fredag 1. oktober 2010

The near future / Names

Welcome back, it's great to see you're taking the time to visit my blog, I really appreciate it! Just wanted to tell you some of what you have in store if you decide to follow me. :)

What I am doing on this blog is teaching away the things I've picked up on during the growth of my interest for psychology. For the time being, I will keep posting advice on getting people to like you. Many of you have probably heard these tips before, some might not need them, but i hope reading about them here in depth will make you realise the importance they actually have, and the impact they can have on your life.  I will eventually get to the more "fun stuff" knowledge of psychology has to offer, but you can not practice them without people being interested in what you have to say, or wanting to have a conversation with you! So read on.

Names
"Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language".
A very smart man taught me that phrase, his name is Dale Carnegie. Since learning that tip, I can honestly say I've never forgot a persons name again.
How do you feel when someone you've met asks you "What was your name again"? Or just mispronounce it? How often have you shaken hands with somebody and been so focused on telling them your own name, that you didn't even pay attention to theirs?
People like hearing their own names, and they like to hear them pronounced the right way. If someone pronounced yours wrong, you'd probably get a little annoyed, maybe even feeling like that persons doesn't really care about getting to know you. So keep this in mind the next time you meet someone new.
If they have a name that's hard to pronounce, ask them again how they pronounce their name, (this will show interest) and practice saying it right when you get back home.
Also remember that people like hearing it, so the next time you meet them; say something like "Hey, John, how are you?".

Well. that's it. Hope you enjoyed my post. Have a nice day! :)

45 kommentarer:

  1. Hm interesting ideas. Maybe it's just me though, but I think when someone uses you name a lot, it sounds almost car-salsemany haha

    SvarSlett
  2. Derk: Yes, don't overdo it, and it applies mostly to when you're meeting someone new. :) thank you for your feedback.

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  3. im terrible with names, i had no idea D:

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  4. good idea for a blog! Supporting you!

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  5. Was an awesome read! I will have to read more of your blog!

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  6. Psychology is always interesting. evaluating the human mind is something I'm good at. But enough about me your blog was great, PAUL. lol

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  7. Wow, very interesting mate!

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  8. I'm terrible with names... oh dear...

    Nice to see we're both doing guides! I love psychology so I'll be very interesting in seeing what you have to say :)

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  9. i love your blog. psychology is always interesting. what makes us live the way we do...very fascinating.

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  10. this is good stuff; I look forward to more!

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  11. Interesting subject phychology .... if ony i could move things with my mind to

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  12. Will try this sometime soon since I am terrible with names too

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  13. I'm pretty good with names (just repeat them a few times in my head), but I suck with faces. When seeing someone on the streets for example, I know what the guy's name is, I'm just not sure if that's actually the guy or just someone who looks like him.

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  14. thinkin on being a psychologist?

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  15. I always use peoples names as often as I can, it's basically a habit for me

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  16. i learnt this at a short psychology class at the start of my college year, theres so much to the mid than we get to reveal

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  17. I always call everyone Jimmy or Son or something because I hate referring to people by their first name. I'm going to start assigning numbers to everyone I know

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  18. wow this is excellent will be following this very good blog

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  19. That totally made me rethink how I interact with people. I'm gonna really try and follow your advice.

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  20. Psychology is always interesting. Great blog!

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  21. Keep this up, with more and more legit psych information, I promise you will do well in this. Take care bro.

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  22. very true, never thought of names like that

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  23. Your name is truly your identity. I know I struggle with remembering sometimes but I do try cause I know how it feels to be forgotten. :(

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  24. I did hear that advice earlier, that's why I focus more on remembering people their names and when I meet someone new and call them by their name, you sometimes see them think "hey he remembers my name already"

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  25. oh hello kind sir, have me met yet? =)

    smoochies n' poopies! :*

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  26. serriously very interesting blog I came acros :) will be looking into it

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  27. Yea I remember meeting someone and not seeing them for like 2 years and they still remembered my name and felt pretty good

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  28. I am so bad with names. This is totally going to help me.

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  29. your blog is off to a great start, i am def subscribing to pick up some tips from you - thanks!

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  30. so true, people light up when you remember their names after meeting only once

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  31. I hope to see some more interesting blog posts. Im a big fan of psychology

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  32. The name thing is very true

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  33. That reminds me, last time I met with girl I really like, none of us used each other's name even single time in 4 hours... :(

    I think I fucked it up.

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  34. I add adjectives to peoples names to remember

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  35. Some of carnige's stuff seems alittle dated to me but that is deff good advice

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  36. I'm actually very good with names and things that have happened in the past.
    I really should be paid for my abilities.

    SvarSlett