Everyone wants to make a great first impression. And everyone knows some simple ways to be more likable: Make eye contact, smile, ask questions about the other person, listen significantly more than you speak… and, surprisingly, go into that first meeting simply believing that other people are going to like you.
Research shows people who expect to be accepted are actually perceived as more likeable. (How’s that for a cool self-fulfilling prophecy?)
You know what to do… but how will you know if you really are making a great first impression? How will you know that the people you meet — whether socially or professionally — perceive you as friendly and likeable?
Read on to know if you have made a good first impression with other people: 6 Nonverbal Signs That Guarantee You Made a Great First Impression, Backed by Science