How To Read People: 5 Secrets Backed By Research - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
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Your first impressions are usually pretty accurate. But whether they are wrong or right, first impressions affect us in a big way and we are slow to change them.
You have to be willing to update them quite rapidly.
Focus on unconscious behaviors that aren’t easily controlled and convey a clear message:
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