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Five Basic Rules for Getting Along with Anyone, Anywhere

Getting along with different types of people can be extremely helpful, but it is something that is not necessarily easy. When you are put in a situation with someone you don't get along with it can be hard to keep your cool and act like you get along with that person. Also meeting people for the first time, you may be quick to judge and decide that the person is not someone you would get along with. Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today has some tips to help you get along with anyone. 

  1. Don't dominate the dialogue
  2. Respect opinions 
  3. Everyone is encouraged to participate 
  4. Moderators are facilitators, not participants
  5. Sometimes our best thinking comes after reflection 

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