9 Everyday Behaviors That Can Make Smart People Look Dumb

There are certain everyday behaviors that slooowly erode our wellbeing, and we’re often not even aware of them. What’s more, ingrained habits can also dramatically impact the way others perceive us, whether at a social gathering or in the office or during all sorts of negotiations and conflicts. Yikes.

The great news is that many behaviors — from misusing common words and phrases to withholding eye contact — are extremely easy to eliminate from your life. And once you do, you may see a major breakthrough, both professionally and personally.

Check out Business Insider’s simplified guide to scientific research on behaviors that make smart people look dumb — and be ready to get rid of them in 2016.

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