Two Important Questions People Ask Themselves When They Meet Us

From this Business Insider article, Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions. Ms. Cuddy tells us that when folks first meet us, they ask the following two questions:

1) Can I trust this person?

Do we keep our word as we interact with others? Can folks trust us to do what we say we'll do?

2) Can I respect this person?

The word "respect" is closely associated with the word "esteem." Regarding esteem, the apostle Paul stated in Philippians 2:2-3:

"Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself."

The two questions we need to ask ourselves as we interact with people is, "Can I be trusted?" and "Do I respect others?"

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets