Tips on how to make friends, build trust, and form bonds with the people in different areas of your life, including social circle and workplace. Articles about recognizing and handling toxic and negative people among your social connections.

5 Good Conversation Starters for People Who Value Deep Communication

Forging a deep connection starts with deep conversations, which require good conversation starters. Good conversation starters are hard to find. When developing a relationship, creating a deep connection can feel difficult. This is especially true when we don’t know the other person very well as we can feel a little awkward and uncomfortable. First dates can be filled with self-conscious small talk and…

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8 Questions to Get to Know Someone on a Deeper Level

Meeting someone new is exciting but intimidating as well, but asking the right questions will make this meeting less frightening and will allow you to get to know them. If you ask about someone, you inquire into another life. It can be tough to meet new people because guessing just isn’t as effective as just asking questions about what you want to know.…

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How to Reply to a Compliment When You Are an Introvert Who Hates Praise

When praise makes you cringe, it can be really hard to find a good reply to a compliment without coming across as awkward or rude. Knowing how to reply to a compliment properly is a great tool in your personal and professional life. Proper receipt of compliments shows that you know you are good at your job without seeming over-confident. The trick is…

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5 Signs Social Validation Is Too Important for You (and What to Do about It)

Have you ever considered social validation? You know, that funny little thing that could completely change the way you behave, something we would never admit we need. However, many people in this world need social validation as a drug, a nice ‘fix’ to their mood and self-worth. It follows us ever since the youngest age. We do what other kids do because we…

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How to Make a Good First Impression with These 7 Science Backed Hacks

The way someone sees you for the first time means so much. That’s why learning how to make a good first impression is so important. Whether it’s for a new job or a social event, a good first impression leaves your company with a long-standing view of you. It doesn’t matter how you appear the second or third meeting. They will always remember…

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3 Reasons Why Sensitive Men Are the Strongest

Our society tends to ridicule sensitive men who are not afraid to show their feelings. But in fact, they have some underestimated qualities. It’s not only the sensitive men who have feelings. All men do, even if they don’t show it. It is the conclusion of an American psychologist who has been studying the way men think and feel for 25 years. To…

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How to Make People Like You with These 15 Psychological Hacks

Do you want to know how to make people like you? If so, did you know that scientists have researched this very subject and found psychological reasons why we naturally gravitate to some and not others? Some of their findings you might not have heard of and have fancy names like spontaneous trait transference. Others are more familiar like mirroring body language. So…

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How to Say No and Set Healthy Boundaries (5 Instances When It’s Necessary)

Many of us find it difficult to say no because we strive to be "people pleasers". Unfortunately, we suffer from trying to do this. When it comes to friends and loved ones, no one likes to say no. When someone we love is in need, we want to do everything in our power to meet that need. The truth is, we can’t always…

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How to Take a Compliment from a Fake or Jealous Person

Compliments are nice, but what if they come from a jealous or fake person? In this case, you need to know how to take such a compliment without being mean. Being told that you are beautiful or intelligent feels good. I know it’s nice for me. There comes a time, however, when compliments start to seem like backhanded comments. This is because these…

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How to Deal with Jealous People and Stop Their Toxic Influence on Your Life

I never knew how to deal with jealous people until I realized how ugly the emotion can be. Jealousy can be a beast, turning you into a toxic person. I know jealousy is wrong, but I was also a part of the problem. Who am I fooling, I can still be a little jealous at times. I’m not proud of what I am,…

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