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September 04, 2007


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Joe Kennedy

Malcolm Gladwell talks about first impressions a lot in Blink. So if you want to read about it, that's a great start.

But I agree. I'm usually like that too. Maybe it's part of discernment. I'm not sure. But I know the feeling.


Good to know I'm not alone! :) It's funny... I never think about Gladwell except for Tipping Point. I forget he wrote other books of significant consequence. I'll have to check that one out.

I sometimes wonder if its discernment; I try not to let my first impression keep me from seeing the good in a person, or seeing if perhaps my impression was wrong. But more often than not, even when I see the good, the first impression rings more and more true, and is borne out as time goes on. Even to the point that others ask me about the person with the same concerns I had at the very beginning.

But I also know I'm human and just as prone to misjudging a person as everyone else. So... I don't always know what to do. Right now I'm continuing to observe to see if I'm wrong, but I'm more and more sure I'm not. Bleh. Just ruins everything the person is involved with... blech!

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