Through the years, many have been guided to investigate early evaluations of extroversion and introversion, recognized as core aspects of people's personalities (Bennington-Castro, J., 2013), and ask what effect these evaluations have on the person making them. Research has directly impacted the thoughts on these varying psychological traits: the extrovert – a person concerned more with external reality than inner feelings (Extrovert, 2014.); and the introvert – a person characterized by concern primarily with his or her own thoughts and feelings (Introvert, 2014). When interpreting the stories in reverse order as invited to do, the question became: Is John who the author purports him to be? Whether or not he is, as an observer into his life, we searched for answers to better understand the behaviors of those who encountered him.
First impressions and how an individual is perceived can influence future behavior and cooperation. When the first impression evaluation is negative, the expectation is particularly difficult to overcome (Nauert, R., 2011). Nevertheless, is either instance negative? The result of information gleaned did affect the way John was perceived on a first impression. During the evaluations, some questions became clear: What is perception, and what is reality? What attributes are associated with both stories; is John warm or cold; or is he charismatic or insecure?
How Do First Impressions Strike Us
What are the topics that the arguments were intended to answer? At the core of this exercise is the ability to construct an argument with the building blocks of propositions, claims, conclusion(s), and a reason (premise) to support a conclusion (Arguments, n.d). Neither passage had claims that would convince the reader that John is an extrovert, or an introvert. However, if we accept the statements being offered, it can be determined that first impressions are lasting, sub-conscience impressions. Judging the strength and character, and forming a mental image of the person being observed takes less than a second. Hence, there are no second chances.
John the Extrovert
In the first text John is an extrovert, the author paints a picture of an outgoing, salesman-type individual that encouraged his audience by the charm he displayed. John’s main interest is anchored in social interaction, for that reason his actions may have included firm handshakes, holding his head high, and offering up warm smiles along with other nonverbal cues to provide verification of his enthusiasm and passion. John’s tendency is to make direct contact by his many social interactions, thus the city block was brighter, and acquaintances were developed.
John the Introvert
In this text John is an introvert, we were was being persuaded that John is reflective, focused, shy, and tends to be envious of those engaging in dynamic dialog. The author describes John as being at a different place and time with a different mental attitude (Carnegie, D.,...