June 15th, 2018

The Top Quality to Look for in a Long-Term Partner and Why It’s So Important

Aren’t disagreements and even arguments almost an inevitable part of being in a relationship with someone?

Aren’t they bound to come up?

And furthermore, can’t they be damaging to your relationship in the sense that, at least temporarily, they destroy the connection you have with your partner, and likely leave you both feeling ill towards each other for some time afterwards?

But have you ever asked yourself what’s responsible for such disagreements and arguments?

What is it that causes them to arise in our relationships?

And what are their usual outcomes?

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June 12th, 2018

How to Develop Strong Connections with People

If you’re not currently the kind of person who knows how to talk to people in such a way that you quickly establish a strong connection with them, how interested would you be in learning how to do this?

Are you aware that some people have developed this ability and can often even connect much better and deeper with complete strangers than the connections those strangers have with the regular people in their lives?

But what’s the difference?

How can some people connect better with others, and often in a very short period of time, while other people sometimes have next to no connection with the people they’ve known for years?

Do you want to know the secret?

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February 10th, 2018

A Fatal Conversation Blunder that Kills the Connection with People

When you hang-out with people, is it your aim to really and truly connect with them at a deep level?

If so, have you ever thought about what is responsible for creating those connections?

What’s the root cause behind them?

And are aware that people make a fatal blunder in their conversations that destroys any chance of these kinds of meaningful connections, and they do it without even realizing it?

Would you like to know what it is, so you can be prepared to handle this situation whenever it comes up in your conversations?

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January 26th, 2018

An Overlooked Mistake People Make that Lowers Their Reputation

When you’re finished spending time with someone (or a group of people), how do you bring the interaction to a close?

How do you bid them good-bye?

Do you ever thank them for hanging out with you?

You know, do you ever say things like: “Thanks for coming down,” or “Thanks for having me over”?

If you do, have you ever questioned what you’re really communicating to them?

Are you aware that you’re actually communicating something negative about yourself by doing this?

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January 18th, 2018

A Shameful Way People Damage Their Relationships (and What to Do About It)

Do you ever preach at people in your conversations with them?

Knowing they hold a conflicting or opposing viewpoint than your own, do you ever put in an effort to try to show them the errors in their thinking and try to correct or even “enlighten” them?

And taking it deeper…

Do you see it as your obligation or perhaps even your mission to convert people to what you believe is the truth, something to which you think the other person is ignorant of?

And finally, do you see this as doing them a great service or favor?

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January 12th, 2018

A Simple Trick to Ask People Personal Questions without Being Invasive

Have you ever wanted to know something about someone but you were concerned that asking them outright for the answer might be too invasive and come across as nosy, or like you’re crossing an unspoken boundary with them?

Or perhaps you’ve only met the person or have only known them for a short period and asking the question might come across too forward because the trust just hasn’t been established yet?

Is there a way to deal with this situation effectively – or get the information you want from them without them finding your efforts too upfront or awkward?

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January 6th, 2018

Why Criticizing People Doesn’t Get Them to Change (and What Actually Works)

Do you ever criticize the people in your life, hoping it will get them to change themselves or their behavior?

When people act in ways that turn you off, do you ever find fault with them by condemning them for what they’re “doing wrong”?

You know, do you ever find yourself saying: “You never [insert desirable behavior]” or “You always [insert undesirable behavior]”?

You want them to change, right?

But does this approach actually working to bring about those changes?

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January 3rd, 2018

Why People Throw Temper Tantrums and How to Handle Them

Have you ever had someone throw a temper tantrum in your presence – and we’re not talking about a child here, but a full grown adult?

You know, when things didn’t go their way or they didn’t get what they wanted from a situation, they unleashed an aggressive outburst aimed directly at you?

If so, how did you handle yourself?

How did you respond to the situation?

Did you tremble in their midst, cave under the pressure their outburst created, and ultimately back down and submit to their “demands” or “wishes”?

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