Up next in How to Improve Your Communication Skills (68 videos)
Whether you're dealing with friends, family, a lover, or co-workers, you'll benefit from the communication skills taught in this Howcast video series. Among the advice included: how to tell someone off; how to deliver an ultimatum; how to complain; how to solve creative differences; how to give a compliment; how to take criticism; how to apologize; how to read social cues; how to learn to say no; and much more.
You Will Need
- Friendly disposition
- Vague answers
- Exaggerated greetings
- Security lights
- Security cameras
- Security system sign
- Fence, trees, or bushes
Maintain a friendly disposition. The last thing you want is a snooper for an enemy.
Don't answer questions
Be vague when they ask questions. If they ask, "Where are you going?" simply answer, "Out."
Exaggerate your greetings. Be overly animated when you see them and broadly smile and wave.
Approach your neighbor in a respectful manner and mention you have noticed their inquiring ways.
Stare back if approaching them has not helped. It may temporarily distract them and forward their attention toward another neighbor.
Install security lights
Install motion detector lights around your home and keep your doors locked.
Install cameras – real or fake – around your home. You can also put up a sign that says you have had a home security system installed.
Block their gaze by erecting a privacy fence or planting trees or bushes.