Something about chewing sends a signal to our brain that you are not in danger. After all, who has time to eat when you’re being chased by a lion? So the next time you’re about to do something that makes you nervous chew on some minty courage.
#2 Natural Eye Contact
If you want to get the advantage that comes with increased eye contact try to memorize the different colors in someone’s eyes. It will keep you focused but also help you avoid that creepy stare.
#3 Keep Your Enemies Closer
If you’re in a group and know that you’re about to be the enemy in the conversation, take your seat next to the person that’s likely to attack you. It will throw off the whole pack mentality thing.
#4 See Who’s Close to Who
You can use this one in a lot of ways. Does somebody like you, or possible SOMEONE ELSE? Try noticing who they look at when they laugh in a group.
#5 Make Dates More Exciting
The next time they think of you they’ll get double (maybe even TRIPLE) excited.
#6 Gossip Smart
Speak no evil. Say good things about others and they will know their reputation is safe with you. Complimenting people when they’re not around is a guaranteed way to gain trust. It will become second nature eventually and then you’ll actually be deserving of that trust. But you know…fake it ’til you make it ;)