Most want to be liked yet defining exactly what it
is, how you acquire or learn it, is something that
eludes many yet most want it. Here resides items
we have uncovered that brought insight into what
this essential characteristic is for success.
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Imaging walking into work and you're greeted with smiles and enthusiastic hellos
from all your co-workers; while you make your way through the building you feel
like a rock-star. You shake everyone's hand, get pats on the back, and you being
there leaves the entire place feeling more uplifted. Your friends with everyone
and your boss loves you.
- They aren't insure - They provide value
- They're genuine - They don't settle for small talk
- They don't judge - They touch people
- They're positive - They don't shy away
- They don't complete - They genuinely like people
Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural,
unteachable traits that belong to only a lucky few - the good looking, the fiercely social,
and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being
likeable is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence (EQ).
- They ask questions - They use positive body language
- They put away their phones - They leave a strong first impression
- The are genuine - They greet people by name
- The don't pass judgement - They smile
- They don't seek attention - They know when to open up
- They are consistent - They know who to touch (and they touch them)
- They balance passion and fun
If you have ever wondered why some people are so popular, try observing how they behave.
They know instinctively that the power of networking is what really counts in the workplace.
They also realize that being highly likable is the key to friendship and successful relationships.
- They use names as identity tags - They are genuine
- They are active listeners - They are open minded
- They use touch discreetly - They are able to learn from failure
- They are almost always positive - They are happy and calm
- They are patient - They speak clearly
- They are empathetic - They are non-judgemental
- They make great team members or leaders