Not many are born likeable, and when you’re one of the likeable ones, then people would even adore you for the traits that you aren’t sure if exist. These traits could be your smile, wit, way of talking or even your energy level.
Although many of us believe that being likeable just comes out naturally, and there is nothing one can do about it. So in this blog, you’ll learn how it is not true and what you can do to be likeable.
In the comment section, tell us what else you believe can be done. We’ll be waiting for your suggestions!
1. Positive mood
If you want to make others feel happy when they’re around you, you should be in a positive mood. In an optimistic company, people tend to become more positive and happy.
Smile when you meet someone for the first time. It makes them remember you. Many studies have found that we tend to like those people who smile the most.
3. Find what’s common
According to a classic study by Theodore Newcomb, we tend to like people who share common interests with us. So, finding common likes and dislikes could be a good start to a great friendship.
4. Make friends with their friends
The social network theory says that two people are likely to be closer when they have a mutual friend. Just how we happily accept a friend request on Facebook when a person has a mutual friend with us.
5. Have a sense of humor
Having a sense of humor is very important, as more than 80% of people report that a sense of humor is the most important quality they look for in a friend. Well, who likes a boring friend anyway?
6. Don’t always compliment
According to the gain-loss theory of interpersonal attractiveness, your positive comments will have a better impact only if you deliver them occasionally. Nobody likes people who always butter.
7. Occasionally reveal your flaws
People will like you more after you make some kind of bloomer at times. Many studies back the fact that pointing out your vulnerability adds to your attractiveness and trustworthiness.
So, what’s your take on this? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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