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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsherlockholmes View Post
    I don't believe in projecting a false image of myself. I guess that's why ENTJs are so powerful. Because they're all evil manipulative liars!

    Joking! Sort of...

    Awwww, snapppp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcockburn View Post
    It's quite unfortunate if you screw up your impression the first time you meet someone, because after 5 seconds, the impression is rather cemented. That's how the golden halo (or horns) phenomenon happens.

    BUT...my theory is this.

    They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. And habits are ingrained patterns of behavior dictated by your mind, right?

    So you could attempt to work backwards. Show the person 21 instances of good behavior in front of the person. And then hopefully the consistent image you present will be burned into their mind. And then they'll be convinced, as their mind will have formed the habit of "witnessing you a good way."

    So, it's basically fake it till you make it. It's like tattooing over a preexisting tattoo. Just keep coloring over the old one until it's gone.
    Disheartening... but I like the solid advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Zhang View Post
    To all my fellow ENTJs:

    How do you overcome a bad first impression towards others?


    I CRUSH THEM!!!!!

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    I generally can't be bothered to care. The only exception is when a customer receives a bad impression about my company, but in that regard it's more about the viability of the company than about myself.
    Surgeons replace one of your neurons with a microchip that duplicates its input-output functions. You feel and behave exactly as before. Then they replace a second one, and a third one, and so on, until more and more of your brain becomes silicon. Since each microchip does exactly what the neuron did, your behavior and memory never change. Do you even notice the difference? Does it feel like dying? Is some other conscious entity moving in with you?
    -Steven Pinker on the Ship of Theseus Paradox

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    Don't worry about it so much. You will suffer a lot more flak by putting someone's opinion of you in control rather than if you merely make a bad first impression. The only point where you should be remotely concerned is if they start talking trash about you, in which case you should give them a swift verbal kick in the ass.

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    How would an ENTJ have an answer to this question? They never fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown Ghost View Post
    Don't worry about it so much. You will suffer a lot more flak by putting someone's opinion of you in control rather than if you merely make a bad first impression.
    I agree with this. Continue being who you are. No matter what you do, there will be people who you'll get along with and others, not so much.

    The only point where you should be remotely concerned is if they start talking trash about you, in which case you should give them a swift verbal kick in the ass.
    Depends on the situation. Sometimes, it's not worth the effort to qualify trash by reacting to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsherlockholmes View Post
    How would an ENTJ have an answer to this question? They never fail.
    One thing I've learned: success and failure are always relative terms.

    During my time as an INTJ, I always somehow had an ace up my sleeve to turn a failure right back at my goal and somehow accomplish my mission even more effectively than I would originally have hoped.

    If you look at it that way, I never "fail".

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    I made a bad first, second and infinite impression on my teacher last semester. Mostly because I hated him and didn't bother fixing that lingering negative impression. I ended up failing my first class EVER.
    I am determined to make him like me this semester

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    Quote Originally Posted by You'reWrongI'mRight View Post
    I made a bad first, second and infinite impression on my teacher last semester. Mostly because I hated him and didn't bother fixing that lingering negative impression. I ended up failing my first class EVER.
    I am determined to make him like me this semester
    Rock on. *two thumbs up*

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