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Ten unusual behaviours that make people respect you more

Alex Mathers


Years of sharing this planet with you weirdos taught me much.

Not all human behaviour makes a whole lot of sense.

Here are some habits few use that will turn others on to you…

Sharing something you dislike about yourself.

We’re all terrified of being banished from the crowd and looked at funny, so most of us put energy into appearing wonderful, flawless and virtuous.

Go against the grain and tell us something you dislike about yourself.

This immediately puts you in the minority and shows us something cool: you’re a fucking human.

Smile less.

There is a mystery to those who don’t always smile when you expect them to.

We are intelligent beings and can sense insincere grins.

We’re also tired of fakeness. If someone smiles at everything, it takes the power out of any one smile.

Being sparing with your smiles can show discernment, a thoughtful mind, and authenticity.

Repeating their words.

Most people are hell-bent on emptying out everything they want us to know about their lives and problems.