Ten tips to improve how you relate to other people
- Smile at people – it takes sixty-five muscles to frown, only fifteen to smile
- Call people by name – to do that, you need to learn their name
- Speak to people – take a chance and approach someone new
- Be friendly – if you would have friends, be one
- Be cordial – speak and act as if everything that you do is a real pleasure
- Be interested in people – find out what makes them tick
- Be generous with praise – stingy with criticism.
- Be considerate of the feelings of others – think what impact your words will have before you speak them
- Be thoughtful of the opinions of others – there are three sides to a controversy; yours, the other person’s, and the right one.
- Be ready to serve – helping someone strengthens that bond of friendship.