What is it that makes a new Pope well-accepted?
Why the new Pope Francis immediately hit and has been well accepted?
Much has been said about him, that his opening speech out the Vatican’s balcony liked, because is a Jesuit, or because seems determined and humble. But in my opinion, when for the first time we see an elected Pope, what is most striking is his face and bearing.
This usually is not mentioned, but it happens on every occasion when for the first time we meet someone. Unfortunately, the saying that “we can’t judge a book by its cover“, in these cases is never true, because about the factors of first impression, comes into play various elements that give to this first impression of ours a positive or negative indication.
What most impressed us all looking at this new Pope’s face, was his sympathy, having a face that inspires confidence, as well as happened with Pope John XXIII or with John Paul II.
Whatever one may say, also the “eyes want to be satisfied“, and if we look at the previous Popes, see that all those who had, on the surface, a hard face that limited sympathy or which even gave a sense of discomfort, they did not receive an immediate great benevolence, at least a first glance.
Psychology teaches us this, and unfortunately it’s so.
Look at the (previous Popes) faces below and say, in all honesty, what they inspire you at first glance.