Sunday, December 17, 2006

My First Post

First impression is the best impression.
Having read this so many times, it popped up the moment I sat down to write my first post. Made me think whether the first impression is truly the best.

Is it not true that the first impressions we have had of people change due course of time as a profound understanding of plausible reasons for a person's behaviour at the first meeting dawns over us? Is it not true a song that we first thought was despicable grows on us so much sometimes, that we find ourselves humming it unconsciously?

Well, what I think is, first impression is not always the best impression. We can not see everybody under the same light. Because the circumstances in which we meet different people differ and most importantly, the people we meet differ in their attitude, thinking, upbringing etc which deeply influence a person's behaviour. True, one who is boisterous and full of interesting pieces of anecdotes may present a positive first impression whereas someone sitting silently at a corner of a room observing others may incite negative first impression. But it is when we truly get to know him/her well that we truly understand how he/she thinks and why does he/she do so. If we judge someone on the basis of how serious or jolly he/she looks, we would be making a big mistake. Because there are so many people who appear reserved at first but turn out to be quite easy-going, funny and friendly (read,ME :-)). The body language itself is capable of telling the entire story on its own. But what I say is never make a judgment on the basis of first impression, who knows; you may be missing out on the finer-things in life just because you erred in haste.

How can I forget to include about making first impressions in the corporate world? It is stressed upon so much during the endless training sessions that we go through; that a good first impression is crucial to gaining respect, trust and confidence and that it will take you a long way in your life. So in the corporate world, you must always be ready to present your best self and make the first impression the best (Then what about later? It's truly difficult to impress later, don't you think? Beacuse how will you better the best???).

Ok people, that's all from me.
Let me know what you think... Are first impressions truly the best?


Shrinidhi Hande said...

Nice post.
This is my opinion:
There're scenario's where you wont get chance to create a second impression (like in a job interview) and you need to create right impression making best use of whatever opportunity you're given.

In many other cases, consistency in the deliverables, quality and continuous improvement are to be focused upon when one time impressions will not used to take a Yes or No decision

Vishal Jalan said...

A nice way to look at the old age adage "first impression.... ".
But as shrinidhi said above the world is too fast to give you a second chance. In this age of cut throat competition if you do not strike the chord at right time there are million others willing to do so.

By the way think of a better name for your blog, cant get banal than this ;P

Supreetha said...

It's sad but true that we have become very clinical in our approach to life. We take it for granted that it's only a cut throat competition that exists in this world. Take time and look around you, you'll appreciate the finer things in life rather than concentrating just on work, studies and tensions.

My post was a general indication that it should not be so since it is not always correct. I've also added that we cant afford to miss out on the 'best impression' part in our professional lives if we want to make a mark.

pavan karthik said...

Nice post to start your career as an avid blogger..
I dont think first impression matters in corporate world, as we spend almost whole day with them where in you get lot of chances of speaking to them.
but in certain cases this matters most(when you meet someone special).
anyway keep blogging, waiting eagerly for your posts..

Supreetha said...

Thanks Pavan. Support always appreciated... :)

Giri said...

Sorry nanna internet ajnanadindaagi I couldn't see your blog before. nice one. the pranayama thing was little too much for me. You office looks damn good! I liked your graphwaala post. the flower decoration of lalbagh was also good. i too will take a sony mobile. when i get little more money right now thoda kadki chal rahi hay. sorry had to post my message on your first impression after you have written so many other post that has relly made a good impression. keep blogging.

Abhi said...

my honest thoughts on this ....u have made it so complicated .....just to tell out simple things in simple language and only to tell out first impression is not the best impression ...but get to know the person and then give ur conclusons