Spill your coffee… This advice may seem weird.
Why do we have to spoil a first impression by making a clumsy mistake? But a lot of studies confirm that pointing out our vulnerability actually increases our attractiveness and trustworthiness. But there are 2 important facts you should remember.
Before telling a bad joke or dropping a pencil you have to be sure that the person is aware of your high performance and credibility. And try not to make yourself vulnerable in a way that questions your reputation. “Psychiatrists can build trust by spilling their coffee and saying, ‘I’ve never been very good with my hands.’ Surgeons can’t do that.”