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Are you a Likeable Person? Top Qualities of Likeable People, Part 1
We all want to be liked. It’s part of being human and actually has evolutionary roots in being an accepted part of a community. It’s also a very important part of being successful in referral marketing.
Why is it that some people just seem so instantly likeable? People are attracted to them wherever they go, and they have that special quality that just makes you want to be around them more? What is it?
As it turns out, it comes down to consistently demonstrating such qualities that radiate a sense of self-worth that comes from within and simply being other-oriented. Practice these qualities daily, and you’ll be more likeable than ever before.
Treat every person with respect Whether interacting with your biggest client or the receptionist at the front desk, likeable people are unfailingly polite and respectful – to everyone. They understand that no matter how nice they are to the person they’re having lunch with, it’s all out the window if that person sees them being rude toward someone else. Likeable people genuinely treat everyone with respect because they believe they’re no better than anyone else.
Have integrity People with high integrity are likeable because they follow their own moral compass. Integrity is a simple concept but a difficult thing to practice. To demonstrate integrity every day, likeable people follow through, they avoid talking bad about other people, and they do the right thing, even when it hurts or it’s hard.
Smile People naturally (and unconsciously) mirror the body language of the person they’re talking to. If you want to be likeable, smile at them during conversations and they will unconsciously return the favor and feel good as a result.
Be passionate Likeable people are never bored, because they see life as an amazing adventure and approach it with a joy that is contagious and other people want to be a part of. They genuinely love life and relish in all its pleasures, great and small.
It’s not a science, and being likeable isn’t necessarily a gift either, it’s just living and breathing these fundamental qualities that make us good human beings. Likeable people think about other people more than they think about themselves, and they make other people feel liked, respected, understood, and seen. Just remember: the more you focus on others, the more likeable you’ll be.