People like people who listen more than talk. Ask questions and then ask more questions. You will learn alot about people. Most people are more interested in what they have to say than listening to what other people have to say. It is interesting to make a conscious effort to not talk about yourself and just listen to others and ask questions. You really find out how interested people are in you and what you have to say. I have learned alot about people by listening more and talking less. It also takes way less energy.