Thursday, March 6, 2014

You have 7 seconds

Even after a first impression you can eventually change someone's idea of you, but the first impression has the greatest impact. First impressions play a huge role in the course of a relationship. Studies show that if the people take a liking to eachother immediately, the relationship will most likely grow over time. If one person is cold to the other, the relationship is most likely doomed. 

A test was done with college students (putting them in same sex pairs) and predicting the outcome of their relationship. Even after having to interact with eachother over a nine week period, the first impression played the biggest role. Sunnfrank thought that continued interaction would dilute the first impression but he was suprised to see that there was a continued impact. After being paired and talking for ten minutes and ratin eachother people who rated their partners higher ended up having the strongest relationships. 

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