Tuesday, June 28, 2016
In my last blog post, I discussed how the world is a perfect reflection of who we are. There is no place where that is truer than when it comes to how we interact with people. As Dr. Phil tells us over and over, we teach people how to treat us.
Two Types of Signals
I am currently reading a book by Jack Schafer called The Like Switch. Schafer spent much of his life as an FBI agent getting confessions from criminals and getting foreign agents to switch sides. The key to his success was to make others like him. A big part of his book centers around the nonverbal signals we send out, especially before we ever even meet someone.
Schafer says that we send out either friend signals or foe signals. Friend signals tell the world that we are approachable. They make others feel comfortable around us. Foe signals do the opposite. They tell the world to stay away and don’t try to be our friend.
Category: Connecting with Others
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