Seven Ways to Build Closer Relationships with People

“The more you can give to other people in any aspect of your life, the closer people will feel to you. Takers who ask ‘What can you do for me?’ have a more difficult time building relationships because they are too self-serving and ungenerous.”

Whether you want to bond with your family, friends, or colleagues, this will help you figure out how to do it.

Kara Cutruzzula shares seven ways to build closer relationships with people based on the TED Talks of experts like Brene Brown, Adam Grant, and Sherry Turkle.

The advice includes to accept imperfection, share something new, and identify whether you’re a giver, taker, or matcher.

Side note: If you feel too overwhelmed to invest the necessary time into your relationships, you might find an idea I’ll share next week with For The Interested All Access members helpful. It’s about how to overcome the pressure you feel to keep up with everything — become an All Access Member here if you’d like to get it next week.

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