Should you trust your first impression? - Peter Mende-Siedlecki

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/should-you-trust-your-first-impression-peter-mende-siedlecki You can't help it; sometimes, you just get a bad feeling about someone that's hard to shake. So, what's happening in your brain when you make that critical (and often lasting) first judgment? Peter Mende-Siedlecki shares the social psychology of first impressions -- and why they may indicate that, deep down, people are basically good. Lesson by Peter Mende-Siedlecki, animation by TOGETHER.

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Alex Robertson: If someone rubs me the wrong way on first impressions ill never bother with them again. My first impression of someone is normally right

Мария Аллахвердиева: not of course

Jolie: Wait why is it a football game if there are soccer balls?

DockingBay94: All this video does is describe with way too many words what we regular folks call, “getting to know someone”.

Kristian Spasov: Sorry not sorry, but ever since I can remember myself, there was only one time when I was wrong about how someone actually is and I've always been proven right about the person's character and whether they are decent people or not.

Papoy Minions: I used to hate a person (he bullied me, fyi)
But years later, I feel kinda okay with him
Idk why, maybe because he finally stopped annoying me
I still remember his bad manners to me though, I'm still mad. But even when he still annoys me sometimes, it feel like it doesn't matter anymore
Maybe when a person who did bad things to you, does bad things less frequent, you gradually letting it go
Or maybe it is because you're totally done with him and no longer feel any anger toward him XD

Ssss Aaaa: Well, from my experience, if someone is negative from the beginning, it's doomed to fail. ~
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. - Maya Angelou.

Elsy Ramirez: My friend gets mad at me for being too nice and "peaceful" towards everyone. I tell her I try it see the good in people ,as a result a lot of my friends hate each other.

Raya Burdes: If the guy said sorry about it it would be very different than if he just completely didnt bring it up.

Kami Sou: well,last time i judged a person ,recently knew, was a very positive judgement ,but then that person changed their behaviours and their thoughts about me completely ! so i leaned on changing my impression bcz i didn't expect that behaviour from this specific person though i know everybody can do it !!😕😕

disha chakraborty: The last part got over my head 😬 the thing is after watching the Dichotomy Paradox and the infinity hotel this one just flew over

Fatema Mustafa: This is only applicable for Canadians

El extraterrestre: Pero estas soluciones se basan sólo en _prejuicios_. Las primeras impresiones no pueden de ningún modo considerarse completas, por más acertadas que parezcan. Yo diría que antes bien ocurre lo contrario: nos equivocamos demasiado respecto al origen de nuestras impresiones, primeras o segundas y terceras, pues el error está en la valoración misma del comportamiento "positivo" o "negativo", "me gusta" contra "no me gusta". El _prejuicio_, es siempre apresurado, está más próximo a tales "impresiones" planteadas aquí. El _juicio_, en cambio, toma tiempo, a veces mucho tiempo (si es que tal cosa se practica), y hace uso de otras facultades cognitivas, como la imaginación, que puede extender las impresiones más allá del comportamiento de las personas.

Lame Gamer: Then there is me: No thanks! I love rain!

Sean Reilly: My brain who is this guy

Creative Writer: silent tear Can I live in this place where someone actually pays attention to another person?

Chris Nilsson: I make bad first impressions, so NO! LOL.

Khadija Al basri: Lol, the way he acted in the football game is ordinary and no, people don’t usually lend you an umbrella. Aaaand people aren’t usually good lol

M B Chand: Actually .. I don't believe in first impression ...

Hall Pie: I've been fooled by first impressions too many times. People have many sides so I think it's safer to observe them in many situations before making my own opinions about their characters.

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