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How to Make People Like You For Five Cents

WHEN YOU NOTICE and appreciate good things about other people, it improves your mood and the moods of the people around you, whether you're at home or at work. You get to live in a more pleasant environment.

You know that already. But it's hard to remember, isn't it? That's where the five pennies come in.

At the beginning of your day, or even right now, put five pennies in your left pocket. Now try to find something nice to say about someone (something you actually think is true), either to their face or behind their back, and every time you do, move one penny to your right pocket. Try to move all five today.

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An extremely important thing to keep in mind is that judging people will harm you. Learn here how to prevent yourself from making this all-too-human mistake:
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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2008, November 16). How to Make People Like You For Five Cents, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2020, July 13 from https://www.healthyplace.com/self-help/self-help-stuff-that-works/how-to-make-people-like-you-for-five-cents

Last Updated: March 31, 2016

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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