How Peer Pressure Really Works & Is Shyness Normal?


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Don’t you hate it when a doctor makes you wait well past your appointment time? Why do they do that? Should you complain? What’s a reasonable amount of time to wait before you say something? This episode begins with some interesting insight into the problem and what you should do to make sure the doctor understands your time is valuable.

How effective is peer pressure? Are we really influenced by the people around us - and if so, how much? Do we exert peer pressure on other without realizing it? Is there a way to use peer pressure to get people to change their behavior? Joining me to discuss all this is Robert Frank, a professor of Management and Economics at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and author of the book Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work (

Only 2% of people claim they never feel shy. The rest of us have all been in situations where we have felt shy to some degree. Why does that happen? Why are some people more shy than others? How can you overcome that feeling in situations that really matter? Here to help is Lynn Henderson. She has worked with shy people to help them break free from those shy feelings that hold them back from fully participating in life. Lynne is the founder of the Social Fitness Center and the founder and co-director of the Shyness Institute. She is also author of The Shyness Workbook (

Have you ever just “clicked” with someone? It happens not only in romance but in friendship and in business. People sometimes just click. What happens to cause that? Who are you most likely to click with? Listen as I explain some interesting facts that can help you -click! Source: Ori Brafman author of Click (


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