Imitate facial and body language positively assessed to establish closeness in social relationships. If the body is made similar to the other person can be interpreted as a form of flattery. However, do not do it while doing a job interview.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the researchers found, mimicking exaggerated in an interview to make the prospective employer thinks you are incompetent, untrustworthy, and very unpleasant.
The study, published in the journal Psychological Science shows that excessively imitating the same as parroting or ridicule the other person.
Meanwhile, in social life, to imitate is the glue of human relationships and indicates a belief. Two people like each other may unconsciously imitate the behavior of each in order to be closer.
But in recent time, consciously imitating used as a business strategy. “Imitation is an important part of social intelligence. However, this is done not only by knowing how to imitate,” Piotr Winkielman said, professor of psychology at the University of San Diego.
It is also important to know when to imitate when not to. Replicate the success of it depends on the accuracy of the object, time, and reason. “It is advantageous to have the ability to replicate. However, an important part of social intelligence is knowing how use this capability with action that is more selective, intelligent, reasoned, have a clear understanding. And excessive implicitly imitate may reflect your ugliness.” he added.