A good FBI agent can make friends with just about anyone.
Now a former agent, Jack Schafer, is sharing the tricks of the trade in a new book, “The Like Switch,” which is written for people to use in their everyday lives.
Schafer, who worked as behavioral therapist for the bureau for seven years, said people are too caught up in themselves and don’t have a lot of the skills to make friends.
“We are too busy focusing on ourselves and not the people we meet,” he writes.
“We put our wants and needs before the wants and needs of others. The irony of all this is that other people will be eager to fulfill your wants and needs if they like you.”
Schafer shows how nonverbal cues impact how people see us.