Can rapport be too much of a good thing?

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One dictionary definition of rapport describes it as a ‘sympathetic relationship or understanding’. However, relationships take time to develop. Sometimes I’ve seen rapport described as ‘trust + responsiveness’. I think this might be the view of many NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) practitioners.  One thing is certain; rapport is an important part of building a solid relationship … Read moreCan rapport be too much of a good thing?

Fake it to make it (aka ‘Accentuate the Positive’)

“You’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, don’t mess with Mister Inbetween.” Music by Harold Arlen. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Published in 1944. Whenever I hear this song (Rumer released a very good cover version in late 2012) it makes me smile and lifts my mood. This could … Read moreFake it to make it (aka ‘Accentuate the Positive’)