So, we've probably all heard of the saying "first impressions are lasting impressions", am I right? Would I also be right to say that this saying, in particular, has resonated and engraved itself in our brains for as long as we can remember?
There is SO much on the line when we challenge ourselves to be the best version of ourselves, possible. Whether it's because you're single and more-than-mingling, married, committed or going on that dream-job interview. This is the foundation we have found ourselves on that can either work FOR us, or go completely against us and sabotage any chance we may have at long lasting happiness.
With that said, do you feel like you're someone who thinks she can give a damn good first impression? Are you also someone who tends to think the OPPOSITE of what is actually happening in reality? Well, let's put it this way: If your feedback hasn't been all that good, you probably are NOT killing it in the "first impressions" game. (Sorry.)
More often than not, your lasting impressions are certainly not working FOR you in your personal and/or professional life. So, to find out if you need to work on your meeting skills, we've listed the top 7 zodiac signs that, well, don't give the greatest first impression ever.
But don't worry — once you know, you'll be able to realize your flaws and fix them! So don't be discouraged, and instead use these as a guideline for what NOT to do. Trust us — it'll help your relationships in the long run.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
A Leo woman is a strong presence that nobody can pretend NOT to notice when she walks into the room. She’s independent, powerful and fearless. However, because she’s so damn sure of herself, she can appear PRETTY overbearing.
Sometimes, her lack of self-awareness makes her both intimidating and nauseating. There’s no “in between” when it comes a Leo girl. There’s just “extreme.” This, my friends, is why a Leo can, more often than not, give a HORRIBLE first impression.
IF THIS IS YOU: Now, you have to understand that yeah, you're kind of awesome... but so are the other people you're meeting. So simmer down.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
An Aries girl can come off as SUPER aggressive when you first meet her. Although she’s extremely enthusiastic upon meeting you, she tends to make it seem like a competition.
She gravitates toward people who she knows won’t immediately like her, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise that her first impression isn’t always top notch.
IF THIS IS YOU: CHILL. I know you're a go-getter, but really when you're meeting someone, that can br pretty intimidating. So take a chill pill, smile, breathe and be happy with the new people you're meeting.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
A Gemini is often the go-to-party person. Although her wittiness and sarcasm can stand the test of time, it’s obvious that she’s super flaky. Your first impression upon meeting her is that she’s not that into impressing you.
Why, you ask? Well, it’s mainly because their so frequently coming and going into people’s lives, she probably doesn’t think your presence is all that significant. She knows it’s only a matter of time before things change.
IF THIS IS YOU: Girl, stick around for a while and believe that your friendships aren't all doomed. There are some good ones out there too, you know! So give your new relationships a fighting chance.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
A Sagittarius girl is easily fixated and fascinated by what’s in front of her. Although their genuine interest is appreciated, sometimes their first impression can come across straight up FAKE.
Like, really? You’re fascinated that I have two kids? That I made a roast beef last night? You’re super enthralled with my story about how I picked out my new phone case? People know that she's not as interested as she appears to be.
IF THIS IS YOU: OK, Sagittarius, you come off as fake. Don't be offended, but instead what you NEED to do is just not pretend if you're not actually interested. If you HAVE to meet someone that you're just not that into, be nice, respectful and move on. And for those that you DO like, be genuine. Simple as that.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Although a Pisces lady has impeccable timing when someone needs her, she also has impeccable timing coming into someone’s life at the WRONG time. She genuinely wants to help, but she just never knows when to come in — or butt out — of the situation.
Suffice to say, her first impressions often ranks 10 on Rotten Tomatoes.
IF THIS IS YOU: The best thing to do in these kinds of situations is to tread lightly. You're super sweet and people LOVE being around you, so just be your natural self and don't necessarily try to push your way in.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Similar to a Gemini, a Libra girl has no qualms about coming and going from her friends’ lives. However, she's a little more specific. She’s often attracted to people who are totally OPPOSITE from her.
Need I say more? Trying to connect with someone right off the bat who's COMPLETELY different from you, right down to their philosophies about life, doesn't exactly make things easy.
IF THIS IS YOU: Why don't you try meeting people that you're similar to? That's a good place to start, and then use those skills with people you may not be totally in tune with later.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
A Capricorn chick is obsessed with helping others, which is a selfless thing, am I right? Yet a Capricorn also can’t take no for an answer.
Even if the other person didn’t ask, she’ll push her agenda onto them, without any regard to if her plan is actually working or not. She’s fascinated by what she can do, without realizing the answer might be that it's out of her control. Not exactly grounds for a friendship right off the bat.
IF THIS IS YOU: Maybe just take a step back and stop assuming that someone new automatically wants your help. Instead, smile and be your charming self without having to help right away.