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11 things people decide within seconds of meeting you

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  People make assumptions about your personality based on a
  quick scan of your clothes and general appearance.
  
  They also make inferences on how successful you are based on
  what you're wearing, and how aggressive you are based on the
  shape of your face. 
  
  Here are 11 things people decide within seconds of meeting
  you.
  
  
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  Psychologists call it "thin slicing."

  Within moments of meeting you, people decide all sorts of things
  about you, from status to intelligence to conscientiousness.

  Career experts say 
  it takes just three seconds for someone to determine
  whether they like you and want to do business with you.

  Fortunately, you have some control over the way others see you.
  For example, wearing tailored clothes and looking your
  conversation partner in the eye will generally create a more
  positive impression. But as for how aggressive you seem? That's
  largely determined by your facial structure.

  Here, we've rounded up 11 assumptions people make about you -
  sometimes accurate and sometimes less so - based on first
  impressions. Read on to find out what signals you might be giving
  off.

  Drake Baer and Yu Han contributed reporting on a previous
  version of this article.

  • People make assumptions about your personality based on a quick scan of your clothes and general appearance.
  • They also make inferences on how successful you are based on what you're wearing, and how aggressive you are based on the shape of your face.
  • Here are 11 things people decide within seconds of meeting you.

Psychologists call it "thin slicing."

Within moments of meeting you, people decide all sorts of things about you, from status to intelligence to conscientiousness.

Career experts say it takes just three seconds for someone to determine whether they like you and want to do business with you.

Fortunately, you have some control over the way others see you. For example, wearing tailored clothes and looking your conversation partner in the eye will generally create a more positive impression. But as for how aggressive you seem? That's largely determined by your facial structure.

Here, we've rounded up 11 assumptions people make about you - sometimes accurate and sometimes less so - based on first impressions. Scroll through to find out what signals you might be giving off.

Drake Baer and Yu Han contributed reporting on a previous version of this article.

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