The Top Trait of Highly Sociable People and How to Acquire It

Who would you say has more wisdom when it comes to socializing:

The person who monopolizes the conversation by talking on endlessly, making others listen to them – or the person who speaks little but actively and attentively listens to what others have to say by asking the right questions?

I mean, don’t we often think that sociable people are the ones who are outspoken, know how to talk well, and are knowledgeable enough to speak on a wide range of topics?

But what’s been your experience with people like this?

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What to Say to People Who Preach at You and Try to Convert You

Do you ever encounter people who start preaching at you, hoping to win you over and convert you to what they think is the “right” perspective, even though you completely disagree with what they’re promoting or advocating?

How do you respond to it?

Do you take it upon yourself to refute their claims by either introducing counter-arguments or by attempting to punch holes in their arguments to invalidate them?

If you have done this, what kind of results did you get?

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The Smooth Way of Handling People Who Bore You with Their Rambling

Have you ever found yourself talking to someone who rambled on endlessly about themselves, their opinions, or even their complaints – basically about things you had zero interest in hearing about?

Gets pretty boring the longer you have to listen to them, doesn’t it?

But has it ever occurred to you that you never have to listen to people who bore you with their endless rambling?

I mean, don’t you really have it within your power to influence the conversation away from such topics whenever they arise?

Well, how would you like to learn techniques you can use in future situations where someone’s boring you, all by taking control of the conversation in such a way that it puts an end to their boring rambling?

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How to Talk to People and Keep the Conversation Going

Do you struggle with starting small talk with people and then transitioning that into deeper, more meaningful conversation that establishes a connection with the other person?

Or do you find that your conversations either don’t get off the ground to begin with – or else they fizzle out quickly, perhaps making for an awkward silence?

Well, how would you like to learn a simple conversation strategy very few people know about that will make you an expert at striking up conversations with people and making connections with them very quickly?

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An Effective Way of Dealing with People Who Try to Guilt Trip You

Do you have anyone in your life right now who tries to manipulate you into doing what they want by using guilt trips on you?

You know, in order to get you to bend to their whims and desires, they toy with your conscience and use it against you in a way that it makes you feel guilty for not doing what they want?

And then, doesn’t that guilty feeling often serve as motivation enough to make you actually do it?

Maybe you’re familiar with some of the common tactics used…

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The Dangerous Repercussions of Ordering People Around

Are there people in your life who you boss around?

You know, instead of asking them to do things and having them consent and agree to do it, you give them commands that you expect will be followed immediately and without protest?

“Do this.”

“Do that.”

“Don’t do the other thing.”

If you do, have you ever considered what affects this kind of approach really has on people?

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What to Say to People Who Crack Stupid Jokes About You

Have you ever had someone crack a lame or stupid joke about you, maybe even one that others joined in with their laughter?

If so, how did you react to it?

Did you just remain silent and “take it,” meanwhile everyone else laughed along at your expense, if you were in a group?

Or did you meekly laugh along with it, even though you resented it, all because you wanted to fit in and not rock the boat or upset anyone by protesting?

Or did you even go to the extreme, show signs of irritation (which just made it more satisfying for the joke-teller) and lose your composure over it?

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A Powerful Way of Dealing with People Who Criticize You

Can you remember the last time someone criticized you for something – or at any time for that matter?

How did it make you feel?

And perhaps more importantly, how did you find yourself reacting to the situation?

Did you become upset, insecure, and defensive and argumentative; then start trying to refute their criticism by denying, explaining, excusing or justifying yourself, your choices or your behavior, all in hopes of proving them wrong?

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