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Hitting it off with new people can be quite a challenge for some of us. When you don't know someone, there's a barrier of awkwardness between you. Charismatic people are able to break that barrier. One shortcut for doing this is to think of someone new you meet as an old friend.

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Growing up, I got high marks for my mild manner and good behaviour. I was the "good kid" who never caused trouble or made a fuss. This has carried over into adulthood, with me avoiding every argument like the plague. But being non-confrontational as an adult is more damaging and debilitating than it is helpful.