How many of us take our friends and social networks for granted? I suspect we all appreciate them at some level but it’s when we need help that we truly feel the benefit of support. Of course the kind of support we get depends on our needs and this shows that more than one kind of social support exists.
Everyone knows that a good first impression matters, but why is that, and more importantly how can we avoid unintentionally giving the wrong impression? Chances are we’ve all blundered through situations. When we’re young our inappropriate dress, behaviour or comments are put down to youth. When we’re older, or in a senior position, things can become more strained and less forgiving.