The 4 Universal Social Gifts
In their book First Impressions (aff link), Ann Demararis and Valerie White (an exceptional read on the subject of making first impressions), they list four universal social gifts that we can give to others at anytime:
Appreciation – showing your gratitude and thanks to people, from yourself or on behalf of others. People like to be appreciated!
Connection – finding where you intersect with someone, this is like saying “I’m like you.” It makes people feel understood and gives them a sense of belonging.
Elevation – people are drawn to those who make them feel uplifted. When you encourage people, challenge them to go on bigger and better, you elevate them.
Enlightenment – we are curious and like to discover new things. Bearing the gift of englightment makes you a stimulating person to be around.
So go forth with these social gifts and give them generously!