How I do on the first impression survey I did.....  

Djeeper1987 48M
3389 posts
5/28/2006 10:53 am
How I do on the first impression survey I did.....

blah blah blah I did this survey and it comes out that I am Mr. Nice Guy. BLAH BLAH BLAH

Here are my results....

You scored 11 - 17 points. Call you Mr. Nice Guy.
1. While sitting, how do you position yourself?

You answered: I sit up straight and lean forward slightly.

Answer analysis: In an interview or on a date, you should lean forward and try to sit in a posture similar to that of the person you're speaking with. "By paralleling body language, you're opening gateways for communication," Salem says. Match his or her rhythm of speech as well.

2. What color were your last interviewer's eyes?

You answered: Light colored--blue, I think. Green?

Answer analysis: Most people make eye contact for 45 percent to 60 percent of their conversations--that range makes a good impression. One study found that those who looked into the interviewer's eyes only 10 percent of the time made a negative impression and seemed less credible.

3. How often do you touch a person you've met?

You answered: Only during the handshake.

Answer analysis: "If you touch someone just lightly, it usually makes that person positively predisposed toward you," says Demarais. A study revealed that people who were touched briefly by librarians when being handed their library cards walked away with a better feeling about the library and were in a better mood than patrons who went untouched.

4. When you meet someone, you tend to . . .

You answered: Jabber about whatever is on my mind.

Answer analysis: Putting others at ease and being positive will attract people to you, says Ann Demarais, author of First Impressions. Start by commenting on what's going on at the present moment. Before an interview, read the paper and "be prepared with an opening line," Pachter suggests.

5. When you see photos of yourself, you think . . .

You answered: Got my bad side again.

Answer analysis: When people look in a mirror, they often straighten their posture, says Tracey Cox, a body-language expert. Candid photos and videos show how you really carry yourself. Fix your slouch by pulling your shoulder blades together. Lead with your hips, not your chest, to look less pushy.

6. A waiter drops hot soup in your lap. You . . .

You answered: Ask for crackers.

Answer analysis: "You have to remain calm and pleasant at all times," Daniels says. If you freak out, that's all the other person will remember. Inflexibility doesn't come off as assertive; sometimes it looks needy or high-maintenance. Laugh mishaps off. Better yet, laugh whenever possible.

7. How much do you talk at a first meeting?

You answered: I go for an even give-and-take.

Answer analysis: The more the other person talks, the more positively he'll remember your encounter. Show interest in what the other person wants to talk about, says Marc Salem, an expert in nonverbal communication. "Ask revealing questions about what he does," Salem says--not how long he's been with the company but what he enjoys most about his job.

8. How do you dress to impress someone?

You answered: I've got my lucky pants and shirt.

Answer analysis: Dress one level up from the others, says Barbara Pachter, an etiquette coach and the author of When the Little Things Count. If the crowd's in jeans, wear khakis. For a date, a woman will notice if you've planned your ensemble, says professional matchmaker Samantha Daniels.

Carpe Diem

Knot4Everyone 41F

5/28/2006 7:03 pm

I already knew you were a nice guy! For the record, I like nice guys!

BaronessK 53F

5/29/2006 12:04 am

Nice guys finish bed; in life, they finish first in the heart.

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