How often have you felt the butterflies rumbling in your tummy, when you talk to someone for the first time, or when you are deeply attracted to an opposite sex and want to strike the first conversation? I can surely identify with those jitters. They are out of nervousness and lack of confidence. Don’t worry! The psychological hacks listed here will shoo away the first-time anxiety.
The most important ingredient of this recipe for breaking the ice and carrying forward a meaningful conversation is CONFIDENCE. And the thumb-rule to be followed is ‘fake it till you make it’. But, there is a thin line of difference between confidence and over-confidence, so stay cautious folks!
Then come your body language, your tone, your attire, your smile and your attitude. Here are some pointers that will help you score those extra cookie points when you are trying to eliminate the awkwardness in a social situation.
Read on with head held high and a beaming smile, both, a reflection of confidence, that this piece will grant you!
#1. Assume a sense of comfort.
When you are in an interaction, train your brain to feel comfortable. Comfort has a way of instilling confidence in your conversation and you start feeling accepted and acceptable, too. Deploy this tactic to start smooth.
#2. Observe the feet of the one you are interacting with.
If the person has turned only his/her torso to converse with you, and not his/her legs, then this is a sign that he/she maybe into some important conversation already. But when the torso and feet turn together, you are welcome and it is the right time to put forth your point.
#3. In case of an argument, mind it to not stand face-to-face.
In times when an argument is about to escalate, sometimes simply your position can make all the difference to tone it down. Facing each other and talking comes along as a tension, simply shifting to the side can calm the person down. This action mitigates the threat you pose, eventually sinking the argument.
#4. A validating rephrase can work magic.
To get the other person to like you, you have to give some inputs. A simple way is to rephrase and communicate something important that they had told you. This is a way wherein you win the trust of the person and you will be perceived as a good listener. Give attention, when it is needed.
#5. When a person partially answers a question that you have asked…
Just stay silent for some more moments, they will give in to revealing more. Also, if it gets compelling, simply raising your eyebrows can make the person feel that you generally get what you want. This hack is a sure shot to get the person talking.
#6. Show excitement when you invite someone to meet.
Excitement is a contagious sentiment. The more you show it, the more the person will feel desired. This will make him/her happy, too. As a result, the person will end up feeling happy in your company and will look forward to meeting you in future.
These are some “Psychological Hacks To Help You Meet And Greet Your Crush With Confidence“. If you have any query and question about the article feel free to comment on the down below.