Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy, an expert in the mechanisms behind first impressions, claims people are looking for two things when they first meet you.
Is this a warm person? Meaning: Can I trust this person?
Is this a competent person? Meaning: Can I respect this person?
You can read about her findings in her book, “Presence”
And according to her warmth will open more doors for you than competence, though ideally a person is equipped with both.
Slovak women do not like to waste time they could have spent shopping, so they test you on both levels at the same time:
Can I trust this person to make a lot of money?
Slovak women are nothing if not practical!
Ok, that was a joke.
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