3. What is the best way to calm a person who has been crying?
4. How do you distinguish between someone who needs help and someone who likes to cry?
Chapter 4: Managing Social Interactions
1. In situations where social interaction with people is required, how should you go about it? Should you have a long discussion or set of conversations before giving your opinion on something? Or should you seek out an impression from a small number of people first and then form a conclusion based on that initial feedback, before making any decisions at all about what to do with that information in general terms? Why might one approach work better than another for certain types of problems? Do they have common elements as well as different ones, or are their differences more important overall (especially if one method works better for some groups but not others)? If so, which group(s) does each method work best for specifically (or would there be no point in using either type of technique at all)? Some discussions can become very elaborate; other times they need only be brief; still other times there seems little benefit (and/or too great harm) to the process by which we gather information and make decisions. Which types of situations fall into these categories—and why do we sometimes find ourselves talking quite extensively while never reaching any conclusions that we consider relevant enough yet?) Yes! You’re trying to teach me everything I think I know!!! But this book isn’t