24/02/23

Science would like to inform you that you are way more charming than you think you are.

 

 

Read and decide if the sentences below are true or false:

 

https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/good-news-socially-anxious-people-like-you-lot-more-than-you-think

 

1. People are inclined to underestimate their abilities.

2. The tendency to overestimate abilities is known as the “Lake Wobegon effect.”

3. Studies show that people often underrate their intelligence and leadership skills.

4. Research indicates that people often fail to see signals that others like them.

5. A study conducted by a team from Yale, Harvard, and the University of Essex revealed that people tend to believe others like them more than they actually do.

6. The liking gap illusion refers to the tendency for people to overestimate how much others like them.

7. According to researchers, the liking gap can persist in relationships even after initial interactions.

8. The researchers recommend focusing more on oneself during conversations to improve likability.

Key: 1. F; 2. T; 3. F; 4. T; 5. F; 6. F; 7. T; 8. F

 

Glossary

 

  • ample – more than enough
  • to nudge – to gently persuade or encourage someone to take a particular decision or action
  • to come off – to give a particular impression
  • to fret – to worry
  • to linger – to remain existent although often waning in strength, importance, or influence
  • permeate – to affect every part of (a system, society) or be present throughout it
  • to zero in on something –  to direct all your attention towards a particular thing

Practice makes perfect

Watch the the first 3 minutes (00:00-3:24) of the video and complete the sentences below:

1. People entering therapy clinic answer questions before ……………… .

2. The therapist reviews a question about …………………. .

3. Many people struggle to identify ………………….. .

4. The young woman’s purpose was to …………..… .

5. Social anxiety is about ……………………… .

6. Social anxiety tries to protect us from rejection by tuning us into ………………. .

7. Becomes problematic when fear of rejection is intertwined with ………………….. .

8. This belief system can lead to ………………………. .

 

Key: 1. (beginning) treatment; 2. purpose in life; 3. a single purpose; 4. avoid being noticed; 5. the fear of being rejected/rejection; 6. (the nuances and norms and) social group dynamics; 7. Your view of yourself/ self-view; 8. social anxiety disorder

Match synonyms:

1. humility

a) to blend

2. ample

b) to continue

3. to mingle

c) keen

4. to agonize

d) authentically

5. to persist

e) shyness

6. eager

f) to advocate

7. to endorse

g) to brood

8. genuinely

h) abundant

Key: 1e;2h;3a);4g);5b);6c;7f;8d)

 

Explore more to create your own teaching-learning experience!

 

How To Overcome Social Anxiety, According To Experts

Read:

https://www.forbes.com/health/mind/how-to-overcome-social-anxiety

 

(4420)