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
‘You can’t let yourself get stuck inside your own head Dude. As soon as you start scripting it, its too late. Stop worrying about what you’re going to say and just walk over and introduce yourself. That’s it! The rest
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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