The best way to make people more like you, a study suggests, is to make them like you first.
A study by researchers at the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University, published in the journal Social Cognition, suggests we can all learn from our friends.
The researchers used an algorithm to identify which words a friend uses and what they say to others.
They found that when they looked at someone else’s friends’ behaviour, they could learn from their friend’s behaviour more easily than from their own.
“We found that the algorithm works when a friend says something that is similar to the other person’s own behaviour, which is a pretty powerful tool to learn from,” lead researcher Dr Sam Glynn said.
“It’s very useful for helping us to be more empathic.”
The algorithm is built to detect similarities between words in social media posts.
“In our paper, we actually took a look at what words a person is likely to use in social interactions,” Dr Glynn explained.
“So, if you have someone who says hello, ‘hello’ and you see them say it and you say it, and then you hear them say that same thing, that could be an indication that that person is actually friends with them.”
Or you could see if someone is texting you back, ‘hi’ and they’re saying it to their phone.
So, you can use that to see if there is a similarity between your friend’s word usage and what’s being said by someone else.
“Dr Glynn says that a lot of research has shown that the more friends you have, the more likely you are to have friends who like you.”
A lot of people think of social networks as just a bunch of people sharing stuff on Facebook,” Dr Matt Lee, a lecturer at the Australian University of Queensland, said.
He said that’s not the case.”
You can have up to 100 people on a Facebook group, but that’s only because people share stuff.
“That’s just the internet, it’s not real.”
The fact that it’s a shared, digital community is really important because you don’t have to worry about whether or not your friends will like you.
“Dr Lee said people are often surprised when they see that friends are more empathetic than strangers.”
The researchers say their work is the first to find a way to understand the social context of people’s social interactions, but there are plenty of people using similar algorithms that can’t be used to learn about their own behaviour.””
They don’t see the friend as someone they can become friends with.”
The researchers say their work is the first to find a way to understand the social context of people’s social interactions, but there are plenty of people using similar algorithms that can’t be used to learn about their own behaviour.
“In general, it is useful for people to look at other people’s behaviour in context to see how they behave, whether that is in real life or online,” Dr Lee said.
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