i met this Irish guy recently, his skinny, short, not handsome in any way, and a social genius. We went out for drinks with a group of people, and the conversation revolved around him from the very moment he arrived, but not in a bad way! everyone was asking him questions, what he said somehow seemed to carry more weight, etc
i just sat back and watched, stunned, i have no idea how he was doing it
This goes against one of the cardinal rules in the book How To Win Friends and Influence People, ie. ask others lots of questions, show interest in others without revealing much about yourself and they will later be interested in you, he seemed to skip that completely
any theories guys?