People Skills Chat 12/8/13: Opposites Attract or Repel? #peopleskills

People Skills Chat on Twitter TOPIC: Do People Prefer to Work w/ Those Similar or Opposite to Them?

WHEN: Sunday Dec. 8, 2013 10AM ET. Hashtag: #peopleskills

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Background on This People Skills Chat Topic

When it comes to romantic relationships, we often hear that opposites attract. Yet in non-romantic relationships — especially in work relationships — people seem to prefer those who are like them! Why?

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People Skills Chat on Twitter Dec. 8, 2013 TOPIC: Do Opposites Attract or Repel at Work?

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If people like to work with those who are like them, it has great implications on fair hiring practices, inclusion at work, opportunities for advancement. Thus in this Sunday’s people skills chat, we will explore diverse views on whether opposites attract or repel at work.

  • Do we seek opposites in our personal life but our clones at work?
  • What if anything about human nature seeks similarity?
  • Do we handle opposite points of view differently at home and at work?
  • When do we psychologically seek differences?
  • Do people who crave change accept differences more easily?
  • What suggestions would you offer to people who are uncomfortable with differences?
  • Where does fear play a role in all this?
  • Do homogeneous teams produce better results than teams of diverse people?

These are just some questions to get us thinking before we begin the people skills chat this Sunday. Actual questions will post live during the chat.

So bring your personal perspective, your favorite beverage, and join us from around the globe this Sunday in people skills chat on Twitter — Dec. 8, 2013 10am ET — to explore People Skills: Do Opposites Attract or Repel Especially at Work?

I also invite you to continue this chat by joining the Google+ People Skills Community and the LinkedIn Group People Skills Succeed to be a part of all the people skills discussions everyday 24×7.

Shout Out of Gratitude

Many thanks to all who suggest people skills chat topics, participate with their wisdom and perspective, and invite others to join this community.

Hope you will all join #PeopleSkills Twitter chat this Sunday Dec. 8, 2013 10am ET/7am PT to explore People Skills: Do Opposites Attract or Repel?

Everyone is welcome! We have only one rule in People Skills Chat: Respect for all even when we disagree.

TIP: If you have never been in a Twitter chat, you may find it helpful to log on to or, enter hashtag #peopleskills, and sign in to your Twitter account. The venue will insert the hashtag on each of your tweets and you will see all the tweets on one screen. Other tools available are, Hootsuite and TweetDeck.

I am the founder and host of the chat and will be happy to answer any questions you have in advance: Email me.

Chat with you this Sunday Dec. 8, 2013 10am ET in #PeopleSkills Twitter Chat — People Skills: Do Opposites Attract or Repel?.

Until then, as always, I wish you bonds of happiness and success!

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™, delivers coaching, consulting, training, and keynotes on leading change, employee engagement, teamwork, and delivering the ultimate customer service. She turns interaction obstacles into interpersonal success. See this site for workshop outlines, keynote footage, and customer results. Kate also invites you to connect with her on Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter. She welcomes your interaction!

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