What is the first thing you notice about someone?

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  1. H.C Porter profile image79
    H.C Porterposted 14 years ago

    When you first meet someone, what do you notice first? Their shoes-their clothing-their hair? What is the best accessory someone can have-that they should never leave home without? When I first notice an individual- I notice their posture... It says a lot about a person. Someone that stands up strait-looks forward not down-says confident. A person who slouches and hangs their head low-says, uncomfortable, and perhaps give a vibe that they are unapproachable and unfriendly. I am not suggesting that this is true all of the time-just that it is the first impression. I believe that a person that always carries a smile-carries their most precious accessory. Smiles as well as a frown are contagious.
    So how about you-what do you first notice on a person? What is the best accessory?

    1. Chris_S profile image59
      Chris_Sposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      First the face, then I key in on their eyes, then teeth & mouth, then hair, then nails. Body and clothing are last.

      1. H.C Porter profile image79
        H.C Porterposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Why the nails?

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      cosetteposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      their smile!

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      Poppa Bluesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      As the song goes "first I look at the purse"!

      All kidding aside I notice different things depending on the point of view when I take notice. Far away, left, right, behind, relative to where I am standing, their position, sitting, standing, or perhaps walking all affect what I notice first.

    4. Lady_E profile image63
      Lady_Eposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      The eyes - they reveal a lot.

    5. monaz profile image61
      monazposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I like people with a ready smile.And oh yes I observe their hands.

    6. ThatFranzKid profile image59
      ThatFranzKidposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      When I first notice someone, besides taking in their physical appearance, which is inescapable, I first notice the way they speak. I will admit that I am slightly biased towards their accent, but their manner of speaking and usage of vocabulary are what I tend to judge.

      Improper grammar and the like really turn me off when I'm first meeting a new person; it makes me think they're unintelligent.

    7. prettylaura profile image61
      prettylauraposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      There face of course.

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      Mya Davisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The first thing I notice is their face, their expressions, just their overall expressions.

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      kellyksposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Every person notices something or the other. So Yeah, I also notice a lot of things since I have a very keen eye towards someone’s personality.  So when I meet a new person, a guy or a girl, the first thing that catches my attention is their figure and height. A tall, fit and good looking person always attracts my attention first in a crowd. But then my observation doesn’t stop here as this is only the appearance I was referring to. There are hell lot of things which I observe when I meet someone for the first time. Firstly their clothes and then their shoes and most importantly their stubble and their hair style. I have been a school counselor so the feelings of discipline are embedded deep inside of me. I like people who are fit, good looking and have clean and neat hair style and are smartly dressed. Apart from this, their eyes and their way of talking is also very important. Just after a 5 minute conversation I can decided if this is the person who is worth the time or not. In these 5 minutes I find out the intellectual level of a person so practically intellectual level is all that matters. I don’t really want to body sham someone but that’s just the way I see things. So yeah some of you might feel that I kind of indulge in scanning process. And I would also not disagree on that. For me it is a mix and match of everything that counts to make an impression of someone.

      1. stylecoachmegan profile image57
        stylecoachmeganposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It depends on the person and his nature. Some people only check dressing sense, communication. You can read this to know the essentials every women need in her closet http://meganlarussa.com/the-5-basics-ev … er-closet/

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        Linda Stormposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I love a nice smile and a hello.

      3. Sofija Trujic profile image60
        Sofija Trujicposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thats a great question.
        Okay, maybe teeth, but its only because I wore braces for years, and always had a problem with smiling in public. And since I got them off, a minute wouldnt pass, without me smiling like a little child. So yeah, I would say teeth.
        And also shoes, but thats only because I love shoes..

      4. Fancy Poet Girl profile image79
        Fancy Poet Girlposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I notice their expressions. It tells me a lot on whether or not they're willing to be approached.

      5. charles2k2 profile image61
        charles2k2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Huh, I'm very sensitive person i notice smallest details like: body movements, facial expressions, sparkle in the eyes and emotions.

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      Madame Xposted 14 years ago

      Whether they are male or female

    11. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 14 years ago

      The look in their eyes.

      1. Paradise7 profile image69
        Paradise7posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Yep, that's what I see first.  I check the person's eyes.

    12. prettydarkhorse profile image55
      prettydarkhorseposted 14 years ago

      their eyes for both male and female

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Obviously !

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image55
          prettydarkhorseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          lololol,the expression in their eyes, I like green eyes...intoxicated eyes

          1. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            I don't care about the colour. the look is what interests me

            1. prettydarkhorse profile image55
              prettydarkhorseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

              I really like green colored eye, specially with that tantalizing green eyes, sometimes it turn to hazel..

    13. rebekahELLE profile image84
      rebekahELLEposted 14 years ago

      the whole package, what does the person project~~

      I have felt particularly drawn to people for no obvious reason, we all give off our own energy.

    14. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 14 years ago

      Their hair.

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      sandra rinckposted 14 years ago

      Their face.

