Eric Barker || Plays Well With Others
Today we welcome Eric Barker, the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller Barking Up the Wrong Tree. His book has sold over half a million copies and has been translated into 19 languages. It was even the subject of a question on “Jeopardy!” Eric is also a sought-after speaker, having given talks at MIT, the Aspen Ideas Festival, Google, the United States Military Central Command , and the Olympic Training Center. His newest book is called Plays Well with Others.
In this episode, I talk to Eric Barker about relationships. We tackle the misconceptions on loneliness, marriage, and body language. Eric shares practical tips that we can apply in our own relationships such as how to keep passionate love alive and how to catch liars. We also touch on the topics of communication, vulnerability, community and health.
02:18 Plays Well with Others
05:11 Loneliness is perception
08:38 Marriage requires crazy love and work
10:57 Gottman’s Four Horsemen of Divorce
15:26 Keeping passionate love alive
19:02 Emotional endings and love maps
24:28 The Scary Rule
28:14 Dunbar’s number
30:49 Parasocial relationships
35:32 Body language is overrated
39:04 How to catch a liar
42:11 Story of connection