How to make friends: Body language and conversation tips

Science can be helpful when it comes to showing people how to connect

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How To Make Friends According To Science


Face the person you're talking to: Keep your torso open and people will think you're more open.

Keep your hands visible: This helps creates trust between people.

Create a time constraint: If the other person doesn't think they're trapped they'll be more comfortable talking to you.

Ask for small favours: Make someone feel needed and they're more likely to feel closer to you.

Speak slowly and clearly: This will make you come across as more confident.

Maintain eye contact: One study shows that this can make both parties feel more affectionate towards each other.

Avoid butting in, correcting or up-staging someone when you're talking: Don't make it all about you or you'll alienate yourself.

Share some personal information: When appropriate, this can establish trust.

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