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eartheaterrr · 2018-09-09 · Original thread
This is a great comment. I live in Seattle, and I think the Seattle Freeze is largely a tragedy of groupthink. If you want to break out, there are a ton of opportunities to learn about this city and meet interesting people. Here are a couple networks that might help someone get started:

Getting out of my loneliness was a struggle at first, but after putting in some effort, I now have a great friendships that will last a lifetime. Not only do I feel comfortable meeting new people, but I really enjoy the process as well. Here are some books that have helped me break out of my "freeze" depression:

YMMV, but putting in the effort to understand and connect with new personalities has greatly improved my life.

bluker · 2016-01-27 · Original thread
haha exactly

in case anyone is interested in doing just that,

danmaz74 · 2015-08-02 · Original thread
My two go-to books on the subject, very complementary to each other, are:

- The charisma myth:

- Make your contacts count:

3 simple tricks to be more charismatic. Are you ready?

Step 1. Breathe in and breathe out before you speak. The pause makes you more composed. Plus the speaker will think you are a good listener.

Step 2. Don't nod you head more than once per sentence when listening to other people. Too much head movement reflects insecurity and immaturity.

Step 3. Don't rise your inflection at the end of a sentence. Makes you sound like an insecure valley girl.


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