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Monday, July 25, 2005

The Eight Habits of Highly Popular People

"If you were ever the last person picked for a team or asked to dance at a party, you've probably despaired that popular people are born with complete self-confidence and impeccable social skills. But over the past 20 years, a large body of research in the social sciences has established that what was once thought the province of manna or magic is now solidly our own doing -- or undoing. Great relationships, whether friendships or romances, don't fall out of the heavens on a favored few. They depend on a number of very sophisticated but human-scale social skills. These skills are crucial to developing social confidence and acceptance. And it is now clear that everyone can learn them."
Psychology Today is ordinarily full of hogwash, but this article about shyness is full of practical insights and solutions. I highly recommend it.


At 10:13 AM, Blogger Dedwarmo said...

I read the first few paragraphs. It sounds very interesting.


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