It can take as less as few seconds for people to make up their minds about you, and with that little time, everything from what you wear to what you say has an impact on the others. What's even more important is that your likeability can lead to success or failure at work- it's only important to make a good impression on people. We hear you, which is why we tell you how to be a more likeable person by following these six easy habits.
When people meet for the first time, too many always engage in some sort of a competition, trying to outwit each other. Truth be told, there will always be people better than you at something. Let them be better. Don't always try to win. Try to lose for it has its own benefits. Be complimentary, admit a failing or a weakness and be impressed with others. Whatever you say, say it with genuineness. That's what will make others like you.
Many studies have shown that people like people more who smell nice-but not overtly nice. So, when putting on cologne, steer clear of using two much. The fewer spritzes you take the better, otherwise you run a risk of giving a headache to everyone who comes in your vicinity. A spritz behind the ears, on the wrists and at the base of your throat, is all you need to be the man who smells good. After all, you want people to like you, not your fragrance.
Believe it or not but a non-sexual touch can influence behavior, make you more affable and increases the chances of compatibility. Of course the trick is to go easy (say a light tap on the shoulder or upper arm), make the touch seem casual and non-threatening. Touching seems like a more genuine greeting as opposed to a mere smile. Touch breaks down barriers-something which is sort of a prerequisite in being liked.
You want to look friendly, not shady. There's no need to resort to such a poser move. Girls and boys alike find this as a biggest turnoff. Putting on shades when not required is not only obnoxious, but it also creates a barrier between you and the other person. So, save those sunglasses for when it's actually required and take them off whenever you're talking to other people.
What most men fail to realize is how our hands take centre stage for many everyday things like-say- a job interview, a meeting, or a date. After all, who wants to shake hands with someone who has poor, unkempt nails? It's for these reasons why you should take care of your nails. It's a sign of a well-groomed man, and a well-groomed man is always more pleasant to be around.
If you don't have anything smart to say, don't say anything at all. Even if you have something to say which you're not sure of, don't say it- chances are you'll end up hurting/annoying someone. People who respond with a thoughtful question are liked more than people who reply with their own stories. So, resist the urge to jump in with your own comments and observations. Instead, be a man who listens and asks relevant questions-you'll be liked more.
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