How to influence people who never do what you want
Gregg Williams, MFT

Good advice, Gregg. Another approach that works is Ben Franklin’s technique of asking someone who doesn’t like you, or is otherwise difficult to deal with, for a favor. Research has shown that this works; we tend to like people who are indebted to us, and there is is also perhaps the psychological loop of “I do favors for people I like, I did this person a favor, therefore I must like this person.”

Either way, cheerfulness, compassion and humility always get you farther than argument. Thanks for the article.

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