As an illustration of the preceding post’s point, please consider that I was the sort of person who spent 20 years obsessively telling everybody that I’m done with Ukraine and don’t care about it in the least.
Well, at least I’m aware that I’m not very self-aware.
If you have a meeting where you really want to impress somebody, try repeating everything they say as they say it in your mind. It’s like creating an echo of their words in your brain. (Don’t repeat anything out loud, of course. That will scare people).
The reason why this is a surefire way to make somebody instantly appreciate you is because this technique concentrates your attention deeply and immediately on that person, and people really appreciate attention.
This works beautifully in dating, too. The problem is that a person who requires effort to like you romantically is not worth the effort.