I doubt that I'm unique in experiencing immediate reactions to people I meet for the first time and would be interested in how others view this.
Overall, I take the view that most people are OK until proven otherwise and I meet new people predisposed to like them.
But once in a while I meet someone whom I just seem to dislike instantly, even just after they've said very little. Sometimes it's their body language and tone of voice, maybe an air of arrogance, lack of warmth. Not sure what, really, but sometimes it's very definite.
I'm old enough now to just go with this reaction, but used to worry that I was being unreasonable.
Would be interested in other ASF members' thoughts about this?
i.e. am I the only person who is unreasonable enough to form rapid opinions?
I remember a while ago when we were discussing the candidates for the American election, a member said she just really disliked Hillary Clinton. Given this member had never met Mrs Clinton, I questioned this, i.e. 'what is it about Hillary Clinton that you so dislike?" The poster just said:
"No idea. I just know I don't like her. Haven't you ever disliked anyone without a particular reason?"
At the time I found that a bit odd, but have since come to understand exactly what she meant.