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But I think that what goes on in that first two seconds is perfectly rational.It's thinking--its just thinking that moves a little faster and operates a little more mysteriously than the kind of deliberate, conscious decision-making that we usually associate with "thinking." In "Blink" I'm trying to understand those two seconds.suffer indignities far worse than this all the time.But what struck me was how even more subtle and absurd the stereotyping was in my case: this wasn't about something really obvious like skin color, or age, or height, or weight. Something about the first impression created by my hair derailed every other consideration in the hunt for the rapist, and the impression formed in those first two seconds exerted a powerful hold over the officers' thinking over the next twenty minutes. I'm very interested in figuring out those kinds of situations where we need to be careful with our powers of rapid cognition.That episode on the street got me thinking about the weird power of first impressions. For instance, I have a chapter where I talk a lot about what it means for a man to be tall. There is no correlation between height and intelligence, or height and judgment, or height and the ability to motivate and lead people.I called up several hundred of the Fortune 500 companies in the and asked them how tall their CEOs were. But for some reason corporations overwhelmingly choose tall people for leadership roles.
But I describe lots of cases in "Blink" where that simply isn't true.
I started getting pulled out of airport security lines for special attention.