- "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people that you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you"
Alfred alder, the famous Viennese psychologist, wrote a book entitled What Life should Mean to you. In that book he says: "It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. If is from among such individuals that all human failures spring."
As an introvert, this will be an easy principal to use. By showing an interest in the other person it will take the pressure off me to provide stimulating conservation. By simply asking questions, let the other person do the talking and chances are I'll probably learn something.
Principle 1: Become genuinely interested in other people.