The Mistakes You Make in a Meeting’s First Milliseconds

by Sue Shellenbarger via The Wall Street Journal

 Image courtesy by MARK MATCHO

Image courtesy by MARK MATCHO

People will make snap judgments as soon as they meet you, but you can turn this to your advantage. A growing body of research shows the snap judgments people make about others’ trustworthiness are wrong more often than most people think. These first impressions are formed in milliseconds, based on instinctive responses in the brain’s emotion-processing center, the amygdala.