7 Qualities of Likable People

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By Alyaa Sadek 

They listen and ask questions

They listen and ask questions

Listening to people and asking proper questions, rather than jumping into conversations and forcing your opinion, makes others feel more appreciated rather than being rushed.

 

 

 

They Don’t Compete

They Don’t Compete

 

Having a conversation with them is easy and natural; it doesn’t feel like they are in a constant competition. Instead, they view conversations as opportunities to connect and create deeper relationships with others.

 

 

They’re GenuineFriends drinking coffee and having a serious chatLikeable people are proud to be themselves and never try to be something they aren’t.  If they don’t know something, they admit it. If you don’t agree with a statement someone else has made, don’t grin and bear it. Instead, honestly admit that you don’t see it the same way.

 

 

 

They Give Compliments

They Give Compliments

 

Try to notice the special traits in others, this way you will avoid becoming a self-centered person. People will subconsciously remember what you said. It will also amplify their self-confidence and nourish their self-esteem.

 

They Put Away Their Phones

USA, New Jersey, Jersey City, Father and son (8-9) sitting at table

 

Nothing will turn someone off you like a mid-conversation email-check or even a simple quick glance at your phone. When you commit to a conversation, focus all your energy on it. It will give more meaning when you immerse yourself in it.

 

 

 

They Don’t Pass Judgment

They Don’t Pass Judgment

 

To be likeable, you must try to be open-minded. It makes you more interesting and welcoming to others. This of course doesn’t mean you must condone their behavior, it simply means you quit passing judgment enough to see the world through their eyes.

 

 

 

They Smilethey smile

Smiling is the easiest way to make yourself and others feel better. It’s a well-researched phenomenon that people naturally mirror the body language of the person they’re talking to. So, smile at them during conversations and they will unconsciously return the favor and feel good as a result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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