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How to Use Awkward Silence to Get What You Want | Time

Planned Silence: Creating A Blank Space

  • Silence, when used strategically and intentionally, can help negotiate great deals and generate new ideas.
  • Prolonged silence can make others feel anxious, uncertain, less self-assured and even rejected, and the silent treatment hurts them more than any words could.
  • In a social setting, any challenging situation starts to appear worse when we encounter silence, and various studies attribute a ‘four-second’ time barrier for silence to become unbearable.

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