June 9, 2017

How To Be More Likable In Every Situation

Would your life be easier if everybody liked you? Of course it would. It’s human nature to want to be liked by the people you interact with. Did you know that there are certain things you can do to be more likable? Apply these simple tips and tricks and you’ll be able to develop the people skills you need to be more likable.

Likeable woman is smiling at camera and showing her teeth

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When people like you it will make a positive impact on all aspects of your life. Whether you’re trying to make friends, network with other professionals, impress a recruiter, or schmooze a client, your likability is important. Luckily, this skill can be learned.

If you want to be more likable, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Be Confident
  2. Smile More
  3. Be Friendly
  4. Look People In The Eyes
  5. Remember People’s Names
  6. Ask Questions
  7. Be Genuine
  8. Show Enthusiasm
  9. Be Consistent
  10. Give Compliments
  11. Mind Your Body Language
  12. Go Beyond Just Idle Chit Chat
  13. Don’t Judge Others
  14. Nail The First Impression
  15. Stay Positive
  16. Listen To What People Are Saying
  17. Apologize When Necessary
  18. Put The Phone Away

None of these things are hard to do. It may require a bit of practice to master these people skills, but anyone can do it. Go ahead and try to do these things the next time you’r at a job fair, networking event, party, or office gathering. Are you ready to give it a try?

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About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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