Why your primary impression is so important. [Video] - TJ Guttormsen

Why your primary impression is so important. [Video]

In this video, I discuss the topic of a primary impression.

This is a term that most people have never even heard, and when they do they tend to confuse it with first impression.

But someone’s primary impression of us is not (necessarily) the same as their first impression of us. And knowing someone’s primary impression of us can be crucial in order to avoid misunderstandings and other unnecessary problems.

It will help us make sure that our communication is clear and easy to understand. And it’s also important that we’re able to adjust both our primary impression of someone else, and theirs of us.

While we shouldn’t obsess about other people’s primary impressions of us, it will be helpful to know in certain situations. So learn about it, play with it, and explore it. But don’t go overboard and use it as yet another tool to overanalyze things. Remember, at the core of it all we shouldn’t make what we think other people think of us more important than being who we truly are.

Oh, and I got a little carried away (read: I had too much time on my hands) while editing this video. So you might see a few familiar and unexpected faces that I’ve borrowed from popular culture to help underscore my points 😉

– TJ

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