How to Sound Smart When You’re Feeling Dumb

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It can be scary to ask for help. You don’t want to bother people, and you definitely don’t want to seem incompetent or unprepared. But some recent research from Harvard Business School found something reassuring: When you ask for advice, the people you’re asking tend to find you more competent, not less.

Watch the latest Science of Us animated video to find out why, and we’d also advise you to check out our previous episode explaining the unnecessary freakout over “hookup culture.” You can also take a gander at our archive to find all of our episodes, and, as always, come back next week for a brand-new entry in the Science of Us animated-video series. 

How to Sound Smart When You’re Feeling Dumb