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What is the most important or impressionable thing when you meet a new person for the first time?

Do looks affect your first impression of someone? What about body language? Apparent emotional status?

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  • Feb 28 2012: I think body language does make a difference but I really get the first impression from a person when he/she starts to talk.

    It's the tone. It's all about what he/she's saying, what he/she's implying and what he/she means. It's also the greeting he/she uses and how he/she talks about him/herself.

    And then I think about how good this person may be in hiding his /her true self. It's all complicated when you think about it but it all happens in an instant when you meet the person.

    Just my opinion, I'm no expert at this.

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