Letting perceptions simmer

Posted on Oct 31, 2023

There’s something inherently human about sizing someone up within moments of meeting them. Whether it’s in the break room or a board meeting, our minds are quick to assess and analyze. “Could I see myself grabbing coffee with this person? Collaborating on a task?” It’s almost as if our minds are racing to draft narratives based on initial encounters.

But here’s a curveball: what if we shelved those initial impressions, allowing them to stew, and revisited them after some reflection? This isn’t about indecision or hesitancy. It’s about granting clarity its due time. Taking this slight detour can lead to a richer understanding of people, enriching our relationships in unexpected ways.