Tips on how to get along well with people

Human beings are all social animals, thus we need each other to thrive. We all need a social connection with those around us and it is not only important to make friends or meet people, but very crucial to our growth that we maintain social relationships.

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“The spiritual path is not a solo endeavor. In fact, the very notion of a self who is trying to free her/himself is a delusion. We are in it together and the company of spiritual friends helps us realize our interconnectedness” – Tara Brach.

At one point in time, we all rely on each other for survival. To some, building a strong relationship comes naturally while some may struggle with it. Although, it is difficult to get along well everyone, there are still some ways you can attempt to improve your social skills, if even for your own reputation. If you are willing to learn how to get along well with people and build a strong social relationship, here are some tips for you.

Listen: listening is a very important communication skill. You do not have to dump all your emotional baggage on others, listen to what they have to say so that you will find the appropriate answer to give. When people find that you listen to them and give the right feedback, they tend to be drawn to you and you gain their trust. Real communications goes both ways, it makes people feel valued.

Be Polite: Always be polite to the people you meet. There is no award for the “rudest” person in the room. Rude people do not get along well with others, only with other rude people. They are avoided like a plague. Ensure to treat people nicely and the way you would like to be treated. Be mindful of other people’s feelings, and do not make jokes at their expense. People naturally gravitate towards polite persons.

Compliments: When you give others compliments and encourage them, you get the best out of them. Say something nice about their dress, give a good encouraging word on their work. If you need to correct or criticize, do not be harsh, do not be patronizing or demeaning. A single word of encouragement or compliment goes a long way in people’s lives.


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