[A001] People: You Need Them. Deal With Them.

People are an everyday reality. As much as you’d like to be a hermit sometimes, that’s not how it works.

Learning how to deal with people is an essential skill associated with adulthood. In this episode, we talk about how you can develop empathy with others, as well as establish rapport when you are willing to be vulnerable.

From being polite in the workplace to treating others with respect, the way you deal with people is an important step to becoming a grownup member of society.

Be sure to listen for our rundown of actions you can Do Now to improve your interpersonal relationships.


  • How to prepare yourself to meet new people and develop relationships.
  • The importance of developing empathy and learning how to imagine yourself in someone else’s shoes.
  • How you can be vulnerable and “real” and connect better with others.
  • Why you should learn how to admit mistakes and apologize.
  • How humor can be used as a tool to connect with others.
  • Tell-tale signs that someone is acting insincerely.

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CNNCNN report on how rudeness in the workplace rubs off on others
Psychology TodayArticle from Psychology Today discussing reasons it’s hard for us to apologize
tedTED talk on vulnerability by Brené Brown

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[A001] People: You Need Them. Deal With Them. was last modified: March 3rd, 2017 by Harlan and Miranda

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