The Average First Impression Is Made in Just 27 Seconds

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression.  But you also only have A FEW SECONDS to make that first impression.

A survey found that the average person makes a first impression in just 27 seconds after meeting someone else.  And about one-in-three people usually make first impressions in under 10 seconds.

What can you tell about someone in just a few seconds?

Obviously, you notice their appearance.  But some other things people say they notice are:  A friendly smile . . . good manners . . . eye contact . . . punctuality . . . being conversational . . . and dressing well.

If you’re interacting with a stranger, a first impression may be your ONLY impression . . . but there are times when it’s more impactful, like a job interview, a date, or meeting someone important in a friend or family member’s life.

But keep in mind that no one makes a good impression 100% of the time.  In the survey, the average person said they think they make a good impression 45% of the time.