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Mindsets around new conversations

Go into a situation where you will need to speak with people with the mindset of, "I am curious and I want to learn more about other people", rather than going into it with the mindset of, "Oh no, I’m going to have to talk about myself a lot".

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  • If you’re an extrovert and find yourself talking too much, try to shift the focus on asking more questions. 
  • If you’re an introvert, ask yourself whether you’re speaking enough and giving the other person enough information about yourself to help them feel connected to ...

Those that require more than a “yes” or “no” answer, are the best type of questions to ask if you’re looking to establish common ground. 

The best conversationalists aren’t those who always have witty things to say, but those who are genuine listeners. 

Keep your personal anecdotes short and sweet, focusing more on the other person’s stories than your own. 

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