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…take a seat at the dining table… or in a conference room. Researchers found that people were more willing to discuss sensitive, personal topics – and made more eye contact – when they were sitting in large rooms with a long desk or table. And the bigger the space – and the wider the furniture – the more people felt at ease and opened up. That’s because we feel less self-conscious in bigger spaces… and we feel more scrutinized when we’re confined or in a more enclosed space – like a trapped animal.

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