Making a good first impression is very important and this opportunity only comes once. You will seem less intelligent if you look shabby and disheveled. Instead, give the impression that you are a smart person by wearing appropriate, neat, and clean clothes. In addition, you must also behave intelligently by increasing your knowledge, choosing topics that you understand when responding, and asking insightful questions to show your desire. Smart behavior and appearance can give a positive first impression as the key to open various opportunities in social and professional life.
Part 1 of 3: Looking Smart
Step 1. Observe yourself and the way you present yourself to others over a period of days or weeks
Even though you have many good friends, start observing your appearance in front of your boss, teacher, or people who see you in public? Pay attention to how you look physically and mentally in the face of things.
Take a photo of yourself every day using a digital camera to see how you would look in different clothes
Step 2. Evaluate the fashion collection you have
Choose clothes that make you seem smart through appearance.
- When choosing clothes, prioritize quality over quantity and buy several pieces of high-quality clothing, for example: shirts and trousers or elegant bottom skirts.
- When choosing trousers or skirts, look for models that match your body shape. Make sure the length, waist circumference, and overall dress size match your body measurements. Instead of just wanting to wear cool and trendy clothes, prioritize finding clothes that are the most appropriate size when worn so that it looks like you can choose and mix and match clothes well. For women, wear high heels or change to something else if your jeans or skirt are too long. A shirt size that is too big to drag on the floor makes you seem unintelligent like someone who just found a pair of trousers regardless of whether the size fits or not.
- For men, wear long pants or shorts made of corduroy or khaki.
Choose a shirt or blouse from a t-shirt or cotton without embellished with images or writings that invite controversy or negative tone. Look for tops with pictures or with positive social messages.
- Wear a shirt or blouse that you like. Do not let you do not know the meaning of the words or pictures on the clothes you wear. Skull shirts that are in your wardrobe can still be worn, but cover them with a jacket or blazer to make it more presentable and not look like clothes bought at a junk shop. Existing clothes can still be worn, but combine them with other clothing elements.
- Don't wear a t-shirt all the time, but if necessary, pair it with a blazer. Wear a waistband and appropriate shoes.
Step 3. Wear a shirt or blouse as a variation
Buy clothes that are sewn in patterns according to your body shape and size so that they are not too short and not too long. Make a choice from now on so you don't have to wear a collection of clothes that are outdated.
- Women should look for clothes that fit their body size and highlight their strengths. Instead of hiding under sweaters and tracksuits, look for short-sleeved or long-sleeved blouses that make you look elegant. Choose some attractive colors with trendy images.
- Men should wear shirts of the right size. Choose some attractive colors with trendy images.
Step 4. Put on tracksuits when necessary
Don't wear sports clothes and shoes when you're not exercising or because you want to work out later in the afternoon. Keep the gear in your bag, unless you're at the gym, running, or taking gym class. Also keep a shirt with a picture of your favorite football club on it.
Step 5. Wear shoes that are in good condition (no scuffs or tears) of the right size and can be polished (unless they are made of inner leather)
Choose your favorite colored shoes to make your appearance more presentable and attractive according to your personality.
Men should have several pairs of black and brown shoes. Choose shoes that can be polished and are not easily damaged.
Step 6. Prioritize maintaining personal hygiene
- Get in the habit of bathing and taking care of your face regularly at least once a day, especially after exercising.
- Spray perfume or deodorant.
- Men's hair should be cut at least once a month. If you exercise frequently and prefer long hair, don't go beyond the back of your neck. You can grow your hair and style it, but keep your hair neat and clean.
- The back of the neck that is covered with hair gives the impression of being shabby and disheveled.
- Don't dye your hair unless you have the time and money to do so.
- Black hair looks cool, but don't make it look unnatural. Match hair dye to skin tone.
Step 7. Learn how to take care of your face and do it every day
- Clean and exfoliate your facial skin with skin care products according to your skin type.
- See a dermatologist if you have acne or skin problems.
Step 8. Buy quality glasses
Good eyesight is very important. Wear glasses if necessary.
- Have your eyes checked at least once a year. You should also get your eyes checked if you have trouble reading the blackboard or have a headache after reading or staring at a computer screen for a long time.
- If you need to buy glasses, choose a neutral colored plastic or metal frame (brown or black).
- Wear glasses with silver frames if you wear silver jewelry.
- If you don't need to wear glasses, buy over-the-counter glasses, but you can be laughed at if you get caught. Wearing glasses requires commitment. Instead of wearing glasses or contact lenses just to be stylish, you better wear them to seem the most diligent.
