20 Simple Social Skills That Will Make You Instantly More Likable
Skip the small talk
Quora user Pete Zbrojkiewicz recommends you forgo “polite conversation” and get a little vulnerable with the other person, if you’re looking to become friends.
“We may not have experienced the same activities, but we have experienced the same emotions,” he argues. “So when I say you need to find common interests, I mean you need to find something that sparks similar emotions in both of you.”