About the author

    Payam Pakmanesh

    Payam writes about soft skills, psychology, and taking risks. He's been in tech for half a decade and has spent the last four years as a software engineer. Payam is originally from San Francisco, but has been bicoastal between San Francisco and New York for the last two years. In his free time he enjoys editing videos, playing soccer, and traveling. You can learn more about him on his blog, where you can download his free guide, 3 Unusual Hacks to Dramatically Be More Comfortable in Any Social Situation or follow him on Twitter @payampakmanesh.