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Social anxiety: How to rewire your confidence and be a better communicator | Andrew Horn | Big Think

Social anxiety: How to rewire your confidence and be a better communicator | Andrew Horn | Big Think

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Practice active listening

Listening is a vital aspect of a meaningful conversation. If you ask important questions but then fail to listen, you're not having a conversation. 

The easiest way to practice active listening is to ensure we are turning the conversation more than we're taking

Taking vs turning a conversation

Taking is when you make another conversation about yourself. Someone else says "I went to Thailand and had an amazing trip." and you say "I went to Thailand last year." That usually kills the conversation.

However, when you turn a conversation you...

When we learn to ask better questions in a conversation, we move into a metamorphic two-step.

It's about having a presence. Presence is when you're only responding and reacting to what's happening in the moment. There's no story from the past, no fear of the future. 

  1. Be aware whe...

Comparison is the thief of joy

The American Psychological Review put out a study that found that 60 percent of all people are struggling with shyness or social anxiety.

Since the majority of people have those feelings, most people feel intimidated, they feel unworthy when they compare themselves to others. "They're s...

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