Relationships Smart Not Hard: 11 Simple Hacks to Become a More Likeable Individual
Relationships Smart Not Hard: 11 Simple Hacks to Become a More Likeable Individual
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Relationships Smart Not Hard: 11 Simple Hacks to Become a More Likeable Individual

When people enjoy your presence, you glide through life as easily as a hot knife through melted butter.

1. When people talk to you, don’t let your eyes wander off to any kind of screen.

This is without question the number one annoying habit of most people living in the digital age. It’s extremely hard to get rid of it, but as far as human communication goes, there’s nothing more worth trying.

2. Look directly into people’s eyes when saying hello or goodbye.

With regard to social interactions, namely casual greetings, genuine eye contact makes a world of difference, even if we’re passing by a stranger. Simply put: you notice and you are noticed.

“Eye contact is way more intimate than words will ever be.”

~ Faraaz Kazi

3. Flash a smile when saying hello or goodbye.

Turn this into an automatic routine. When looking at the person you’re meeting or passing by, smile as if you were truly happy to see them.

4. Don’t complain every single time you’re asked: “How are you doing?”

People have enough on their plates. Instead of unloading your burdens on them, ask good questions about what they care about, and listen (!).

5. Offer a firm handshake.

Firm handshake equals firm character. Weak handshake equals weak character. Period.

6. Call people by their names when addressing them.

When we hear our name, we become more alert. We tune in.

7. Ask people how to pronounce their names correctly.

This should be a no-brainer, but many people would rather take a guess, hence mispronounce. If you’re not sure, ask straight away. Even better, ask: “How do you like to be called?”

8. Don’t mess up people’s names when addressing them in writing.

If your email starts with the recipient’s misspelled name, your expectations of receiving the desired answer should be substantially lower.

9. Don’t gossip.

Imagine that one person you know who everyone wants to be friends with. They are usually those who never talk behind people’s backs.

“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”

~ Socrates

10. Respect and keep secrets.

When you’re told: “Don’t tell anyone!”don’t tell anyone. And that includes your best friend, mother, husband, or your cat.

11. Notice what others don’t see.

Pay attention to what’s going on with people.

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