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Likeability

Updated 01/09/2017


  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.

                                                                                                                                                                   Click on object to enlarge


  
   7 Small Things People Use to Decide If They Like You  |  Forbes, Dr. Travis Bradberry          01/10/2017
   The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard
    to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.


   10 Traits of Likeable People  |   LifeHack.org, Evan West
    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


   13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People  |  Linkedin, Dr. Travis Bradberry                                  01/27/2015
   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

   13 Things Highly Likeable People Do Differently  |  LifeHack.org, Robert Locke
   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