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(BBC-US)   People probably like you more than you think. I know, hard to believe, you being you and all   (bbc.com) divider line
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2021-10-01 12:25:52 PM  
After meeting someone for the first time, do you see yourself as a glittering conversationalist, a kind of Wildean wit whose bons mots sparkled and delighted?

I'm sure narcissists do.
 
2021-10-01 12:59:57 PM  
As I am terribly self-conscious, I can relate to this article.
 
2021-10-01 1:37:19 PM  
That's because I am a handsome but modest genius.
 
2021-10-01 2:01:50 PM  
People like to talk about themselves and about all their little hobbies that maybe not everyone has. So I listen, keep an open mind and ask questions. Also smile but a real one. Fake smiles are easy to spot.

Suddenly, everyone is like ... You are so very friendly!!!
 
2021-10-01 2:14:05 PM  
Bullshiat.
 
2021-10-01 2:58:45 PM  
better step up my game.
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2021-10-01 4:36:30 PM  

wild9: People like to talk about themselves and about all their little hobbies that maybe not everyone has. So I listen, keep an open mind and ask questions. Also smile but a real one. Fake smiles are easy to spot.

Suddenly, everyone is like ... You are so very friendly!!!


Avoiding talking too much while listening and responding when appropriate was a large part of my game when I was single.  It was surprisingly effective.

/some people just want to be listened to
 
2021-10-01 5:11:28 PM  
Oscar Wilde once complimented a witty remark of James Whistle by saying, "I wish I had said that." Whistler replied, "You will, Oscar. You will."
 
2021-10-01 5:39:54 PM  
I think "like" is a bit strong.  I'd say they "don't actively despise" me more than I think.
 
2021-10-01 6:07:06 PM  
I make a shiat first impression. I've had more than one good friend tell me they thought I was a right coont when they first met me.

/I am a bit of a coont
 
2021-10-02 3:39:50 AM  
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"You never know just how you look through other people's eyes."
 
2021-10-02 11:46:10 AM  
They shouldn't, though.
 
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