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For as long as parents have admonished their children "don't judge a book by its cover," most of us have been doing just that.
In the past 15 years, though, researchers have become interested in trying to systematically answer the questions: How much can those fleeting first impressions really tell us?
How much of people's personality is it possible to intuit within a few seconds, or minutes, of meeting them?
A series of recent studies, presented today at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) annual conference in Austin, shows that appearance shapes everything from whether we ultimately end up liking someone to our assessment of their sexual orientation or trustworthiness.
And researchers say that whether a first impression occurs online versus in person is important.