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An FBI agent shares 9 tricks for reading people better

But what should you be listening for? And what other signs can tip you off to what someone is thinking or feeling?<p>If you follow my column, you're familiar with LaRae Quy. LaRae, who spent 23 years as a counterintelligence agent for the FBI, now spends her time writing, speaking, and teaching others …

This behavior could be the No. 1 secret to likability

Everyone wants to be liked.<p>On Quora, there's a lengthy thread dedicated to sharing tips and tricks to win people over.<p>While reviewing the answers, we noticed a common theme: Focus less on yourself and more on your conversation partner.<p>Users recommend that you "create the space for others to feel …

3 Psychology Principles That Boost Social Media Engagement

Are your social media posts getting enough engagement?<p>Do you want tips for connecting with your audience?<p>Social media engagement is largely …

Here's a sneaky psychological trick to get people to do what you want

Depending on your perspective, that's either totally scary or totally awesome.<p>Either way, it helps to learn how these psychological tricks work so you can better protect yourself from them. One such trick is called the "disrupt then reframe" technique, or DTR. Basically, it involves confusing …

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …