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There are a few people who can quickly assess who the person they just met is and what they represent after their very first encounter.

Retno Wulandari   16 March 2016 15:54

Brilio.net - Have you ever met someone for the first time and felt like you can “read” everything about him/her? There are a few people who can quickly assess who the person they just met is and what they represent after their very first encounter. Part of it might be a gift, but actually, there are small things in your new acquaintances which can give you certain clues about who they might be.

Reading small clues about people’s characters could be useful in making major decisions such as pursuing a romantic relationship, employing an individual or accepting a job offer. Based on these things, this is how people judge your personality and determine who you are and who you might not be.

1. How you treat restaurant staff

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Users on Quora site were asked about their opinion about people who treat restaurant staff badly. Most of the respondents said they pay close attention to how other people interact with waiters.

“I will never, EVER date a man who is rude to restaurant staff,” says Sati Marie Frost.

Even the top executives of big companies say you can learn a lot about someone based on the way he/she treats waiters, hotel maids and security guards. Ron Shaich, CEO of Panera Bread, says he once rejected someone for a job partly because she was nice to him but rude to someone cleaning the tables nearby.

2. Your handwriting style

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Countless studies indicate that the way someone writes and the shape and size of their handwriting can tell many things about the person. One research conducted by the National Pen Company revealed that persons with small handwriting tend to be shy, highly detailed, studious and curious while people with large handwriting tend to be outgoing and like to be the center of attention.
More pressure on the pen when writing shows that the person takes things seriously while light-handed writers are typically empathetic and more sensitive.

3. The colours you choose to wear

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According to Psychology Today, the colour you frequently choose for your clothes says quite a few thing about who you are. People who are frequently seen in black are typically sensitive, artistic and attentive to details while those who choose red in their attire live life to the fullest and are proactive in their endeavors.

Those who love green are usually loyal, caring and warm-hearted while people who choose white for their everyday appearance are organized and logical. Those who choose blue as their favourite colour are stable, sensitive and are considerate of others.

4. Your body-focused repetitive habit

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How your body reacts to situations can say a lot about your personality. Certain body-focused repetitive behaviors such as pulling your hair, biting your nails or picking at your skin could indicate impatience, frustration, boredom and dissatisfaction.

Take for example, nail biting. According to a research, the habit shows that the person tends to be perfectionists, while also tense and often nervous.

5. Your shoes

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Only a few know that shoes are the mirror to one’s personal circumstances. Psychologists stated that you can judge a person by looking at their shoes. According to the lead researcher Omri Gillath from the University of Kansas, just by examining the cost, style, color and condition of the shoe, you will be able to guess about 90% of the wearer’s personal characteristic such as his or her income, political affiliation, gender, and even age.

6. Where you look when you drink out of a cup

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Quora user David Junto writes that “A person that looks into the cup when drinking tends to be more introspective, self-aware, idealistic, and focused. A person who looks over the rim of the cup when drinking tends to be more influenced by others, more environmentally aware, carefree, extroverted, and trusting.”

And don’t even get started on what your drink choice may signal to others.

7. Your eyes

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Eyes are the mirror of the soul. They can tell a lot about you, what you’re thinking and feeling, even if you are either loyal or insincere. You may hide your deepest feelings in places no one would find, but by looking you at the eyes, they might have a glimpse of their hidden feelings.

According to studies, people with blue eyes are less agreeable and more likely to be alcoholics than people with darker eyes. A lack of steady eye contact would reveal a lack of self-control and weak will.

8. Phone-checking habit

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An anonymous Quora user writes about noticing “where and when (people) pull their phones out (waiting in a short line, talking to their parents, being out with friends, when they’re alone in public).”

As for what it might mean if you’re constantly refreshing your email or Facebook feed, one study found you may be less emotionally stable and trying to boost your mood.

9. Your attitude with time

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It’s common sense. How early or late you show up for an appointment or a meeting will instantly form an impression, either negative or positive, about your personality. Being late for an important appointment means you are creating people’s a negative impression about who you are while being early for an appointment means you are considerate and respectful about other people’s time and are both mentally organized and self-motivated.

10. Your handshake

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A strong and confident character are indicated in a strong handshake. Such people are more likely to be extroverted (but not always), expressive, hard to hide their emotions and less likely to be calm.

On the other hand, people with weak handshakes have judged the lack of confidence and tend to want the easy way out of a challenge. Offering a handshake could indicate you are a friendly person instead of standoffish.

These judgement at the first encounter, or so-called first impressions, are often hard to be changed. That’s why you might want to have certain stable qualities like honesty, kindness and intelligence, as they do appear in your overall appearance.

Though sometimes appearance can be deceive, paying attention to these things may even help you evaluate if you will want to pursue an intimate relationship with this person or not. Of course, further exploration is needed in giving you a clearer vision to give you a clearer vision.


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