    16. dejajolie profile image61
      dejajolieposted 14 years ago

      eyes, mouth and teeth

    17. Ivorwen profile image65
      Ivorwenposted 14 years ago

      How they carry themselves and whether they are male or female -- unless I hear them first, then it is whether or not their voice sounds relaxed and confident.

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      Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

      for me it's the eyes and their smile...they both tell me a lot about a person.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 14 years ago


      1. Taranwanderer profile image60
        Taranwandererposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Lol I also check out her butt if it's a woman

    20. europewalker profile image77
      europewalkerposted 14 years ago

      The eyes and smile

      1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image61
        JYOTI KOTHARIposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Body language.

    21. H.C Porter profile image79
      H.C Porterposted 14 years ago

      So the things that most people notice are eyes and mouth/teeth... What are you looking for when you look into someones eyes? Or when you get a glimpse of their smile?

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        Ghost32posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        What if they have no teeth?

        For me, I suspect (although I'd not care to stake my life on it) that what I notice first depends one heckuva lot on circumstances.  A few examples:

        --People headed my way on the sidewalk as I'm strolling through gang territory.  Here I'm looking first for numbers, body language, weapons, and how they're positioned strategically.

        --Pretty girl going away from me, then I'm checking out the hip action.  It's how I got married 7 times.  Pretty tail, who cares about the rest, don't date her, just marry her.

        --If eye contact is possible and appropriate, then yes, that for sure.  Today in Wal-Mart, a tall girl and I passed each other (going opposite directions) and there was a flash in her eyes that said she knew I'd been admiring the view.  Had, too:  Nice form, well clad, great confident stride, hot boots.

        --If in the men's john, then I notice whether the other guy is paying attention to his business and not mine. lol

        1. maudine_05 profile image59
          maudine_05posted 14 years agoin reply to this

          LOL!!!ha!ha!ha! I couldn't stop laughing just by reading Ghost32's replies...he just rocks...HIPS!!! man, your wives must have gotten crazy having you...anyways, for me when I look at someone's eyes when they smile it shows their soul whether they smile genuine or just a FAKE!

        2. dejajolie profile image61
          dejajolieposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          lol Great response~ so well thought out

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          Justine76posted 14 years agoin reply to this

          this explains alot for me...
          Ive never been on a date, engaged 3 times and married for 10 years....

      2. dejajolie profile image61
        dejajolieposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I notice the eyes because I like to see the shape (almond shaped, etc.)you can see if someone is sincere or confident if they are looking at you or "through" you. I look at the mouth because I like nice full lips, and clean, straight teeth.

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      poetlorraineposted 14 years ago

      can't say what exactly, but i tend to pick up on sadness..... also when someone is energetic, i try to be around that person, and see if it will rub off on me

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      C.J. Wrightposted 14 years ago

      definitely the eyes initially. Arms/hands/body language secondly.

    24. Ladybird33 profile image66
      Ladybird33posted 14 years ago

      sounds silly I know, but first their calves (well toned legs are impressive) and then their eyes, the expression, your can read what type of person they are in their eyes.

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      Justine76posted 14 years ago

      First things I notice...for gilrs, is she looking at me like I might need to fight? The nasty glare, head to toe and back up, toss the head and smirk? Or does she smile and look friendly?
      For guys, height, shoulders and hands. For both, how are they dressed? just stuff I notice...once I actaully start to talk to a person, I look at the eyes.

    26. Lisa HW profile image62
      Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

      I think for me it depends on the person.  Most people have something that stands out - beautiful eyes, beautiful hair, ugly eyes, ugly hair, etc.  I guess I probably notice whatever stands out the most first.  Strangely, I don't put a lot to weight to smiles.  It's too easy for a lot of people to slap on a phony smile for "social purposes".

      1. H.C Porter profile image79
        H.C Porterposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I agree completely... People can change depending on social occasions and surroundings... phony smile- sad eyes as well as more dramatic changes like changing hair color- getting a nose job or lypo- we have the ability to change just about every physical characteristic that God and nature gave to us.. So physical characteristics-I make an attempt; not pay attention to-I more so focus on the way the person carrys themselves.

    27. Fugitive From Now profile image60
      Fugitive From Nowposted 14 years ago


    28. Anath profile image59
      Anathposted 14 years ago

      1)Height, I like tall men.
      3)Mouth and teeth.  I like a kissable mouth with "meety" lips and could never kiss someone with ugly teeth!
      4)Hands.  I used to go for the  "well manicured look" now I am starting to prefer big and strong ones instead.

    29. bittybrasize profile image61
      bittybrasizeposted 14 years ago

      hmm... probably something about how they carry themselves. That's the best I can do to explain my strange way of noticing people. It's sort of their entire manner and presentation and how it comes across... definitely not any one physical feature, unless it's something really unusual.

    30. The Rope profile image61
      The Ropeposted 14 years ago

      The most amazing thing is that I can rarely tell you anything specific about a person I've seen or met but can describe their personality with specifics.  In the 60's and 90's someone would have called it their "aura" but whatever it is, the personality is the first thing I notice.  I didn't even know my honey's eye color until 6 months into the relationship.  I know..."weird".

