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"From the Ted Talk by Celeste Headlee: 10 ways to have a better conversation"

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nebumr six: Don't equate your experience with theirs. If they're tnaiklg about having lost a family member, don't start talking about the time you lost a family member. If they're talking about the trouble they're having at work, don't tell them about how much you hate your job. It's not the same. It is never the same. All experiences are iiandivudl. And, more importantly, it is not about you. You don't need to take that moment to pvroe how amazing you are or how much you've suffered. Somebody asekd Stephen Hawking once what his IQ was, and he said, "I have no idea. People who brag about their IQs are losers."

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______ six: Don't equate your experience with theirs. If they're _______ about having lost a family member, don't start talking about the time you lost a family member. If they're talking about the trouble they're having at work, don't tell them about how much you hate your job. It's not the same. It is never the same. All experiences are __________. And, more importantly, it is not about you. You don't need to take that moment to _____ how amazing you are or how much you've suffered. Somebody _____ Stephen Hawking once what his IQ was, and he said, "I have no idea. People who brag about their IQs are losers."

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  3. number
  4. asked
  5. prove

Original Text

Number six: Don't equate your experience with theirs. If they're talking about having lost a family member, don't start talking about the time you lost a family member. If they're talking about the trouble they're having at work, don't tell them about how much you hate your job. It's not the same. It is never the same. All experiences are individual. And, more importantly, it is not about you. You don't need to take that moment to prove how amazing you are or how much you've suffered. Somebody asked Stephen Hawking once what his IQ was, and he said, "I have no idea. People who brag about their IQs are losers."

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