One of the biggest mistakes you can make socially is to judge people based on your first impression of them. When you do this, your attitude toward them can easily be affected in a negative, unfair way. This brings me to my tip for today:
MINGLE TIP #13: THINK LIKE EVERYONE YOU MEET IS IMPORTANT
Here are some thoughts:
(1) Don't assume that people aren't worth your time unless they do something to deserve it. Try to avoid drawing conclusions about people's character based on their appearance alone. There are wild looking people who have great character and there are clean cut looking people with horrible character. Dig a little deeper before you decide to blow someone off.
(2) Pretending to like people when you really don't makes you a fake people pleaser. Dishonesty is not a part of the civilized mingling approach. Sometimes you will just meet people that you don't click with. Don't try to fake it. If you find that you don't really like someone very much, there is nothing wrong with moving on. Just be sure to give them a chance.
(3) Don't get in the habit of judging people on first impressions. If this happens the only thing you will be basing your opinion on is their looks, their social status, the car they are driving, etc. You do not want to be that shallow. Looks can be deceptive, and sometimes people just aren't comfortable when first meeting someone.
Think of everyone you meet like they are important and you will be on your way to becoming a successful mingler.
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