adapted from an article by Andrew Thomas
Humans are emotional beings. We make decisions based on feelings and emotions. This truth applies to people, and how much we like them.
Likable people are more successful even if they aren’t as intelligent, skilled or experienced as others. People want to work with people they like – and they like helping them too. We need to start putting focus on the emotional intelligence side of our personal development.
As we strive to become more likable, we need to realize we will often fall prey to our ego getting in the way. We might allow fear and discomfort to affect our communication skills.
As a way to help you with your desire to become more likable, I have listed 28 habits of likable people that you can adopt in your daily life:
The 28 Habits of Likable People
If you take a good look at these habits, you will find that they can all be categorized under the ‘golden rule’.
The Golden Rule: Treat others in the same way you wish to be treated.
Applying the golden rule is simple, yet powerful. If you don’t want people to lie to you, then don’t lie to others. If you want people to put themselves in your shoes, and see things from your point of view, you must be willing to do the same for them. If you like how someone can listen to you and make you feel heard, then you must learn how to actively listen to others without passing judgement.
Some tools that may help you on your journey:
If you would like to enjoy a more connected and meaningful human experience take the time to incorporate these habits. Invest the time necessary to identify the ways in which you can improve your adherence to the golden rule.