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Friendzone meme

Keeping Out of the Friendzone

Have you been spending time with someone who you want to be more than friends with? I have—it pretty much summarizes my whole high school experience, and part of college. There’s nothing wrong with being the guy that women feel comfortable talking to, but if you want more from a relationship, actions need to be...

Communication Theory

You Know What They Say About Assuming

  Are you the person who stands in the corner at parties, staring at your phone, waiting for the night to end? You probably told yourself at the beginning of the evening that the party was going to be lame, or you weren’t really in the mood to socialize. Then, being the prophet that you...

Assess Relationships

Love is in the Air, but You’re All Alone

Valentine’s day (V day) is around the corner, and that means you need to take a minute to assess your relationship status. I am proud to join the ranks of Valentine’s couples this year, but historically, I have spent this holiday alone. Regardless of whether you’re single or not, V day makes you question the...

Something to Say

How do People Always Have Something to Say?

The title of this post floated to the top of r/social skills recently, and it deserves some attention. A possible better question would be, “How do people always have something entertaining or interesting to say?”. Regardless, the general concepts are roughly the same. If you find yourself at bars, and unable to push your conversation...

Meeting People

Some Suggestions for Places to Meet People

Meeting new people is one of the most common frustrations among millennials. We’ve created a techno-centric environment that allows us to connect with billions of people around the world, but it’s more challenging to form connections and date. I want discuss the pros and cons of some of the more popular social environments. The Library...

An Introduction to Joke Telling

Telling jokes is an art form that I’ve been experimenting with ever since my parents labeled me as the jokester sibling. The script stuck, and till this day I feel compelled to entertain whenever I’m surrounded by family and friends. It’s a double-edged swords at times, because once you’re known as the “comedian”, there’s always...

Building Confidence

Building Confidence: Monitoring Your Thoughts

  We can do a lot to change our appearance, but there are no clothes, tattoos, or plastic surgery that can make us more socially confident. The language we use to describe ourselves and the way we dress will shape our behavior (e.g. if you call yourself unattractive, you will feel unattractive). Pay attention to...

New Year, New Conversation

New Year, New Conversation

What’s up with New Years resolutions? I never understood the New Years hype, but I’m a staunch supporter of all nonviolent festivities, so I pop some champagne and join the crowd. A lot of people like to create new years resolutions, and while they might have the noblest of intentions, they often fall short on...

Nonverbal Communication

Three Nonverbal Signals We Can’t Escape

There are a bunch of nonverbal signals, but for the sake of brevity, I will focus on facial expressions, clothes, and body posture. It is vitally important to be aware of our external appearance, because this is what the world sees. Relationships and job opportunities are gained, or lost, because of judgments made by individuals...