When you meet new people for the first time, do you usually like most of the new people that you meet?
Or do you find that you usually dislike new people, unless they can eventually prove after a long time that they deserve your friendship?
Perhaps you have never thought about this before. And you may even wonder if its really important. Does it really matter very much if you like most people when you first meet them, or if you decide to like them much later, after you get to know them better?
Your attitude to the new people you encounter will actually have a big impact on the number of friends you make, and the social life you enjoy.
Why? Because the attitude you have when you first meet somebody will affect the way that you treat those people, and the impression you make on them.
When you have the attitude of liking someone you have just met, they will feel pleased to know you and will want to know you better. They will probably sense that you like them, and they will be more inclined to judge you in a kind and positive way.
If you like most of the people you encounter, you will have a far larger group of people in your...