Answer by Mira Zaslove
Smile and look them in the eye.
Then give them a genuine compliment. People like and trust people who are nice to them, and like them.
Tell them that you dig their shoes, their favorite sports team, their neighborhood, whatever. Just be genuine. Most people will spot false praise, and it will backfire. Much better to honestly tell someone you like the color of their shirt, than to disingenuously tell them that they are the smartest person you know.
People also tend to trust people who are similar to them, so you also want to highlight your similarities, and again your great taste, by liking what they like.
Answer by Becky Lee
Be honest with people in your life, even when inconvenient.
Politely decline to participate in Gossip, even if everyone else is…
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