    31. hoodieweather profile image59
      hoodieweatherposted 14 years ago

      Hair and smile. Then it's shoes.


    32. Ivorwen profile image65
      Ivorwenposted 14 years ago

      Sometimes it is not what you see first that catches the attention, but what you hear:

      A teasing tone...

      Or smell: 

      Campfire smoke...
      Too much perfume...
      Cigarette smoke...
      Cat poop...

      1. Lisa HW profile image62
        Lisa HWposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        lol  lol   Although I've met a few people who smell too much like perfume or beer, I can't say I've met anyone who smells like campfire smoke, horse, or cat "poop".  lol  That certainly would be enough to create a bad impression.  Either you meet a real lot of people, or else you're hanging out in the wrong circles.  lol

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          Justine76posted 14 years agoin reply to this

          I know lots of people who smell liek campfires, and my motehr smells like cat poop. I am not joking. She has about 10 cats in her house...

    33. QuirkyPearl profile image60
      QuirkyPearlposted 14 years ago

      That distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person that I call their aura...

      1. bittybrasize profile image61
        bittybrasizeposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, that!

    34. Pearldiver profile image66
      Pearldiverposted 14 years ago

      I notice their eyes and how they react to the energy I give off; irrespective of male, female, animal or alien.
      What you give, you get smile

    35. drej2522 profile image67
      drej2522posted 14 years ago

      I like the eyes as well...

      or redheads!

    36. cheaptrick profile image75
      cheaptrickposted 14 years ago

      Weather there armed and what kind of weapon there carrying.My EX had a razor sharp wit,she cut me at every opportunity lol...or I'll cry...

    37. pocketaus profile image60
      pocketausposted 14 years ago

      The jawline, on a male I love square jaws. They just fascinate me.

    38. Sexy jonty profile image59
      Sexy jontyposted 14 years ago

      attitude ........

    39. profile image0
      B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 14 years ago

      their aura...seriously

    40. Anamika S profile image69
      Anamika Sposted 14 years ago


    41. creativeone59 profile image68
      creativeone59posted 14 years ago

      The first thing I notice about a person is their eyes, I was told the eyes are the windows of the soul. I think the eyes tell you a  lot about a person.  creativeone59

    42. Jane@CM profile image61
      Jane@CMposted 14 years ago

      Their face and eyes.

    43. Helen Cater profile image60
      Helen Caterposted 14 years ago

      Their skin.

    44. andromida profile image57
      andromidaposted 14 years ago

      I notice the way he/she talks and of course body language.Sometimes I pay attention to dress sense or the color of the clothes..

    45. JulietduPreez profile image70
      JulietduPreezposted 14 years ago

      How they are responding to me - even if they haven't spoken yet.

    46. KKarrington profile image60
      KKarringtonposted 14 years ago

      The way they stand. It's proof of their confidence or lack thereof.

    47. Cagsil profile image70
      Cagsilposted 14 years ago

      It would depend on the circumstances for meeting.

      After that, I would be paying attention to every detail, body language, words, the way they talk, eye contact and be looking for honesty.

      Honesty is the only thing the body can not hide. If your intent is dishonest, your body will give it away.

    48. profile image49
      davitezposted 14 years ago

      the first thing i notice are their eyes and nose.

    49. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 14 years ago

      Eyes and smile. I also really like men's hands. Weird - I know.

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        logic,commonsenseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        It's not weird!  I had a woman once tell me she loved my hands and all she had done is seen them.
        Other women have stared at my hands and you could just see their minds start to imagine if it is true what they say about big hands and big feet.  In fact they asked me straight out.  I told them that there is only one way for them to find out!

    50. profile image0
      lyricsingrayposted 14 years ago

      Their hair.

      1. tony0724 profile image59
        tony0724posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        You would probably hate me then . I have 5 strands left and some gray ones ! smile

    51. profile image0
      Denno66posted 14 years ago

      Their mind?

    52. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
      mistyhorizon2003posted 14 years ago

      overall attractivness, until I get closer, then it's their eyes.

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        Denno66posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, that's just so physical of you wink

      2. floating mind profile image69
        floating mindposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with mistyhorizon2003.  But I also notice their voice and  height.

    53. hubber-2009 profile image57
      hubber-2009posted 14 years ago

      Look Down..

    54. sannyasinman profile image61
      sannyasinmanposted 14 years ago

      Woman - overall body shape
      Man - overall body shape.

    55. prettydarkhorse profile image55
      prettydarkhorseposted 14 years ago

      eyes and nails

    56. hannahz profile image70
      hannahzposted 14 years ago

      definitely their smile!

    57. Carmen Borthwick profile image60
      Carmen Borthwickposted 14 years ago

      The eyes say it all for me, then I check out the rest.

    58. profile image0
      bloodnlatexposted 14 years ago

      If I'll be able to swallow thier soul...

      1. Carmen Borthwick profile image60
        Carmen Borthwickposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Hahaha, you're scary and funny all at once.


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