NICE TO MEET YOU! A STUDY SHOWS FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE OFTEN BETTER THAN YOU THINK.

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We regularly hear that first impressions are everything--that people size us up in the first few seconds after meeting us, and that meeting has a long-lasting impact on whatever relationship may develop. It puts a lot of pressure on that moment!

But there's good news, according to research recently published in the journal Psychological Science. Although first impressions may be as important as we've long thought, psychologists from Harvard University and Cornell University found that they are typically more favorable than we realize.

In a series of experiments, two people met for the first time and held a conversation, and were then asked to rate their own performances in the meeting, as well as that of the other party. The results showed that people consistently rated themselves as less likeable in the meeting than their conversational...

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