How Can You Make a Horrible First Impression? — Survey of the Day
"You never get a second chance to make a first impression," goes the old saying-turned-advertising slogan. And there are quite a few ways that a person can ruin their chance at that good first impression. But which of these offenses are the worst?
According to a survey from from Moo.com, it's having "no eye-contact," which was sited by 31 percent of the poll's respondents.
Next up were "bad breath" (20 percent) ) "unpleasant appearance" (19 percent), "boring conversation" (12 percent), "limp handshake" (seven percent) and "no business card" at four percent.
And if you somehow manage to do all of these in the same encounter, well, you had better get cracking on improving your social skills.