What should you do in the effort of developing relationships with different people?

Debra Watts September 9, 2019

Top ways to connect with different people

What should you do in the effort of developing relationships with different people?

According to studies, humans have a tendency to unconsciously trust or favor certain people more than others. When it comes to developing relationships, people tend to connect with people who have some common characteristics. They tend to develop unconscious biases about other people and the differences, as a result, act as roadblocks when it comes to developing healthy relationships with different people.

But there’s a way to solve this problem – learning to overcome those biases through deliberate effort. Those looking to learn ways to put in that effort, here’re some effective ones to do it.

Remembering things which are important to others

Remembering names of the people is the first step to relationship building. There’re some other important aspects also that promote the building process. For instance, when someone is speaking about an important event or a family member and his/her face lights up, the other one looking to connect with that person should remember this factoid as it’s important to the other one.

Trusting other people

There’re no guarantees in life and a person can actually never know whether another person is going to hurt him/her or not. In addition, having no trust in others means there’s no point in developing relationships with others, regardless of whether they’re different or not. One can surely try to protect himself/herself, but the end result will be always unknown.

In order to successfully connect with different people, one should always start with positivity in mind and put in his/her best effort to nurture the relationship.

 

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Would you like to add any other major ways to connect with different people to the above? Let me know in the comments section below. To keep the conversation going, you can also get in touch with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. To have some valuable read on children, you can check out my books.

 

References:

P.H. George. “5 Ways to Build Better Relationships With Everyone.” PICK THE BRAIN, May 22, 2012. https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/5-ways-to-build-better-relationships-with-everyone/

DEUTSCHENDORF, HARVEY. “7 Key Habits For Building Better Relationships.” Fast Company, February 2, 2015. https://www.fastcompany.com/3041774/7-key-habits-for-building-better-relationships

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