Sharing a fact about first impressions and communications.
A 2007 study led by Loyola Marymount University professor Nora A Murphy found that looking your conversation partner in the eye was huge for your perceived smartness.
“Looking while speaking was a key behavior,” she wrote. “It significantly correlated with IQ, was successfully manipulated by impression-managing targets, and contributed to higher perceived intelligence ratings.”
Wearing thick glasses and speaking expressively helps too.
Could this information help you prepare for that job interview or a meeting with your boss?
I have always believed that looking eye to eye was a great way to connect and build trust.
Now to know it also gives the impression of higher intelligence makes me want to master this fine art.