… such an effective technique. It’s easy, and most of us don’t do it today, at least not on purpose. Just by ensuring your language stays positive and doesn’t stray into negative wording when you speak with someone for the first time, you can help tip the complicated mental algebra someone else is doing to try to figure out whether they like you or not in your favor. All it takes is some positive language.
I wonder if this partly explains why some people I just don’t like — they didn’t do anything bad to me directly but my brain just hates them with a passion. Who knows?
On a related note I did notice that being near attractive people (not necessarily interacting) or attractive buildings or such definitely increases my sense of well being. Wonder if there are any studies on this?