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What Bad Party Guests Can Teach Us About Bridging Divides

September 8, 2020
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What Bad Party Guests Can Teach Us About Bridging Divides

Who is the perfect dinner guest? It is the person who tells the best story? Has the funniest joke? Interjects with a good anecdote?

Studies suggest that it’s none of those people. The best dinner guests are Active Listeners, not dominant talkers. They ask questions, don’t interrupt, and express interest and empathy in what they hear, making people feel supported and understood.


This was produced in partnership with the Greater Good Science Center and Einhorn Family Charitable Trust. Learn more about how you can bridge differences in your life here.

 

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