Let’s imagine you are taking a walk around your neighborhood and along the way you stop to chat with three different neighbors: Joe, Jane & Jim. Joe didn’t say much of anything; leaving the talking up to you. Conversely, Jane did ALL the talking— mostly about things in which you have little interest. Jim asked you questions, engaged you and shared stories about mutual friends and funny family situations.
Which conversation did you enjoy the most? Which person are you likely to introduce to the new neighbor who moved in across the street? Most likely, the answer is Jim— your friendly, personable neighbor. (more…)