Snap Judgment – a judgment formed on the instant without deliberation. (free dictionary)
I try get a hack on people right away and hope they do the same when they’re dealing with me.
This is necessary when working as an astrologer. I’ve got to connect with a person right away as opposed to traditional therapy situation where people take more tentative steps towards each other and the relationship is allowed (or supposed) to unfold.
I have to decide what I can and can’t say, how it should be said and just in general what will be most helpful to a person. The faster I can do this the better, but accuracy matters.
I work with a gal now, I met her first, on the phone where she tipped her hand. She said various things that revealed her character. When we met in person and she started to explain that she was honest, I waved my hand and said, ‘Don’t worry about it. I can tell you’re honest and I already know I can trust you…”
People say similar things to me all the time. If you can learn to judge people accurately when you first enter a relationship, your life (and theirs) will go a lot smoother.
I am re-posting this because society is so profoundly polarized. I think we’re allowed our natural instinct to be overwritten by a bunch of gibberish.
Are your initial impressions of people usually sound? If yes, where did you get your skill?
Dolls by Whisper of the Pipit.