The problem with a seven-second impression is that it’s often dead wrong.
Some of my best friends are people I couldn’t stand when we first met. It wasn’t until we knew each other for a long time that we finally saw past our way-off first impressions and became such good friends that we’re still close many years later!
I like to think I’m learning to give people the benefit of the doubt and I certainly hope others do the same for me.
Looking deeper yields great rewards.