Social Signals: From Awkward Encounters to Best Friends

Photo by Duy Pham on Unsplash

Some people just have it. None of us really know what ‘it’ is, but we tend to call it social charisma. As I write this, I am sitting at a desk in the British Library in London, UK, opposite a young male French student who is studying here, and two other British female students next to him (I don’t know any these people). The male was a stranger to the female pair only moments ago. But now they…

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

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