As many of us enter week four, five, or six of stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever we need interpersonal tools to help us get through our new lives in close quarters. Maybe now’s the moment to practice being noncomplementary. Psychology professor Christopher J. Hopwood describes complementary behavior as our natural and easy tendency to respond to warmth with warmth or coldness with coldness. If someone’s nice to us, we tend to be nice […]
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