First Impression or the Next…

Story no. 1

There was a guy, Arak. He lived in a small Village and earned his bread and butter via raising cattle. One day he had some work and he happened to visit one of his closest friend, Raks who lived nearby. As he entered the premises he saw Raks was scolding his Father very badly. Arak felt very bad, but did not say anything. He knew Raks as a very kind heart and polite person. He thought of discussing this with Raks after few days. Continued…..

Story no. 2

Arak, an Engineering graduate, had to go for an interview. When he reached the destination, he saw this elegant building and premises, he happily walked through the receptionist and entered the Interview room; but he was shocked to see the interviewer; his clothes were a bit muddy,but the body language was very royal. However the interview went very well and Arak was offered the Offer-letter. But after reaching home he started thinking about his Interviewer(Mr. Sinha). Continued…..

Story no. 3

Once, a girl Anjni, had to go to a new school, standard 8th. On the very first day, she met her Teacher. Anjni was very Shy and did not speak much to her classmates. Everyone thought maybe she is very rude and arrogant. Anjni also did not attend the school regularly. Days passed. Anjni could not gain a single friend. First Class test came and passed. Anjni did not do much good in that. Her Class Teacher thought of her as an average student having no interest in studies. One day Anjni felt that that she needed notes from other students of class. So she asked for favor from a girl, Shravanika who lived near her house. Like this, Anjni atleast interacted with someone from her class. Shravanika when became a little open to her, told Anjni that, ” do not you feel that no one in our class realizes your absence when you do not come to school. Anjni then thought of opening up everything to her newly found friend. Continued….

The First Impression : It can be defined as, when A meets B for the first time and  A develops a particular image/ picture of B as a person on basis of either his behavior, appearance or other environmental aspects at the time of their encounter or interaction.

Story no. 1

When Arak met with Raks, he inquired about his behavior towards his Father that day.. Raks said, ” Oh ! that, actually my Father is very ill nowadays.. Doctor has advised him to stay away from sweet and spicy Food.. but he never listens to me.. ”

Story no. 2

Arak got ready for his First day at his Job. On reaching there, he met his Interviewer. To his surprise, the Interviewer, Mr Sinha, was dressed up today in very stylish formals. After spending his half day, when he went for Lunch with his new Colleagues, he tried to know about Mr Sinha. They told him that he is one of the best dressed person of their company. He then hesitantly asked about the scene on the day of his Interview. He was told that, on that day we had a Tree Plantation Activity in our office premises. There he just spoiled his shirt, and it was not pre-decided that he had to take the Interview. So that explains all.

Story no. 3

Anjni invited Shravanika to her home. They started chatting. Anjni told her that she has been undergoing treatment of Tuberculosis. And she always feels weak and cant memorize things recently. This is the reason that she was getting absent from School so frequently. Anjni also told her that she was a very bright student up to std 7th. She enjoyed a good status in class; now it seems to be a thing of past and she considers it a Golden Period now, which is lost. And she also feels very strange, when things are not under her control. Earlier than that, she never had to put much efforts to perform good at studies; in fact nowadays she had to study much more than her earlier days.

So, these are few incidents that describe that how forming a Permanent-Judgement about a person just because of few factors may be wrong. Though it is a human tendency to make a quick perception about others, but one must also learn not to make it permanent which may emotionally hurt people later on. Infact, this may even embarrass the person who has a habit of making quick perception about others; if the person is mature enough, he may feel bad within, but if not, he may publicly get embarrassed among others.

Many interviewers consider First Impression as the last Impression, which sometimes may lead to rejection of few good candidates as well.It may even happen in day to day  life as as well.

So one must think twice before making a Permanent Impression of others.

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