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12 Things That Ruin a First Impression Immediately

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Scientists have proven that we form our first impression about someone within the first 7 seconds of meeting them, and 55% of the first impression is based on appearance. Pay attention to 12 common things you should avoid not to ruin the first impression. In his research, psychologist William F. Chaplin found that people with a weak handshake are instantly judged as being shy, anxious, uninterested, or even completely incompetent. If you place your hands on the table, don’t squeeze them too tight or lay them flat with your palms down. This makes people feel like you want to control them. Also, don’t forget about the role that culture plays here. A 2007 study showed that people who maintain eye contact during a conversation are often seen as more confident, attentive, intelligent, and trustworthy. Try not to focus the conversation only on yourself and your issues. It’s always a good idea to be attentive to your conversation partner. Tapping can indicate nervousness, irritation, or impatience. People might even think that you’re purposely trying to irritate others or draw attention to yourself. And while cracking your knuckles can help relieve stress, it’s one of the most annoying sounds according to a survey by The New York Times. A study from the University of Essex showed that even just having one’s phone on the table next to them reduces a conversation’s quality and the participants’ engagement. So leave it in your bag or in your pocket. Running late to a meeting with people you don’t know or have a formal relationship with will shed a guaranteed negative light on you. You’ll seem like an unreliable and unorganized person that doesn’t respect people enough to value their time. Music: About That Oldie Vibe Tracks Josefina Quincas Moreira Merengue de Limon Quincas Moreira Pink Lemonade Silent Partner https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music TIMESTAMPS A weak handshake 0:38 Keeping your hands in the wrong position 1:25 Chewing gum 2:15 Avoiding eye-contact 3:01 Playing with your hair 3:41 Picking the wrong conversation topics 4:25 Invading someone’s personal space 5:07 Making distracting noises 5:49 Constantly checking your phone 6:34 Forgetting people’s names 7:23 Being late 8:00 The wrong attire 8:47 SUMMARY -If you wanna give the right impression of confidence and capability, remember to grip the other person’s hand firmly and for no longer than 2 seconds. -Put your hands on your lap if you want, but never keep them in your pockets because this gives the impression that you’re hiding something. -Chewing on gum makes you look immature, self-centered, and somewhat low-brow. -Don't be afraid to lock eyes with another person from time to time instead of constantly looking around, especially when you meet them for the first time. -If you tend to play with your hair when you’re nervous, try to kick this habit, you could be sending them the wrong message. -Play it safe and avoid the general “taboo” topics out there. They include health problems, money, religion, politics, or personal problems and complaints. -When it comes to meeting someone for the first time, keep a minimum of 4 feet between the two of you. -It can be nearly impossible to control nervous tapping, but you have to try, especially during important meetings or presentations. -Even if you’re just checking the time on your screen, it comes off as extremely impolite when you do it during a conversation. -Immediately repeate someone’s name after you’ve been introduced. In case you forget the name, just play it cool and try to avoid using phrases where you have to name the other person. -Leave your house in enough time so that you don’t have to run to your meeting. You’ll be all disheveled and unfocused, and that looks bad too. -If you’re meeting somebody for the very first time, again, especially in more formal situations, try to be conservative in your choice of clothing, be polished, and don’t use heavy perfume or tons of makeup. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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BRIGHT SIDE (9 months ago)
TIMESTAMPS A weak handshake 0:38 Keeping your hands in the wrong position 1:25 Chewing gum 2:15 Avoiding eye-contact 3:01 Playing with your hair 3:41 Picking the wrong conversation topics 4:25 Invading someone’s personal space 5:07 Making distracting noises 5:49 Constantly checking your phone 6:34 Forgetting people’s names 7:23 Being late 8:00 The wrong attire 8:47
Selvi Subramaniam (1 month ago)
Jason Fontenot (2 months ago)
The man are. So cute
Subash Kutum (3 months ago)
*Your Timestamps and Summary in the description box are pretty useful*
dalip singh (3 months ago)
3:01 no. 9 ?
