Do you have to be born with a pleasant personality and exceptional people skills to be likable? The research suggests that you don’t. There are several quick ways you can transform yourself into someone that others find enjoyable to be around. A few simple ideas can drastically enhance your experiences with others.
Even if you don’t seem to connect well with others, you can make dramatic improvements to your social presence. Give it a try!
B1e the most memorable person in the room with these simple strategies.
9 Quick Ways To Be More Likable
1. Put your phone away.
Give the other person your full and undivided attention. Treat them as if they are the most interesting person you’ve ever met, and you’ll have a friend for life.
2. Ask questions.
Show interest by asking questions. Rather than spending all of your conversation time thinking of something witty to say, try asking questions instead. Most importantly, listen to the answers.
3. Be reliable.
Be on time and keep your word. Do what you say you’re going to do. Be prepared for meetings, dates, and other social engagements.
4. Do quick favors for others.
You don’t need to drive a new acquaintance to the airport, but do something small for people. You’ll earn some easy points and be seen as more likable. It can be as simple as getting someone a refill on their drink or grabbing a pad of paper from the company office supply closet for them.
Nothing puts others at ease like a smile. Not only do you make the other person feel better, but you feel better, too. A smile is a great way to begin any interaction.
6. Maintain your composure.
Likable people keep themselves under control. We feel better around those who have their emotions under control.
7. Be honest, but gentle.
Liars are never appreciated, but being too honest can be just as unlikable. Being honest doesn’t mean saying your every thought out loud! You might think someone has the ugliest nose you’ve ever seen, but that doesn’t mean you should tell them. What you say should be honest, but intelligently moderated.
8. Remember names and use them.
You know when someone doesn’t remember your name. It’s hard to hide. It also doesn’t feel very good. Make a concerted attempt to remember the name of everyone you meet. People love it when you’re able to greet them by name.
9. Be interesting.
Your work is only interesting to those you work with. Have interesting hobbies and share your experiences. Take a trip. Do something adventurous. Have a full life, and people will find you more likable.
Over to you
The most likable people you know share several traits. You can emulate these traits with a little work and attention and become just as likable. Be engaged and respectful, and others will enjoy spending time with you. You can develop new friendships wherever you go.
Use the people you know to your advantage. Think about the most likable people you know. What do you like about them? What do they do that you don’t? What behaviors do you exhibit that they don’t? With a little detective work and practice, you can be the most likable person you know!