You Are Getting “Thin Sliced” In 3 Seconds When Making That First Impression

Mike McNamara

Scientists call it “thin slicing”, that is the impression and judgement people start to garner off the first three seconds of an encounter.  You will be sized up for socio-economic status via your clothing or your level of aggression via your facial features.  There will be assumptions made and quickly.

In a recent Business Insider article written by Jenna Goudreau she researched the topic and shared ……

Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions.

In her new book, “Presence,” Cuddy says that people quickly answer two questions when they first meet you:

  • Can I trust this person?
  • Can I respect this person?

Psychologists refer to these dimensions as warmth and competence, respectively, and ideally you want to be perceived as having both.

Check out her article…

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