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