When you have lived long enough, you discover that, “Life Isn’t Fair.”
Most people absorb this notion and go with their lives.
Others choose to improve their odds in Xenia.
Wouldn’t it be nice to influence people’s first impression is of you? --To know that they see you in a “Positive” way?
When people first meet you, they subconsciously form an opinion of you, based on your appearance.
We all do it. It’s a fact. It’s not fair but it’s true.
And there’s generally a sequence people follow when checking you out. The first area they look at is your face. And of your face, it’s your eyes, and then your smile - because both are windows upon your inner emotions.
What I’m about to tell you isn’t fair and isn’t right. But it’s TRUE. It’s been proven through multiple, worldwide testing, and it’s always proven true. What I am describing is an emotional judgment that has nothing to do with the Truth.
People with great smiles, are perceived as being more successful, intelligent, honest, trustworthy, and self-respecting. People with poor smiles can be perceived as being less intelligent, dishonest, untrustworthy, and lacking in self-esteem. These perceptions have nothing to do with truth. But because they tap directly into our emotions they are very powerful!
Your Smile is a key to creating a very positive first impression!
How can I make this claim? I’ve been fascinated by the life changes I’ve witnessed when people simply change their smile. Following my own smile makeover, it was very surprising how people treated me differently-- so that I researched this incredibly interesting subject. Not that my smile was bad before. It was average. But the new way people responded to me with my new smile was nothing short of dramatic.
I’ve observed the same thing in many other patients who have upgraded their smiles. New relationships, job promotions, improved confidence and self esteem seem to come more easily. As their dentist, over the years, I have watch patients reap many new opportunities as their lives are enriched forever.
Suppose you’re in a restaurant and your waitress smiles at you with a really great smile. Immediately you connect on a subconscious level. It sets the tone for the rest of your dinner. You’re more comfortable. She may even get a more generous tip because you felt accepted and comfortable enough to enjoy yourself.
Same situation, only this time your waitress has cavities in-between her front teeth. Like it or not, subconscious judgments are automatic, outside of your will. This perception will affect the rest of your meal. You may feel pity, or think she’s not careful about personal hygiene and hope she doesn’t touch your food. You have an emotional response. Your perception may have nothing to do with truth, but it still affects your mood and behavior.
If you know your smile is going to help determine someone’s perception of you, then you can make the choice of how it could facilitate the encounter. And you have the assurance that your self-presentation is connecting in a powerfully emotionally way that will only enhance your personal effectiveness. And that could help make Greene County, Ohio, a fairer place for you to live