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[17 Jul 2008 | 4 Comments | ]
Manliness Trait: Treat The Speaker As The Most Important Person In The Room

Imagine yourself at a seminar or company wide happy hour and you are engaged in a conversation with someone you just met. The person sips their beverage, fiddles the straw and/or napkin and tries to listen to what you have to say. They are doing their best to pay attention, but something just doesn’t feel right to you. Are they even listening?
You glance away for a moment and then back at them only to see them staring off into the distance at someone else. You attempt …

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[27 Jun 2008 | 7 Comments | ]
Manliness Trait: Try To Be Interesting, But ALWAYS Be Interested

When I was compiling the list of Manliness Traits, this one not only had to be included, it had to be right near the top. I forgot exactly where I heard this saying, so I searched online to see if I could credit the right person, but could not find anything. However, this has been a cornerstone in my life for a long time.
The essence of this Trait lies in the one facet men have had trouble mastering throughout all of time: listening. Most men …