12 tips to make you easily likable!
Learning new people skill is always a big plus in our lives, it’s priceless, and that’s because it is one skill we make use of almost every day of our lives.
You can imagine how these tips make our lives easier and more fun.
Here you’ll learn how to become easily likable, with easy tips you can apply to get instant results you’ll love.
Yes, and that’s so because we all work towards possessing good qualities that makes us attractive and easy going with other people. We want to enjoy our time with people by exhibiting good characters, we want to also make new friends and build our networking skills.
All these tips are based on the key and deepest human urge: “the desire to be important”.
In any way you can, make the other person feel important and you’ve won that person’s heart.
Greet people (with a smile)
Greeting means a lot, it’s a good way to recognize and appreciate the other person’s presence. It has been passed down through generations in different cultures.
A good greeting always go with a warm smile and a good eye contact to show the person how pleased you are to come in contact with him/her. It’s always a good form of first impression.
Simple greeting: ‘Hi’ ‘Hello’ ‘Good day’, a hug, handshakes and other gestures are key people skills.
People who don’t greet are most times referred to as not cool, not friendly, being rude, unhappy, or a snub. Everyone likes a person who greets. To become easily likable, learn to greet people always with a heartfelt smile.
Call people by their name
We value our names a lot more than any other word. And when people use our names more, we tend to connect better with them easily.
“Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language”– Dale Carnegie
People are proud of their names, some donate millions to have a building or a landmark named after them. So make every effort to remember people names!
Take time to concentrate, repeat and fix each name in your mind.
Show excitement (when meeting people)
People will mainly be attracted to friends who are always excited to see them. Sometimes people isolate themselves from other people for a while just to build up this feeling of excitement from the other person, a feeling of being appreciated.
When you meet up or come in contact with people, show excitement, a little animation is cool, be lavish in smile and praise, let the other person feel your excitement. And be rest assured, you’ll be loved for it.
Give sincere compliments and genuine praise
Leaving friendly compliments as you go about your daily activities build little flames of friendship that rewards in long term.
A sincere compliment can make a person’s day.
People want to be appreciated and when you do that they will like you more and appreciate you too. Become easily likable by Saying something nice with a smile, about their look, eyes, outfit or anything cool you notice about them. This act will also boost your self-confidence and increase your self-esteem.
Listen (with your whole body)
You can relate to how you feel when you’re having a good or important conversation with a person and the person isn’t listening attentively, you can feel the person’s mind is somewhere else. Not cool right?
Being a good listener requires practice and choice.
- You encourage others to talk about themselves
- You choose to be interested in what they are saying
- Then you position your body towards the person, maintaining eye contact, eliminating interruption, you node and ask a few questions to show you are interested.
Show care and interest in others
Very little people do actually show real care, people are interested in themselves, their wants and problems a hundred times more than others’. As the saying goes,
“A boil on one’s neck interests one more than forty earthquakes which kills a million people.”
Learn to sincerely ask people how they are doing, about their family, education, jobs and the other things.
Be willing to do things for others, sacrifice your time and energy for them. Be there for others in good and tough times, this connects people better than many other things.
“If you want others to like you, if you want to develop real friendships, if you want to help others at the same time as you help yourself, Become genuinely interested in other people”
– Dale Carnegie
Give a firm handshake
Study shows that the quality of a handshake makes a real difference. Also, handshakes are usually an introductory ritual that takes place when people meet, it’s first contact you make with the other person so it means a lot .
A firm handshake shows openness to new experience and sociability, while a weak handshake shows shyness and anxiety.
People do create response based on the quality of your handshake. And weak handshakes generates less approving response.
Appreciate people whenever they do something good for you.
Since people cherish and love to be appreciated, why not be lavish with it? Why not make them feel really special for their act of kindness? And then you will be sure of these three things, the person will:
- Like you more
- Not hesitate to do more for you the next time
- Appreciate you too
Most times a sincere appreciation is all they need from you in return and it gives them a sense of joy and fulfillment.
Ask for advice
People do feel special and important when you ask them for advice, and why is that? It’s so because it shows you actually do value their opinion or you see them as experienced or knowledgeable enough to assist you, and people love that feeling.
So ask people what they think about anything, ask them a little advice or solution to a problem. It’s also a great way to start a conversation.
Good appearance (nice outfits and good personal hygiene)
Your outward appearance matter a whole lot when it comes to making a good first impression. Good outfit, neat shoes, good smell, neat hair and more are always a big plus.
Avoid bad body smell, bad hair, bad breathe, dirty clothes, or shabby shoes, it’s an instant turn off.
Wear good shoes, your shoes define you a lot. And your hair too.
Do something nice
Little acts like holding the door, giving a person a lift, helping a person to carry some excess load, offering someone a free meal or drink makes you become easily likable and can win you good friends.
Keep been nice to people and offer to help if you can and soon you’ll have friends in many places which is a big plus too.
Tell good stories, be well informed
You are not the only one that love funny friends that tell good stories, most people do! Okay, you know that already 😉
We like people that we can learn from, people that has something good to say about almost everything, well informed people. And to become easily likable, you have to put in a little time into learning more outside your scope of knowledge.
So try to fill up your cylinders with good information by reading newspapers, magazines, blogs and several online stories and information, also read good books and observe things that are happening around you the best stories comes from there.
Learn intelligent quotes and apply them in your conversations, it makes you look intelligent. It works always.
I can tell you’re smiling now, because you’ve learnt some people skills and how to become easily likable, you can’t wait to try out. That’s great! Kindly share with us what you think in the comment box?
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