Eight Tips for Making Yourself Likable:
- Be easily impressed, entertained, and interested.
- Have a friendly, open, engaged demeanor.
- Remember trait transfer.
- In “trait transfer,” whatever you say about other people influences how people see you. If you describe a co-worker as brilliant and charismatic, your acquaintance will tend to associate you with those qualities. Conversely, if you describe a co-worker as arrogant and obnoxious, those traits will stick to you. So watch what you say.
- Laugh at yourself.
- Radiate energy and good humor.
- Show your liking for another person.
- Try to remember the person’s name!
Studies suggest that we decide how close a relationship we’ll have with a new acquaintance within the first ten minutes of meeting that person, and that in evaluating people, we weigh early information more heavily than information acquired later. So make a big effort to be openly friendly the first time you meet someone.
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