Finding my way with others
October 4, 2007 7:23 PM Subscribe
Some people seem to have a 'way' about them of gaining the willing cooperation of those around them. I seem to have none of that 'way' at all and I'd like to see if I could gain a little of it. All too often I feel overrun by others and cannot seem to get a balanced amount of cooperation and respect. I guess this is about social status and how to rise a bit above my low rung on the ladder.
posted by DarkForest to human relations (29 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
I'm assuming a good bit of what I'm looking for falls into that ineffable domain of subtle body language, tone of voice, and such. Is there some way of learning these things in a class or other safe setting? I'm not really looking for leadership roles or anything like that, just that subtle something, whatever it is, that might make social operations run a bit more smoothly and successfully for me at work and at home and in other casual situations. Thanks for any tips you can offer.