1 First Impressions

graduate school
M.A., Ph.D.
to flirt
sense of humor
humble brag
peer pressure
opposite sex / same sex
come off as (He comes off as a kind of know-it-all.)


What do you think of Tamara's "strategy"?

How important do you think first impressions are?

What kind of first impression do you think you make on people? Do you actively try to influence those impressions?

When has your first impression of someone turned out to be wrong? Are you usually right or wrong in the first impressions you have of people that you meet?

Tamara thinks that men are intimidated by intelligent women. Do you agree?

Besides intelligence, what else might men find intimidating about women?

What things about a man might a woman find intimidating?

When dealing with someone of the opposite (or same) sex, what might be intimidating for you?

Do you believe in "love at first sight"? Explain.

Look at the people in your group. You've been talking with them for about 30 minutes now. How have your impressions of them changed?

What were your first impressions of your teachers this semester? Have your impressions of them changed?

When you meet someone for the first time, what are your impressions of them based on?

Look at the picture below. What impression do you have of this person?

What are the first things you notice when meeting someone you find sexually attractive?

Other experiences, stories, research...



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