I have been reading a study by Dr. Dick Dobbins on the way people feel when they are with another person. His book is titled Invisible Imprint: What Others Feel When in Your Presence. This article from Scott Ginsberg captures the idea of the book well. He starts with the character of Michael Scott to introduce his point. Anyone who has watched “Office” episodes with Michael Scott knows the affect being talked about. He asks,
When you walk into a room, how does it change?
For the most part, this reaction isn’t under your direct control…
Whatever change occurs to the room is a tangible representation of how your character, actions, words, reputation and personality have both preceded and affected the people around you.