It’s easy, with all the hustle and bustle of modern life, to forget the simple things that you can do and say to make you more likeable. We all know the basic skills that make us likeable, but rushing around, as we do, can make us forget them, so slow down and read these simple things that will make you more likeable to everyone:
1. Use magic words.
You tell your kids to mind their manners, but it’s amazing how many adults don’t. Just a few seconds, is all it takes, to add a ‘please’ or a ‘thank you’ to the end of a sentence and it will make all the difference. A lot of shop assistants and bartenders could do with relearning this lesson too!
2. Accept that you don’t know everything
No one likes a ‘know-it-all’ person, so you can increase the number of people that like you by simply not pretending that you know everything. Other people have valid points of view and know things that you don’t, so listen up! You might learn something useful.
3. Look on the bright side
Lighten up a little, because no one loves a pessimist. If you want to make new friends, then learn to have some fun, because it isn’t all bad. There must be something positive that you have to talk about!
4. Always be honest
Telling the truth is a quality that everyone appreciates. If people find out that you have lied, they won’t stay friends for long and no one will ever want to confide in you again. Honesty, but with tact, that’s a way to be more likeable for sure.
5. Give your time to other people
Don’t expect anything in return for favours and be prepared to give your time freely. People don’t need your money to be your friend, but generosity with your time is priceless.
6. Be a good listener
People like to be listened to and they hate being talked over and preached to. Be more willing to listen, and people will want to talk to you more. It’s a simple courtesy that people will appreciate.
7. Smile more
It’s hard not to like someone who smiles a lot, because a smile cheers you up too. Smile, when you meet someone you know, smile at strangers, smile, even if you are feeling a bit down, it will help you become a whole lot more likable.
8. Give compliments
Everyone likes it when someone says something nice about them. A sincere compliment can really give someone a boost and giving people your kind words is guaranteed to make you a more likeable person.
9. Don’t force your will on people
Be willing to compromise with people and don’t be too pushy. You can’t expect to get your own way all the time, so be prepared to do things that other people want to do sometimes. Life is all about give and take and you are a giver sometimes; people will like you for it.
10. Show that you care
The simplest way that you can become more likeable is to care about other people. Don’t always put yourself first. Care enough to offer a helping hand when it’s needed, even if that means putting yourself out a bit and then people will really start to like you, for who you really are.
What other things make people more likable?