First impressions are the worst.  First, they’re the worst because we want to make the best first impression. We want to appear to be competent, in charge, holy, fastidious, or whatever else. You can fill in your own desired first impression. But second, because we get tangled in our own story when we meet someone new and have a first impression of them. That’s when we label people. Funny, strange, conservative, liberal, goofy, smart, not-so-smart.  Our first impressions of people are precisely that: our impressions. They are more about the imprint in our own head than they are a true picture of the person we’reRead More →