Monday, November 13, 2006

95% Theory

Most of the people that you meet in your life will be through someone you know. Whether they are a friends partner that you meet at a party, or a new colleague interviewed by your boss.

95% theory basically says this: 95% of the time you will immediately like the person you are being introduced to.

Your friend/colleague obviously likes/gets on with/tolerates the person that they are introducing to you, otherwise they wouldn't have brought them to the party, or offered them the job. If you friend or workmate gets on with them, there is a good chance that you will too, a 95% chance.

Disclaimer: the figure, 95%, has been pretty much plucked out of the air but it's roughly based on people I have met. Sorry if you are in the 5%.

No comments: