TOEFL Essay Topic 121 - Some people trust their first impressions about a person`s character because they believe these judgments are generally correct. Other people do not judge a person`s character quickly because they believe first impressions are often wrong. Compare these two attitudes. Which attitude do you agree with? Support your choice with specific examples.
The issue of trusting or not trusting first impressions about a person’s character is a very controversial one. Some
The issue of trusting or not trusting first impressions about a person’s character is a very controversial one. Some people say that first judgments are generally correct. Others say that one need more time to judge a person’s character, because they think first impressions are often wrong. Each position deserves some consideration.
Some people prefer to trust their first impressions about a person’s character and believe these judgments are generally correct, because they claim that opinion, based on their initial intuition is sufficient to judge a human qualities. This initial intuition is very often named “the sixth feeling”.
Furthemore there are people, who think that a quick look to a human appearance is enough to judge a human character. There was a classmate of mine in the university, who said that whenever he met for the first time people that had not put on expensive or fashion clothes, he thought they generally had bad upbringing. Others say that to judge person’s character they definitely need more time. They claim that everybody would see a person in different situations in order to get know him better. They also think that first impressions are often wrong, because it is common for everybody to be in different moods. That is why if somebody is in a bad mood, sometimes he can be rough and tough, though he is usualy well-behaved. In the final analysis, I will arque in favor of do not judging a person’s character quickly. It is better to comune with somebody for a longer period and to discuss with him different topics in order to know him well, thus to have real impression about his character. I remember a colegue of mine, who always looks like frown upon something. Initially I thought that it would be very hard to work with such a person. But after I was transferred to his division and began to discuss with him work and real life stuff, in a few months I realized that despite my first impressions, he had a big sense of humor and was a very easy-going person.
To sum up, the more you know a person, the better you can judge his character.