8 things people decide within seconds of meeting you

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Psychologists call it "thin slicing." Within seconds of meeting you, people decide all sorts of things about you, from status to intelligence to promiscuity.

Citing a range of scientific studies, we created the below graphic to highlight just how important a first impression can be.

BI_Graphics_8 things people decide within seconds of meeting you

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