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最新订阅内容:英语爱好者摘要:14. Build a network. 建立起交际网。

14. Build a network.

Become people's information source, and let them be yours. A former coworker might have gotten a new position at that company where you've always wanted to work. Go to them for a beer, and ask about the company. It's all about connections and information.

15. If you are angry at the person in front of you who's driving like a grandmother ...

Pretend it is your grandmother — it will significantly reduce your road rage.

16. Stand up straight.

No slouching, hands out of pockets, and head held up high. It's not just a cliche — you literally feel better and people around you feel more confident in you.

17. Avoid saying "I think" and "I believe" unless absolutely necessary.

These are phrases that do not evoke confidence, and will literally do you no good.

18. When feeling anxious, clean up your home or work space.

You will feel happier and more accomplished than before.

19. Always buy the first pitcher or round of drinks.

You'd be surprised how long you can drink on the phrase "I bought the first one."
你能边喝边说:“我是第一个买的。” 你能说这句话的时间会长到让自己惊奇。

20. Going into an interview ... be interested in your interviewers.

If you focus on learning about them, you seem more interesting and dynamic. (Again, people love to talk about themselves.)

21. Pay attention, parents: Always give your kid a choice that makes them think they are in control.

For instance, when I want my son to put his shoes on, I say, "Do you want to put on your Star Wars shoes or your shark shoes?"

Pro-tip: In some cases, this works on adults.

22. Your actions affect your attitudes more than your attitudes affect your actions.

As my former teacher said, "You can jump and dance FOR joy, but you can also jump and dance yourself joyful."

23. When a group of people laugh, people will instinctively look at the person they feel closest to in that group.

24. If you want to build rapport or gain someone's trust quickly, match their body posture and position.

If someone is sitting with her legs crossed, cross your legs. Matching body position is a subconscious way to tell if someone trusts you or is comfortable with you.

25. The Benjamin Franklin Effect.

The pencil one may seem far-fetched, but I find the basis of it (the Benjamin Franklin effect) is very useful and extends far beyond pencil borrowing. This knowledge is useful in the world of flirting too.

Asking a girl in your class if you can borrow a pencil or to explain the homework will make her more likely to like you than if you let her borrow your stuff or are the one to help her. The best part is that it kills three birds with one stone: You get the advantages of the favor itself, the person subconsciously likes you more, and it makes them more open to future favors and conversation.

小编注:【本杰明·富兰克林效应的故事】本杰明·富兰克林曾表示,通过向一个不喜爱他的议员借书,他们俩最终成为了要好的朋友。认知失调理论的解释为,如果我们去帮助一个不喜欢的人,结果说不定就会喜欢上他—— 当我们给予不喜欢的人帮助时,其实是经历了一种失调,我们的行为和对此人的态度之间发生了矛盾。为了缓解这种失调,我们会尽力说服自己这个人是好的、值得帮助的,从而注意并强调了其优点,而淡化了自己本来不喜爱他的事实。

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