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

26. Smile often

If you make the biggest smile you can, you will automatically feel happier.

27. Be sure of yourself

Make it a practice to get rid of filler words and phrases such as Uh, Um, Like, ‘You know”, etc. Instead use short pauses to gather your thoughts before speaking (though avoid Shatner style pauses). Using filler words keys whoever you’re talking to that you are thinking about what you’re saying, leaving them out makes these ‘thinking spots’ less noticeable (since you aren’t essentially announcing to the world that you are thinking) and makes you seem more sure of yourself.

28. Remember those names

Refer to people you’ve just met by their name. People loving being referred to by their name, and it will establish a sense of trust and friendship right away.

Say your friend introduced you to Peter. After 5 minutes he decides to leave. Don’t just say, “bye”, but instead say “Bye Peter!”

29. This is confidence

The key to confidence is walking into a room, and assuming everyone already likes you.

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