Johnry Almento (4 months ago)
RMG TECH (19 hours ago)
Uapimbisa Tjambiru (1 day ago)
Face expression? Smile😊😊
Vibrant77 (1 day ago)
Interlocking fingers meant you’re alert engaged and paying attention. I don’t get why this is seen as a negative
Gacha Fruit (3 days ago)
Farting during a meeting 😒 😋 😂
tantramantra1 (4 days ago)
You can avoid handshakes by references to the amount of flu going around and the solicitous "I am sure with your busy schedule, the last thing you'd want is to risk catching it from a stranger's handshake"
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🙏🙏first impression of my country n my culture 🤗❤❤🙏🙏🙏🙋 nice vedio friend osm😍
Jeffrey Visser (5 days ago)
I bet some people are checking this because of the coming interview they will have XD
Aiai Ala (6 days ago)
Miguell. 88 (6 days ago)
New York talking about loud noises ?
madam jewelz (6 days ago)
rotten teeth most def
T G (7 days ago)
Who doesnt know not to chew gum in an interview : \ .. Really -__-
madam jewelz (6 days ago)
I keep it tucked under my tounge for fresh breath even though I know it's bad.
Lungthaongam Gangmei (8 days ago)
Im so happy this is very useful to me thanks
Lodoe Sangpo (9 days ago)
While doing conversation don't your balls. It's a bad manner.
Jessi Dawkins (10 days ago)
a guy not having his shirt in his pants. looks so tacky and impolite takes away the decent look from him.
Breadlord Gaming (10 days ago)
Next video suggestion please 5 business that people will never give their money to again.
Frank Sharpman (12 days ago)
Great information man,I'm subscribing to your channel right away 😍
25million subscribes congrats
Itz Zulqarnain (13 days ago)
Are the #bright_side and #5minute_craft related??
EKLAVYA GAUBA (14 days ago)
Laughing again and again.. ?
Jitendra Verma (14 days ago)
Help full
Nonhlanhla Radebe (15 days ago)
I think another important thing not to forget is personal hygiene, one has to look clean, brush their teeth and basically look put together
Selva (15 days ago)
Hello bro how to edit vide like you
Ritesh kumar (15 days ago)
Khushvel Wade (17 days ago)
One of most interesting video from this channel others are also good but this is praiseable and favourite for me 😁😀😊
Hiding your face or touching your face also give bad impression 😀:-)
Rohan Khan (19 days ago)
Beautiful and a very informative
Asad Raza (21 days ago)
Komolika plays with her hair 100 times in day.. indians know this right!!!!
Sujit Sharma (21 days ago)
I have a problem. my first impression is good but from there its all downhill
Sujit Sharma (21 days ago)
In arab culture handshakes are never strong. Its considered rude and aggressive
Hady (22 days ago)
*watching the video and he only has 5mins till the meeting*
Mahashay Nadir Shah (22 days ago)
some people have eye problems l.e. a weak breeze or sunlight leads to falling of tears. in order to prevent it they have to avoid eye contact
Sandesh Thane (24 days ago)
According to me Forgetting someone's name might indicates that how you would love to him that you have not enough time to remember their name , It probably shows your strong relationship....
Sazal Podder (25 days ago)
from Bangladesh, I always see your video... All the best
Sarath Ps (25 days ago)
eye contact is good. but do not overlook at someone's eye. it shows you are faking it. if there is 2 interviewers in the room... take turns to look at each of them when you speak / answer. one more thing- smile sometimes not all the time. good luck
Monty Roy (25 days ago)
Who plays with hair in an interview?
I F (27 days ago)
This has been the best narrator voice on this channel
Jidnyasa Joshi (28 days ago)
could think of a few instantly.. neat and polished shoes, clean or neatly painted in case of ladies / clean nails in general, neat hair do without colored highlights or a fancy hairdo
Te Ya (28 days ago)
Aditya Upadhyay (29 days ago)
Misconceptions are also a factor
80'sTotallyAwesome (29 days ago)
6:08 where do i get boots like those?
Nisreen Ma (29 days ago)
Unfortunately, I've eye contact binds even with my loved ones 😐 .. how should I deal with this ?! .. Need help !!😥
idris abdulkareem (28 days ago)
Nisreen Ma practice
Mohammad Azhar (30 days ago)
watching time at every 2 mins
SAD GAMER (1 month ago)
mozes masaa (1 month ago)
Use of headsets while talking to someone also
Cooper Chris (1 month ago)
Hello everyone 😊 I always use eye contact when I talk to someone. And I am always very honest. And maybe that's why I don't have too much friend's. Or am unlucky sometimes. The best thing for a good image for yourself is it. Don't trust nobody's. Better don't let people put you down. And ignore them when try to speak bad about you. I was every time very honest with someone. But this is not a great point. Today if you speak truth you lose friends jobs and more. Better be a liar and you will be more appreciate by other.😔 and I see it in some situations. When me i try find a job and I go to interview. But they don't accept me. Because I talk truth and I said what I am capably to do. They accept other guy who don't even work in that job position. Whatever life is very difficult. 😓 from Romania with respect. Have a great life all. And don't let people judge you by your looking or other things. Who they don't need to. Only God can judge us. 😊😍
Gaara of the FUNk! (1 month ago)
Cooper Chris Life is* difficult. Not everyone likes to hear the truth, but I rather you didn’t let the world effect you in a negative way. Keep being true to yourself, trust that it’ll lead to true happiness and peace. Good luck~
JP Sukosol (1 month ago)
is it ok for woman to sit cross legs?
