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Please recommend books on communication, social skills and relationship building. I find it hard to effectively communicate and develop lasting relationships both at work and in personal life. Would like to learn and improve my communication style. Immigrant here if that matters.

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I'd recommend getting a therapist! No problem with seeing one, I've seen quite a few. Books don't typically solve the underlying issues, you have to dig deep. Best of luck friend!

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1. Emotional intelligence series from HBR. 2. Lots and lots of practice - join toastmasters or a similar organization where it’s their objective and most people there also struggle with similar issues so you will be with kindred spirits, which is less intimidating. 3. ACN1 has a point - make sure this is not a result of you being too hard on yourself because you are an immigrant or for whatever other reasons. If it is, talking through that with a therapist to give you some tools to work on getting your confidence levels up and minimizing the imposter syndrome may be a good idea.

Echo #1. It lives on my desk. Love it.

Thank you:)

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