Sunday, June 2, 2019

Post #3 - Perception

Image result for perception examples in real life relationshipOur society creates a perception of a person's attitude or personality based on their looks. There are two applicants who are having an interview. The first person is wearing a hoodie and pants. The second one looks professional. The manager judges the first applicant based on its looks. The manager turned down the first applicant and hired the second applicant. Months have passed, the second applicant was fired and the first applicant is working at the next store and got promoted. Looks can be deceiving and our perceptions can cause us inappropriate actions. Our perception is not always right and we should not use it in judging people right away. Our perception can define our behavior but we should always have an open mind with other peoples perception.


  1. I can definitely agree that looks can be deceiving. I learned about something similar to this in my sociology class. We tend to create opinions and make judgements on individuals before even getting to know them. I wonder if the outcome would have been different if the manager interviewed the applicants while wearing a blindfold. If the manager was not able to see how the applicants were dressed, they may have found that the first applicant sounded more qualified than the second applicant who dressed more professionally.

  2. I like the saying "don't judge a book by it's cover". This study shows that people can do the exact opposite. I feel that you shouldn't have any biases towards a person based on their natural appearance, and you should give them a chance to show you what kind of person they really are. An employer may miss out on a great employee because they might not like their appearance at first. I agree that we should always keep an open mind. Good post and topic!