How to Win Friends & Influence People
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
The book offers you the six ways to make people like you, the twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, and the nine ways to change people without creating resentment.
1. The easiest way to connect with people is to put yourself into their shoes: then you understand their needs, struggles, interests and motivations.
2. It is important you try to boost others' ego: let them know what you appreciate about them, that something great was in fact their idea, let them save face, etc.
3. Becoming genuinely interested in people can get you further than anything else. Ask open-ended questions, try to find commonalities, try to learn something new from them.
READ IF: You are keen to improve your social skills using a practical guide with tried-and-tested methods.