :sneaky-evil:
Sporky Sporky 9 years
I'm like Sun Sun, in business situations I have to be very conscious of it and make sure I make eye contact, etc. because I was kind of shy as a kid
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Yes, I do. People find me likable.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
i think im getting alot better. i used to be xtra xtra xtra shy. now im more open and able to be myself, which is better :)
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I think I'm friendly when I meet people, but I'd have to ask them if I made a good impression or not.
xminniex xminniex 9 years
Sometimes it really depends on the person . You might give a good first impression but the person who you are trying to impress might be difficult.
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