We are always judging while being judges. It’s part of human nature, but what is it that triggers this questionable emotion?

Though it’s unfair and absurd even, people tend to judge others based on the first impression. Our brains are wired to keep us safe. That’s why we tend to judge a book by its cover: for protection.

So, what is it that triggers our judgmental mind? Here are the top 5 small, yet powerful things. Once you learn them, it will be easier for you to prepare for that magical first impression (blind date or job interview).

The shoes are a dead giveaway!

If you want to impress someone, wear stylish, comfortable, and clean shoes.

It’s a funny idea, but the moment you see a person’s shoes, you can get to know their personality a bit further. Some might even judge your political affiliation, though we aren’t sure how.

Hands and nails

If your hands are cold, you’ll be judged. If they are warm, you’ll be seen as a kind person. Weird, yet many scientists and doctors did numerous studies to prove it.

Nail-biting is a giveaway for a nervous, impatient person, anxious, or easily bored. Book manicure now, and if you’re going for a date, make sure your hands are warmer.

The power of eye contact

Eyes are one of the most crucial seduction tools. But, there’s more to it than just flirting.

People who tend to avoid eye contact are more likely to be anxious and self-conscious. They are seen as introverts.

On the other hand, if someone is staring you down, you’ll get the impression that the person is extrovert, outgoing, and welcoming.

The clothes you wear

Sometimes the clothes do make a man. This is no surprise: most of us are obsessed with who wore what on the red carpet, and we judge celebrities not based on their talents, but what they wore.

People in black are labeled as artistic and mysterious, while red shades are a sign of intense energy.

If you wear blue and white, you’ll be seen as someone who likes to keep things in order. Deep tones are welcoming, while cold ones represent sensitive individuals.

The interactions

We can tell a lot by observing someone’s interaction with the people around them. It’s especially interesting to see people talking to the ones who work for them.

The way you treat a person sends a clear message, whether you’re an ego-driven or compassionate individual. Out of all things listed, the interactions are the most interesting, but there’s more.

If you tend to talk about others positively, you’ll be seen as a happy go lucky person. If you’re too harsh,… well, you won’t be on the most popular least, until people get to know you better.

People will judge you regardless of what you do. But, it’s not personal, and you’re doing the same thing. Though important, first impressions aren’t everything, and overall, you should only care about people who matter to your existence.