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Here you will find tips, strategies, advice, recent research, and the latest news on anything having to do with developing one's social skills.
Many of the techniques I teach do require a decent amount of practice to develop, but before you can start practicing, you need to be at least somewhat familiar with the underlying concepts.
So if you're not quite ready -- or not yet feeling the need -- for coaching, read on or follow this blog, and see what treasures you may find for yourself ...
You're basically wanting women to like you because you pass as a minimally acceptable human being. That's pathetic, dude.
It's not that women like assholes ...
Even if we were to remove the racism issue altogether, you still shouldn't open with that line.
If fact, it’s the dumbest line you can open with. And it has everything to do with ...
You can't win an arms race. All you can do is keep up and hopefully stay just ahead of the competition.
That means that you can't simply rehash a line you learned from a blog post or video you came across.
So how do we come up with a witty comment in the spur of the moment?
I do have a technique that you can use to hone your wit. It takes a decent amount of practice, but it can definitely be learned.
One person asked for some examples of effective negs. I did come across the perfect neg just the other day, and it was uttered by none other than Carrie Fisher.
And that's the irony of improvisation, whether it be comedy, jazz, social dancing, or anything else that is ostensibly made up on the spot.
And guess what? You can think about conversations in the exact same way.
You just stop rolling your eyes now.
Small talk serves a vital purpose with anyone you've just met, and it has nothing to do with the topic itself. That's the biggest misconception people have ...
Negging does not mean insulting the other person. It does not mean that you're vile or critical. It's being socially intelligent enough to know when ...
Psychologists believe mirroring is an evolved behavior that helps us create emotional bonds with each other ...
The conventional thinking is that extroverts make the best salespeople. Well, there is now evidence that the conventional thinking is wrong.