First Impressions

Monique - Snohomish, Washington
Entered on April 17, 2009
Age Group: Under 18

I believe in always trusting your first impression, even if you don’t want to. Studies prove that you judge somebody the most within the first five seconds that you meet them. For the most part I believe that this is very true. Usually when you meet someone, they have all their guards down and show their true self for that first little bit of time. And then your impression of them begins to grow as you get to know the person a bit more.

A lot of my first impressions have been good and I end up liking the person and becoming best friends with them. But some of them have been such creepy first impressions that I got chills sent down my spine. Those are the ones that make me thankful for believing in my first impressions, because without them who knows what odd situations I could have stumbled into. For example, one time my friend and I were walking in a big city and this 30 year old man comes up to us and starts talking about weird things and my first impression right away was “CREEP, CREEP!”

And I was very glad I listened to my thoughts because this guy ended up trying to get our numbers and give us hugs, so we ran, ran away from the bad first impressions. And this was definitely a bad first impression that I was extremely glad to have ran from. I try and tell people to trust their first impressions around those ones that send chills down their spines because I don’t want anybody else to go through uncomfortable or scary experiences. But then I also encourage others to follow what they feel about those good first impressions. Sometimes they can lead to those people who you are so glad you met because they made you laugh for hours straight until your stomach was aching.

Or those first impressions that just make you feel all warm and cozy on the inside and make you smile about it later. Those are the first impressions that I love and crave for. And I am so glad that I trust my first impressions because I wouldn’t know all the amazing people I know today or own that special decoration that was debate full to buy at first but then you were so glad you did later. First impressions are a wonderful thing and I highly encourage everybody to follow through with them.