Step 9. Observe your behavior and determine which behavior triggers a positive response or a negative response
Think about why you do certain things. Is it because you want to spark controversy, to get attention, to look like friends, or to be accepted into a group? Evaluate every consequence of your actions and do some introspection so that you understand yourself better. Realize that the consequences of your actions may not be accepted by everyone. By now, you are already a philosopher!
Remember that you can still look good without losing your integrity or friends
Step 10. Keep the personality and style you like
If you're used to wearing clothes that are shabby or seem older, leave your comfort zone and explore new fashions.
Step 11. Pay attention to the people you respect and think about the things that make them different from you
Is it because of their appearance? Confidence? Is it because they look more attractive?
Step 12. Be yourself
Talking about things you understand makes you seem smarter. You can carry a quantum physics book with you everywhere, but when someone knowledgeable on this topic engages you in a chat, it'll be obvious that you're pretending and don't know anything.
Part 2 of 3: Increasing Knowledge
Step 1. Learn the little things
Expand knowledge by seeking information about various things. Did you know that Martin Van Buren was the eighth US president to take office in 1837? When someone invites you to chat or discuss with some friends about a certain topic and you have information about it, share what you know, but don't interrupt the conversation out of courtesy. However, the difference between knowing little and all is very thin. So don't overdo it.
Step 2. Find out things outside of your everyday life
Expand knowledge by searching for information about events and happenings around the world.
- Read news online (online) at least 20 minutes a day.
- Read articles that cover various subjects or people you are passionate about.
- Visit museums, art houses, historical sites, planetariums, etc. Enjoy life around you. Increased awareness makes you smarter and understands smart things to discuss.
- Don't play video games all the time or chat with friends on your phone all night. Instead of breaking the habit, you just need to cut back so you can make time for other things.
Step 3. Complete school, college, or work assignments
Prepare as best you can by reading, writing a report, or doing additional research.
Step 4. Expand your knowledge of the things you love the most
Music lovers can read books about their favorite music groups, the music industry, musicians in the past who inspired today's musicians, digital music production, musical instruments, etc. The same applies to increasing knowledge in the fields of art, history, fashion, psychology, religion, etc. Get in the habit of bringing books that interest you so that you seem smarter and more interesting, instead of being someone who likes to pretend.
Part 3 of 3: Interacting with Others
Step 1. Make friends with intelligent and positive people
Step 2. Engage in charity or community service
This will broaden the horizons of life and increase knowledge about humans and society.
Step 3. Get in the habit of chatting with people who are older and more experienced
Discuss things in the past, historical events they experienced, and ask questions.
Step 4. Participate in school or college and don't shut yourself off
Answer as many challenging questions as you know, but don't give unhelpful responses or wrong answers. This makes you unappreciated and look stupid. Ask the teacher or discuss the subject and supporting ideas during or after he teaches. He will appreciate your interest, even if it involves new things.
Step 5. Don't feel obligated to comment on things
Listening is sometimes the best option. Others will respect your opinion if you know when to speak.
Step 6. Don't try to sound great during the discussion
People who understand the subject can pick up on you pretending to be smart. Instead, let the conversation lead to a topic that you're good at or try to get to it.
Step 7. Ask questions
Be actively involved in discussions or conversations. Don't pretend to be a know-it-all. Intelligent people will often ask. So don't pretend to be all-knowing and ask annoying questions.
- Don't stop because life is an infinite source of knowledge. Take subjects that are more difficult to understand, instead of choosing easy ones out of laziness.
- Don't talk big about smart personalities. People who don't talk about it will be considered the smartest person.
- Don't be shy about speaking in front of many people. Instead of speaking without thinking, think before you speak. Taking time to think often allows you to respond well.
- Listen to the interlocutor and ask questions. You'll be more engaged by asking questions, instead of just nodding and pretending you understand. Rephrase someone's words in positive words to sound smarter.
- Intelligent individuals are able to determine when to ask for help. If there is a subject that you don't understand, ask for help or find a tutor.
- Complete school or work assignments. Lazy people don't seem smart.
- Stay away from friends who are bad influences and prevent you from becoming a better person. You will feel guilty if you continue to be friends with people like this.
- Enter contests to compete by writing essays, creating art, or taking tests to gain experience, even if you lose.
- Get in the habit of sitting next to smart people in class (chemistry, biology, etc.) when you have to form a team so that you're willing to work too and don't just rely on other people to get things done.
- Ask your boss to give you the opportunity to attend training or provide guidance to improve your career and work performance.
- Don't give advice if you're not sure yourself.
- Don't brag about your intelligence or test scores because it will hurt yourself.
- Do not share test scores with other students, but answer honestly if someone asks. Stay humble if your grades are good. Admit that you don't if your grades are bad. Don't try to look perfect by saying you've had a whole night but haven't passed the test.