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5 ways talking to strangers can boost your emotional intelligence

13 Jul 2020

All personal growth happens when we challenge ourselves and move outside of our comfort zone.

As kids, we’re often told by our parents not to talk to strangers. While it may have been solid advice then, there are good reasons we should talk to strangers as adults. In a series of experiments, Chicago’s Nick Epley found people who reached out to connect with strangers, even for a few minutes, were happier—and this was true for both extroverts and introverts. Simply put: We are social creatures who are hardwired for connection.

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