31 Psychological Life Hacks That You Can Exploit To Give Yourself An Advantage In Social Settings

7. Inspirational

  1. Demonstrate value
  2. Engage physically
  3. Nurture dependence
  4. Neglect emotionally
  5. Inspire hope
  6. Separate entirely

8. This is how you walk in NYC

Avoid the sidewalk shuffle by looking intently over the person’s shoulder, or between people’s heads in a group. Your gaze shows them where you’re going. They’ll drift toward the opposing side / create a gap to avoid you.

9. Gradual commitment

Foot-in-the-door phenomenon. People are more likely to agree to do a task for you if you ask them to do something simpler first.

10. A customer yells in your ear? You’re on the frontlines, man, take this shit, you’re in no-man’s land

The physical affects of stress (increased breathing rate, heart rate, etc) mirrors the physical effects of courage. So when you’re feeling stress from any situation, immediately reframe it : your body is getting ready to do something courageous, not feeling stress.


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