A while back, I used to be part of this sort of philosophy discussion group where we practiced talking about our first impressions to each other. We would talk about what kind of impression we got from others or what we thought when first saw them. Like if you noticed if someone was overweight, if you thought his/her shirt was weird, if you thought they were attractive, if you thought he/she’d be a cool person to hang out with, etc. We’d also share what kind of impressions you’d like to give to others as well. The point of this was to practice being honest, and dealing with other people’s honesty, because what people say about you is mostly their projections so it helped me to not take things personally. Sometimes is was amusing the large disparity between what each person’s impression of me was. Thought it would be a fun little exercise us sherbros can do. What kind of first impressions do you give people? Or what kind of first impressions do you think you give? A lot of people, especially women, would say I seem like a typical frat bro or jock. Had the occasional person tell me I seem like a quiet nerd who isn’t interested in partying or meeting girls. I had a few guys tell me I seem like a chill guy who’s cool to hang with. I had one girl tell me when she first saw me I was like a little brother she never had. What kind of impression would like to give? Ideally I would like to come off as a chill dude who’s genuine and compassionate. In reality I probably mostly come off as a weirdo who hunts pigeons.