Answers Click into Place; Book Tries to Explain Human Connection

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Byline: LAURA COVENTRY

SOMETIMES when we meet new people we experience an instant rapport.

Some say this connection can't be explained but a new book sets out to do just that.

Brothers Ori and Rom Brafman have co-written Click to explain " e Magic of Instant Connections", this "spark" that ignites with some people we meet.

It's often thought that opposites attract but it is in fact similarities that increase the odds of clicking.

As siblings, the Brafman brothers share similar personalities, so it made sense to write together.

Speaking from his home in San Francisco, Ori said: "If you are interested in understanding that magic and seeing what you can do to increase the odds of that chemistry developing then you'll enjoy the book."

e Brafman brothers, who also wrote New York Times bestseller Sway: e Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behaviour, are fascinated by psychology and conclude that there are ve factors that often in uence how well we click with another individual. VULNERABILITY "Allowing yourself to be vulnerable helps the other person to trust you because you are putting yourself at emotional, psychological or physical risk.

"Others tend to react by being more open and vulnerable themselves. e fact you are both letting down your guard helps to lay the groundwork for a faster, closer personal connection. …