Learn how to be an exceptionally likeable person…
It’s a scientifically proven fact that all people unconsciously answer two questions when they meet someone for the first time:
- Do I trust this person?
- Do I respect this person?
All people do this. When we trust, we feel safe. It’s linked to our base survival needs.
So where do you think you fall on the likeability scale? Think about for a moment.
Even if you self-rate fairly well, you are going to want to up your game in establishing trust and credibility with people you want to build relationships with. If you want to know how to be likeable – and for people to see that you are a trustworthy and credible person, who they must get to know – then you have found the right resource.
Or read on…
Here are some things you can do to learn how to be likeable:
How to be liked as soon as someone meets you
1. First and foremost, you need to be great with you
Consider that your relationship with yourself is your foundation to everything. If you don’t trust or believe in yourself than no one else will. Likable people like themselves!
So, focusing on building and nourishing a great relationship with you is paramount for your success in all areas of life.
When you’re good with you, people will feel your vibe. They’ll feel they can trust you immediately. You’ll exude confidence and be someone other people like to be around.
2.Do what you say you’ll do like it’s a law
Honor your word. When you tell someone you’re going to be somewhere at a certain time or do something, DO IT!
When a challenge arises and you can’t do what you said you’d do, as soon as you realize the issue, communicate about it and re-promise. Be someone people can depend on because it’s rare. It’s a simple way to immediately show that you’re someone others can count on.
3.Use your body to express warmth and approachability
Use body language signals to express that you’re inviting and friendly. Don’t cross your arms or legs. Smile. When you’re listening to people lean in or nod your head to show you’re listening to them.
And dress polished too. You may also want to consider you’re unique style because they way you dress attracts specific people.
The secret to how to be likeable is to be charismatic. Charisma is a quality unique to likeable people.They get highly engaged in others and they focus on them. Let people you’re with lead the conversation. When they speak, be highly interested and engage them. Make them feel as if what they are saying is magical. Not in a fake way. Really find something intriguing in what they are saying and get curious about it. Listen carefully. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone is fascinating. Find out what makes them tick. They will walk away feeling listened to and experience that you really care – and they will like you.
5.Be authentic and truthful
Great people can easily detect liars and inauthenticity. So to learn how to be liked, one of the traits you need to take on is be open and honest. There’s nothing to hide.
Admit to your mistakes when you make them. We all make mistakes and when you are honest about them, you show you’re someone that can be trusted. Tell on yourself. Here’s a quick example: “Not very many people know this, but I was fired from my first job. But I kind of deserved it. After that I smartened up. But what I learn from that was…”
Use these five tactics and you’ll be instantly likeable.
And, if you’re someone who wants to be seen as extraordinary in business and life you’ll want to grab this free PDF guide: 11 Laws of Likeability. It’ll have you make incredible first and lasting impressions with everyone you meet.