The ‘Halo Effect’, And How to Create It

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Estimated reading time: 7 mins

Many people think that they can assess people’s characteristics accurately. However, if they are honest, they know that they are wrong more than 50% of the time. So why are most people so bad with doing correct assessment of people’s personality? You can put the blame on ‘Halo Effect’. This is when we have an impression of someone, skewed by a single positive trait, which leads us to make a generalized assumption about him or her as a whole. The ratings that we give to one quality of a person generally affects our perception of the other characteristics that s/he possesses. In this blog post, we will be discussing the importance of “Halo Effect’ and how you can use it to make a good first impression.

The Importance of Halo Effect

It is vital to know how to make a good first impression. The impression you make can be the difference between you being the approachable, likeable person or someone who is going to be shunned. While some people might argue that you should take out time to understand a person better before having an opinion, the real life does not work like that. First impressions are just too important and should not be taken lightly.

With so many people unable to find good jobs, it is becoming imperative to leave a great first impression at the interviews and/or telephonic conversations with the hiring managers. Just put yourself in the hiring manager’s position – if you are to select a candidate out of two, you will most definitely select the one that left the best first impression. The Halo Effect causes people to make assumptions and you need to be able to use this to your advantage. You need to use this opportunity for others to truly see the real you, the very first time they see you!

Making that First Impression using the Halo Effect

Do you know the basics of a good first impression? If not then do check our blog post on 5 Powerful Ways to Make a Great Impression at an Interview. Once you ace the basics, you need to look at areas that fewer people ever talk about and implement the halo effect to them. The good thing is that the areas mentioned below apply to both, social and professional settings.

There you have it – my tips on how you can create Halo Effect and use it to your advantage. Do you have any tips of your own? Let us know in the comments section below. Also, please do share your stories with us if there is something interesting on how you worked on your personalities to be more confident, pleasant and credible. Moreover, I also recommend you all to read our other blog posts, including Why Meditation Can Be the Key to Personal Development, How to Showcase Your Professional Affiliations on Your Resume and Freelancers: Does Your Personality Define Your Business?

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