30/30 (1 month ago)
Scientists have proven that we form our first impression of a video voiceover in the first 7 seconds of hitting play on the video.
ajay kumar (1 month ago)
Helpful but depending on how people judge you by capacity of judgement..
Alisher Adilkhan (1 month ago)
Your voice is so persuading, i am surprised with the things even i knew them))) you know your work!👍
Lezlie Maret (1 month ago)
How about adding proper hygiene to the list? An un-showered person with unwashed hair is a scent that is repellent.
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throathammer1 (1 month ago)
a terrible attitude. one that says I deserve everything without working or striving for anything.
Mohamed Shafvan (1 month ago)
Nose picking ruins most of the time 🤣🤣🤣
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I AGREE. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
Yashika Garg (1 month ago)
Huhhh... Am not able to make eye contact with anyone!!!
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It is a nice message for my life.Thank you.
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Clarissa Giles (1 month ago)
Bad body odor and bad breath are game changers
taab84 (1 month ago)
Thanks Mr obvious
Anc Vishaka (1 month ago)
It's useful tips to me..🤞
Ch Jahangir (1 month ago)
Confidence is everything
musab Khan (1 month ago)
I have a bad memory what I do sir
bcRk bc bc (1 month ago)
thank you so much for this video because this video full inspired me. now iam 24 yearsold but still I can't do tolk with eye contact another else , I hope this video does help me.
Anita Carson (2 months ago)
I am impatient
Crow (2 months ago)
jokes on them, I have anxiety
Jake Ivler (2 months ago)
smile 😁
RexAppeal (2 months ago)
How do you invade someone's space during an interview?
Adan Eglesias (2 months ago)
bad breath definitely ruins everything
Maria Gu (2 months ago)
But this is not working 😔😔
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This channel had a HORRIBLE first imoression!!! STOP WASTING PEOPLE'S VALUABLE TIME
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ThatOne Guy (2 months ago)
i once went to a job interview wearing sweatpants and a red shoe, i was accepted but never called again
ACTIVE MEDIA (2 months ago)
Great side 😃
Jazz Black Valcin (2 months ago)
U forgot the 11th bad breath🤣🤣🤣🤣
brandon oneal (2 months ago)
What film/actress is this scene from at 2:50 ?
Karanvir Singh (2 months ago)
2:05 no...i m Indian and it's not like that 😂
Jeysi Candace Suaring (2 months ago)
I do weak handshake all the time as I have hyperhydrosis issue. And it eally lowers my self esteem.
dylan burns (2 months ago)
I honestly am having a hard time with this I’m to god dam depressed knowing how fake everyone is. friends have a expiration date like milk.
Gedi osman (2 months ago)
Laughing alot
BRIGHT SIDE (2 months ago)
Cheese Cake (2 months ago)
3:48 that chick is hot
Black Reaper (2 months ago)
mmmm....taking to someone that your mouth has a bad breath
TDTD (2 months ago)
Felicia Sheppard (2 months ago)
Bad Breath
Blanca Gonzalez (2 months ago)
my fav video <3
vishal kumar (2 months ago)
But who counts that a girl touch their hair 18 times a day,???
Shaik Saif (2 months ago)
It's really annoying for me when YouTubers advertise their channel in the beginning it would be better to advertise at the end of the video because if the person likes your post he would like or subscribe after watching the video
Calvin Schmucker (2 months ago)
I think its more how you chew your gum
UhYeahWhateverDude (2 months ago)
I can NEVER remember peoples' names. Ever. Instead, I just call everyone "cupcake". Is that bad?
Afijith K R (2 months ago)
Chevaz xxx (2 months ago)
i dont believe in first impression . those who believe are idiots
Rose (2 months ago)
You forgetting you are lines in a job interview
Awat Shamsi (2 months ago)
A gentle smile!
james 10 (2 months ago)
very poor editting. hired designer. you have lot of subscribers. don't disappointed your fans

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