Whether or not you have ADHD, first impressions have an enormous effect on personal and professional relationships. They dictate whether you get a job or a date or make a friend -- and, as they say, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.
Most people judge others within the first two minutes of a first encounter -- some experts say, the first three seconds. Unfortunately, hyperactivity and inattentiveness are often misinterpreted by new acquaintances as a lack of respect for or interest in others. Therefore, it is wise for ADHD adults to do all they can to make a good first impression.
You know the importance of eye contact, a smile, and a firm handshake. Here are a few other things you can do:
Next: Dress and Act the Part
This article comes from the Winter 2009 issue of ADDitude.
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