Category: Rapport

The BBC’s “The surprising benefits of talking to strangers”

Each Quietly Thriving blog post is built upon the research of one or more scientists. About a week ago, I chose a paper by Drs. Epley and Schroeder to serve as the basis for Improve Momentary Well-Being By Connecting With Strangers, Really. Although five years old, the Epley and Schroeder

He’s Copying Me: Deliberate Mimicry as a Relationship Tool

Unless you live a solitary life, you depend on other people and having a positive, supportive relationship with them is necessary.  Our extraverted brethren excel at building rapport whereas introverts are less innately skilled.  Fortunately, we can use deliberate intent coupled with some simple behaviors to enable rapport-building.  In this