How To Be Cool: 5 Research-Backed Tips
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
The science of cool.
If I had to sum up cool in a word it would be: less.
Cool doesn’t try too hard. Thing is, trying is very effective in life and especially in relationships. So what gives?
By not trying, cool people signal, “I’m so smooth, I don’t have to try to get what I want.”
As Olivia Fox-Cabane points out: James Bond doesn’t plead, smile or fidget. He speaks slowly and calmly.
Want to know a quick trick for getting people to like you? Assume they already do:
Yes, we all love confidence.
Combine doing less with supreme confidence and you have the essence of cool.
Researchers gave people a course in charisma and one of the factors that produced results was acting confident.
Let’s round it all up:
- Be Confident
- Know The Rules And Break Them
- Focus On Attitude And Body Language Will Follow
- Cool Isn’t Always The Coolest.
Don't rules 3 and 5 suggest not even following the rules of cool?