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Can you say in three words what impression you hope to give in a first meeting?

Asked by 6rant6 (13690points) January 25th, 2012

If you can admit that you care what people think about you, tell me, what three things would you hope that people would gather in a first meeting with you? Intelligence, sense of humor, sophistication? Morality, worldliness, education? Modern, hopeful, hardworking?

What’s your three?

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deni's avatar

funny, easy going, curious.

Does curious need further explanation? Maybe…what I mean is that I love learning about everything imaginable and I always want to know more. I am easily fascinated by everything around me and I think thats a great trait. More people should be.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Open, honest, forthright

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I want them to think I am normal, intelligent and confident. They can find out otherwise later – ha-ha.

erichw1504's avatar

Sarcasm, laid back, and of course handsomeness.

LezboPirate's avatar

Very Super Awesome.
I am King.
Do my bidding.
Any of those will work.

gailcalled's avatar

MIlo here; Best looking, smartest, best dressed.

lloydbird's avatar

Nice chap this.

So I hope.

rebbel's avatar

Yeah!!, Woohooooow!! and Damn!

jazmina88's avatar

love, heart, perserverance

6rant6's avatar

@Skaggfacemutt “Normal”? Never expected to see that.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@6rant6 Yes, that’s an important one for me, because that is the first thing I try to determine when I meet somebody.

marinelife's avatar

Kind, smart, funny.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

<—- I… fucking… rule…

My only hope is that the questioner will ask me to expand upon that statement. On the surface, it sounds conceited. Nothing could be further from the statements intentions. There are many nuances to “ruling”.

FutureMemory's avatar

Sincere, kindhearted, unassuming.

laineybug's avatar

Smart, funny, different.

6rant6's avatar

@FutureMemory “unassuming” is interesting. Do you think people often find you assuming?

downtide's avatar

This varies a lot depending on who I’m meeting with. The only thing I can think of that works in all situations is “male”.

FutureMemory's avatar

@6rant6 No :) Be aware that I mean the dictionary definition of unassuming, as in, “modest”. I don’t mean that I don’t make a lot of assumptions about people.

stardust's avatar

Funny, kind, smart

6rant6's avatar

@FutureMemory Seriously, you want people to think you’re modest, as in, “He doesn’t know how great he is,” or as in, “he knows his place”?

SpatzieLover's avatar

@6rant6 I take unassuming to mean “not pretentious”.

6rant6's avatar

@SpatzieLover I get it. “Open, honest, forthright,” not “clever, observant, and creative.”

jca's avatar

pleasant, trustworthy, smart.

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picante's avatar


Aesthetic_Mess's avatar


saint's avatar

Strong, interesting, trustworthy

blueiiznh's avatar

Down to earth.

john65pennington's avatar

My best effort !!

Brian1946's avatar

Friend of reality.

Earthgirl's avatar

Interesting, genuine, kind

MollyMcGuire's avatar


Bellatrix's avatar

Approachable, Authentic, Interested.

dabbler's avatar

Kind, capable, curious (<- @deni‘s description is good! )

augustlan's avatar

Friendly, open, intelligent. I often fail at that last one…

bkcunningham's avatar

Smart, kind, generous.

Sadly, I’m very insecure about my intelligence. Some people throughout my life have stereotyped me because of my accent.

linguaphile's avatar

Intelligent, interesting and capable.

My self-esteem’s somewhere at the bottom of the ocean right now, so I probably seem more ditzy, weird and standoffish.

miyavi's avatar

Kind, interesting and modern

gailcalled's avatar

Imperious, omniscient, sui generis.

6rant6's avatar

@gailcalled Like Meatloaf said…

gailcalled's avatar

^^ Enlighten me, please.

6rant6's avatar

“Two out of three aint bad.”

gailcalled's avatar

@6rant6: ^^Still too cryptic.

6rant6's avatar

@gailcalled Yes, well, how much fun would it be if I spelled it out. Have to say, you’re not coming off omniscient.

gailcalled's avatar

Remember. You asked for the impressions I “hoped’ to give.

Meatloaf is not at the top of my research projects, however.

6rant6's avatar

@gailcalled Just saying, you’re doing a pretty good job of it! (and GA).

gailcalled's avatar

@Grant6: I hope that you have not put “helpful” on your list.

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