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Talking to Strangers

Malcolm Gladwell

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Talking To Strangers will help you better understand and accurately judge the people you don't know while cultivating patience and tolerance.

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Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

by Malcolm Gladwell

Overview

Humans naturally judge one another daily. We may even assume we know how someone else is feeling. We do it all the time, whether at parties, at work, or just walking down the street.

According to author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell, if you think you're good at getting a read on people, you're wrong. In Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know, Gladwell dissects the reasons why we're so bad at judging others and what we can do to overcome this weakness.

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Sometimes the best conversations with strangers allow the stranger to remain a stranger.

- Malcolm Gladwell

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