Monday, September 15, 2014

Splash du Jour: Monday

Eye contact between two women during negotiation turns out to lead to a more creative outcome, while eye contact between two men actually prevents them from coming to terms. Men are handicapped by the threatening hierarchical implications of looking into someone's eyes. Feel free to use this practical tip to your advantage.
-- D. F. Swaab, We Are Our Brains --

Have a great Monday!

1 comment:

Alyce said...

Fascinating tidbit there. I notice there's no mention of what eye contact between and man and a woman leads to.

In any case, now I'm imagining world leaders trying to make treaties while avoiding eye contact.