Did you ever think what do people think when they meet you? Maybe this will sound strange, but people decide things about your life.
According to psychologists, people like to decide about someone else’s relationship life, intellect, sexual orientation, cooking skills etc.
But judging doesn’t define the truth.
Below you can find some things people decide about you!
Which Are 3 Weird Things Others Decide About You?
1. YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION
In a study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, authors Nicholas O. Rule and Nalini Ambady write:
“The rapid and accurate perception of male sexual orientation may be just another symptom of a fast and efficient cognitive mechanism for perceiving the characteristics of others.”
In the study, 22 male and 68 female college undergraduates were presented with photos of 90 male’s faces – of which half were homosexual. The length at which these faces appeared were 33 milliseconds (ms), 50 ms, 6500 ms, or 10,000 ms.
The participants were able to determine sexual orientation within 50 milliseconds of photo exposure accurately.
2. YOUR STATUS
In one Dutch study, people who wore designer clothes were determined to be of a higher status than those who did not.
The authors write “Perceptions did not differ on any of the other dimensions that might affect the outcome of social interactions. There were no differences in perceived attractiveness, kindness, and trustworthiness.”
Sadly, many of our fellow humans would rather associate with someone of a ‘high status’ than someone who is authentic, friendly, and nurturing – and all based off of a frequently flawed perception.
As it turns out, clothing is a pretty bad indicator of “status.” There have been plenty of people with means who don’t give a crap about clothing (see: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates.)
3. YOUR INTELLIGENCE
Um, wearing glasses doesn’t make someone smart. We all know that, right? Apparently not.
In a study conducted by professors from Loyola Marymount University, wearing thick glasses was a factor in determining whether or not someone was smart.
There were other things, too.
“Looking while speaking was a key behavior. It significantly correlated with IQ … and contributed to higher perceived intelligence ratings.”
So, the next time you’re talking to someone, look them in the eye. Apparently, doing so makes you look smarter than the average bear. Oh, and speak expressively – use your hands and what not.