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The 5 Habits of Socially Successful People

Have you heard? PQ is the new IQ. Interpersonal intelligence is one of the most overlooked, underutilized skill sets. In school, as we form our careers or level-up our professional life we often think about technical skills. We forget about...

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5 Ways to be Way More Interesting

This morning I logged on to do my monthly check of our website analytics. As I settled in with my coffee to peruse our latest numbers, search hits and demographics I stumbled upon an interesting little finding. While scrolling through our top search terms (what people...

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How to Say No

Do you have a hard time saying no? As social beings, we are driven to preserve our relationships and so it can be difficult to let people down even if it is the right thing for you. When I asked my Twitter followers if they agreed with this statement: “I have a hard...

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Do You Ever Run Out of Things to Say?

Do you ever run out of interesting things to say? In our weekly Twitter poll, we asked people whether this statement was true or false for them: “When in a group of people I have trouble thinking of the right things to talk about.” 68% of people responded...

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How to Change Someone’s Bad Behavior

Let me tell you why a visit to the dentist changed my life. First, I should mention that I do not have a great track record with dentists. I freak out at needles, gag when cotton chunks come near my mouth and am disgusted by every flavor of polishing paste...

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How to Be a Nicer Person

When is the last time you stared deeply and lovingly into a complete stranger's eyes? Never? Us, too. Now what does staring into someone's eyes have to do with being a nicer person? The answer is empathy. The Science of Empathy Psychologist...

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The 10 Types of Awkward Friendships

What kind of friendships do you have? We all have those relationships that are just a little bit...awkward. When I read this post, I had to post it for you guys, so Tim Urban from Wait But Why so kindly gave us permission for a repost (thank...

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7 Communication Hacks for the Socially Awkward

I knew our son was an introvert, but I started to get nervous when in kindergarten he often chose not to interact with others. Early one September afternoon, my son and I were walking home from school, and I noticed that even though kids passing by us said “hi” or...

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5 People Skills in 5 Minutes

Nonverbal communication is the most under-utilized tool in our arsenal. Studies have shown at a MINIMUM, 60% of our communication is nonverbal--through body, voice tone and facial expressions.  However, we rarely think about our body language....

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How to Be People Smart

Nonverbal communication is the most under-utilized tool in our arsenal. Studies have shown at a MINIMUM, 60% of our communication is nonverbal--through body, voice tone and facial expressions.  However, we rarely think about our body language....

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