Certain people get under our skin. They may seem friendly and polite, yet for some unknown reason they rub us up the wrong way. Often it is because they display 4 subtle behaviours that trigger a response in our subconscious brain. This response tells us that the
For a long time people believed that the key to building greater social confidence was building a stronger sense of self-esteem. And it makes sense, considering that self-esteem is how much we like ourselves. However, as far back as 2005,
As it turns out we unintentionally infect people with our emotions. Researcher Elaine Hatfield studies a phenomenon known as emotional contagion which describes how we automatically mimic other peoples body language to help us judge how they are feeling. By doing
Have you ever been in a social situation where your nervousness made you act a little strangely? Maybe you were overly conscious of your posture, the way you spoke or how you looked? To counter this self-consciousness you probably tried
It is no secret that guys like good looking women. But how much emphasis do women place on the looks of a man? A study by Knapp in 02 titled Changing Perceptions of Physical Attractiveness Through Social Interaction, found that,
Why is it so hard to simply say hi to someone we don’t know?? Believe it or not, approaching a stranger goes against our instincts, specifically, the preservation instinct. In this context it is pretty much the fancy psychology version of
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