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People decide whether you’re smart, likeable, extroverted, adventurous, successful, or trustworthy within just 3 seconds of meeting you.
Science says people decide these 13 things within seconds of meeting you
Psychologists call it "thin slicing."
Within moments of meeting you, people decide all sorts of things about you, from status to intelligence to conscientiousness.
Career experts say it takes justthree seconds for someone to determine whether they like you and want to do business with you.
Fortunately, you have some control over the way others see you. For example, wearing tailored clothes and looking your conversation partner in the eye will generally create a more positive impression. But as for how aggressive you seem? That's largely determined by your facial structure.
Here, we've rounded up 13 assumptions people make about you — sometimes accurate and sometimes less so — based on first impressions. Read on to find out what signals you might be giving off.