Smile or Snarl?

[Do We Make Judgements Based On What We See Or What We Know?]

Do We Make Judgements Based On What We See Or What We Know?

I’m sure you’ll draw your own conclusions from the photo based on what you see & where your affections lie 🙂

I think we make these sorts of ‘instant judgements’ hundreds, perhaps thousands of times a day.

I hope that my conduct, expression & demeanour are sufficient to help people make a reasonable first judgement so that I get chance to build on it.

Perhaps all too often we don’t get chance to change others’ first impression of us & others don’t get  chance to change our first impressions of them either.

Only an instant of time that can have a huge impact in the longer term.

What do others see when they meet me for the first time?  You know, sometimes I’m afraid to answer that question!

We won’t get it right every time but maybe we need to develop a habit where we cut people a bit more slack before we make our ‘first impression judgements’ .. which can be & often are, wrong 🙂

(For those of you interested in the photo of beardie above … she was neither: she was basking under a heat lamp: her open mouth & flared beard are good methods of cooling apparently)

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About waywood

Hi & Welcome to my thoughts. I share subjects that are important to me. As you’ll notice, these subjects can be quite broad & varied. I like variety; I like breadth & I like a challenge. I am passionate about helping others overcome their fears, grow in confidence & succeed. Although many people would label me as an achiever, I have battled low confidence, low self-esteem & a couple of nasty, long periods depression over the years. I can’t say, “I know how you feel” but I can hopefully empathise & offer some of the things that are helping me to turn my life around. Please feel free to comment, share & enjoy. Take care, best wishes & keep well Stuart
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