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Are You Sending The Right Message?

Our appearance says a lot about us, whether we like it or not. There’s more to it than just having a great face. How we appear to others is a reflection of our energy, goals, and intentions.

So, the question is this:

Is your appearance sending the right message?

Our Face Value

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Humans are expressive and emotional creatures. We communicate through words and emotions.

Our words may hide our true feelings, but it’s nearly impossible for facial expressions to do the same. Our eyes, cheeks, mouth, brow bones, and even our ears can send signals to other people about what we are really thinking and feeling.

Because of this unique and nuanced way of communication, we developed the habit of making snap judgments about other people’s character just based on their faces.

It’s not about appearing great, so make sure to focus on appearing confident and healthy.

Personal Branding

People can pick first impressions before we even know it. Whether it’s a job interview or a passing glance on the street, we can leave lasting impressions on people and not even realize it.

While it’s unreasonable to be primped and perfect at all times, good impressions can be made even on our worst days. Here’s how:

Today, a lot of first impressions happen before two people even meet. Thanks to the internet, social media sites, and our collective lack of interest in privacy settings, it’s likely that the people you haven’t even met have a good idea of what kind of person you are.

A good rule of thumb to keep in mind for our online lives is to not post anything we wouldn’t want our boss to see.

See Also: How Building Your Personal Brand Can Affect Your Job Prospects

Good Impressions Start From Within

With all of those things, please remember that beauty is only skin deep. No matter how much we groom ourselves, no amount of skincare products can disguise low self-esteem or a bad attitude. Being personable, kind, and mindful of others can get you much further than having a smooth face and great clothes.

See Also: 10 Ways to Make a Good First Impression

Take a look at this infographic to learn more about first impressions, personal branding, and how to put your best face forward in any situation.

Infographic, courtesy of buypolished.com

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