Try this tactic on a person you want to get closer to: Be brave and reveal an embarrassing story from your past! While it might make you feel a little weird to bare your soul to them, it will also show this person that you trust them. Plus, it will be quite a relief to get it off your chest. Your story is a lot less humiliating than you think, and the shared laugh will help you two connect. Letting down your guard with someone is a very intimate act.