#1 If you ask someone a question and they only give you a partial answer, maintain eye-contact and stay silent. The answerer will usually assume the original answer wasn’t good enough, and they’ll keep talking.
#2 If you work in customer service, put a mirror behind you. Customers will be nicer because nobody wants to see themselves being a jerk.
#3 Look for clues when people are laughing.
#4 Door-In-The-Face- People are also more likely to agree to a smaller favor if they deny a larger one or two first.
#5 Try to notice someone’s eye color when you meet them. People will like you more for the slightly increased eye-contact.
#6 When you’re on a first date, take your date somewhere exciting: They’ll associate you with that thrilling feeling.
#7 People Like People Like Themselves. Subtley MIcmic the Body Movements of Someone You Just Met to Increase the Odds of Making a good first impression
#8 If you’re in a group meeting and expect someone to take you to task, sit right next to them. They’ll lose the pack mentality that makes them feel safe to attack you. At the very least, they’ll mitigate their meanness.
#9 Before interviews, imagine yourself as old friends with your interviewers. You’re in charge of the way you perceive your situation, and your comfort will be infectious.
#10 If you make yourself be really happy and excited to see other people, the next time they see you, they’ll probably be a lot happier and more excited about it. (Dogs do this trick to us all the time.)
#11 If you think someone in a bar may be checking you out, glance sown at your watch. Anyone focused on you will instictively look at theirs too, even if they aren’t wearing one.
#12 If somebody is angry at you and you stay calm, they’ll probably get angrier, but they’ll be ashamed at themselves later.
#13 Take a peek at people’s feet when they’re talking to you: If their feet are pointed away from you, the person you’re talking to wants the conversation to end.
#14 Repeat Someone’s Name the First Time They Introduce Themselves. You’re More Likely to Remember it Later.
#15 When walking through a crowd, look at your destination. People will naturally clear out of your path if they see your eye-line.