Weapons of Influence #2: Commitment and Consistency (Ep. 189)

Humans are predictable. Sometimes, too predictable.

We’ve been reading Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, and it turns out that many of the same social patterns that have helped humanity flourish have a dark side.

In part one of this series, we talked about reciprocation.

Today, we’re talking about consistency, and why sticking to your guns isn’t always the smartest thing to do.

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Social Skills: How to Be Confident in Social Situations (Ep. 181)

Few skills have as much of an effect on your happiness as social skills. So naturally, they’re a little more difficult than they seem.

If you related all too well as soon as you read the word ‘difficult,’ don’t feel too bad — I’m a blatant introvert, and I was never much of a natural at this stuff either. I’m still not, really, but someone keeps forgetting and letting me say things on camera.

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What Are the Alternatives to College? (Ep. 180)

You may have noticed already, but it turns out we talk quite a bit about college on this podcast. It’s the first word in our name, after all.

We’ve broadened our horizons a bit since the beginning, though, so not all of you are in college or even planning on going. And that’s okay, because today we’re talking about a few other paths to success that big university doesn’t want you to know. Or something like that.

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