Why Self-Awareness Is The First Step Toward Empathy

To better understand others, we must first better understand ourselves. This is according to a new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement titled “Know Thy Selves: Learning to Understand Oneself Increases the Ability to Understand Others.” Psychologists spent … Continue reading

Good Manners in the 21st Century (And Why It’s So Hard to Be Nice in Today’s World)

Never before in our history has it been easier to treat people like crap then get away with it. This is because we’ve evolved in very small groups and tribes, typically no more than 150 people. Everyone knew each other. … Continue reading

9 Tips on How to Be Honest With Someone Without Being Negative

Throughout my life I find people often struggle with how to be honest with someone without sounding too negative. For example, how often do you hear someone say something really hurtful, but then they quickly follow it up with, “I’m … Continue reading

8 Powerful Tips to Improve Your Persuasion: How to Take Charge More in Social Situations

Persuasion isn’t just for businessmen and politicians, it’s something we all find ourselves doing on a daily basis. In its simplest form, persuasion is just communication that is intended to change someone’s thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. This could be a … Continue reading

The Unconscious Influence of Mirroring

Mirroring is a social phenomenon where people mimic another person’s posture, gestures, and words. It’s often an unconscious behavior – we are rarely aware of it when we do it – but it’s a sign that people are attuned and … Continue reading