Vanessa Van Edwards

How to Decode Your Boss’s Personality

Do you struggle to understand your boss? If you’re working for someone whose actions and demands are a source of frustration and confusion, the...

How to Nicely Interrupt Someone and Get Them to Stop Talking

Have you ever been talking to someone and they keep talking and talking and talking and talking and you can’t get them to stop talking? You don’t...

Do You Ever Feel Like People Are Talking About You Behind Your Back?

I have this little problem: I tend to think that people are talking about me behind my back. It’s totally paranoid and ridiculous, but I wanted to...

The Science of Emotions

How do your emotions work? I’ve always been fascinated by how our emotions work. To me, it intuitively seemed like they’re all in our heads. I...

Who is the Most Charismatic Person You Know?

We are looking for highly charismatic people for some new research on charisma (and hint hint our next course!) In the survey link below, please...

How We Get Out of Childhood Alive

How does your childhood shape your personality? Here at the Science of People, we love studying personality because it has drastic effects on how...

How to Host a Game Night

One of the best ways to quickly and effortlessly level-up friendships is to create a shared experience. I learned the hard way that hosting a game...

How to Reset Your Life

Do you need a life reset? I think we rarely stop and take stock of our lives and what we want from them. We often feel out of control, burnt out or...

Are You Afraid of Being Alone?

Are you afraid of being alone? Do you know someone who constantly wants to get together? We asked our twitter followers if they agreed with this...

Science-Based Party Tricks

When it comes to going to parties and meeting new people, sometimes it’s the little things that can be the most awkward and nerve-wracking. I met...

How to say NO!

Do you have hard time saying no? With us being social creatures, we are driven to preserve our relationships and so it can be difficult to let...

Do You Ever Run Out of Things to Say?

Do you ever run out of interesting things to say? In our weekly Twitter poll, we asked people whether this statement was true or false for them:...

How to Instantly Be More Likeable

Do you know the one thing that helps a TED speaker to be instantaneously likable on stage? In this video I want to share with you one of my 14...

Can You Tell Me What to Do?

Do you ever ask for advice? If not, you should. Asking for advice is one of my favorite, most-overlooked people hacks because it helps you learn...

How to Hack a Networking Event

We are all have a desire to connect. We all want to help others grow. I want to share one of my 14 hacks with you from my latest book Captivate,...

My Writing Process

I have received a few questions from my lovely blog readers wanting to write their own book, memoirs and guides. I read somewhere that 86% of...

Go from Small Talk to Big Talk

Have you ever wondered how to go from small talk to big talk? In this special video, I would like to share one of my 14 hacks with you from my...

Do You Think Pick-up Lines Work?

Do pick-up lines actually work? Have you ever use one on somebody? In our weekly twitter poll we asked people, "I think pick-up line work. Yes or...

Captivate Sneak Peek l Chapter 8

For my book, Captivate I interviewed an all-around amazing human being (and very special friend of mine), Paige Hendrix Buckner: Chief Gratitude...

The Power Of Negotiation

Do you get uncomfortable asking for what you want? Do you have a hard time saying “no” and standing up for yourself? It’s time for you to learn the...

Can Charisma Be Learned?

Do you think highly charismatic people are born or made? In our weekly Twitter poll we asked our followers if this following statement is true or...

Are You a Truth Wizard?

Research tells us that we are lied to as much as 200 times per day. That is crazy! We like to think we are good at detecting lies, but an average...

Lets Play Two Truths and A Lie

Let's Play Two Truths and A Lie. Can you guess which statement is the lie?.... ****** PS- Like, Share, and Explore the Science of People: ☞...

The Science of the Resting Bitch Face

Do you ever get asked these following questions, when you feel perfectly fine: • Are you angry? • Is something wrong? • Did I say something to...

Can You Guess Which is the Lie?

Are you good at spotting lies? Let's play a game. In this game, you will watch someone give a statement and you will then guess which statement is...

Real vs Fake Happiness

Check out all 7 universal microexpressions at http://www.scienceofpeople.com/face ****** PS- Like, Share, and Explore the Science of People: ☞...

Sneak Peek l Captivate Table of Contents

Want to know what we cover in my latest book, Captivate? Wait, no longer! Watch this video to see a sneak peek... ****** PS- Like, Share, and...

Lying Challenge

Are you good at spotting lies? In one of my weekly Twitter polls, I asked our followers if they thought the following statement was True or False,...

The Science of Lying

Do you love shows like Lie to Me? If so, watch this video to discover the science behind lying. ****** PS- Like, Share, and Explore the Science of...

How to Know if Someone is Going to Give You a Handshake or a Hug

Have you ever experience that awkward moment when someone is coming to greet you and you are not sure whether they are going for a handshake or a...