By Alyaa Sadek
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
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 GenuineLikeable 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
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
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
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.
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.