Being likeable may not only be enough, you have to be extremely proficient and capable in your respective fields. But once you ace the fundamentals of your domain your likeability is what makes you stand out in the madding crowd and makes the game of your presence strong.
How do we define likeability in general? It is your friendliness with people to communicate and open up to them to convey your point of view. It is relevance which you generate with others to understand their needs, likes and wants. It is empathy that is necessary to recognize, compliment and acknowledge their efforts. It is genuineness that people tend to look up to and find you authentic.
Despite being charismatic and fascinating by birth one need to polish their skills and maintain their likeability. We have come up with some authentic and useful ways to maintain your charms. Have a look!
- PRACTICE 3 Cs
The 3 Cs we are talking about here are Compliment, be Considerate and Cooperate. Bear in mind that recognition goes a long way. Recognizing someone’s efforts in public gives them an electrical boost that is remembered for life. Be generous when complimenting them and your positive feedback. This demonstrates that you truly value their presence in your life and it can genuinely make them feel better. In return you get them to adore and respect you infinitely.
Small gestures like holding the door open for people behind you, helping an elderly person cross the roads, getting food and clothes for the homeless and even letting someone come in front of you in line at the coffee shop will keep you grounded and leave you more considerate in getting along well with others.
- BE PRESENTABLE
Your appearance matters a lot. It adds heaps loads of value to your presence around others. You just cannot make people comfortable around you dressed up shabbily; stink like rats and wearing tattered dusty shoes. Being presentable includes dressing up well and according to the occasions, accessorizing accordingly like wearing a wrist watch from one of the best watch brands can enhance the charisma of your persona to no bounds. Wearing a patent fragrance can leave people spell bound too.
You must have heard the saying “smile, it increases your face value” and rightly so people get attracted to smiley faces. No one prefers talking to a frowning or a sad face. Smile is one body language that increases your likeability to almost 50% more. While you interact with someone, your facial expressions should also be in sync with your expressions. It is certainly of great importance that people will forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel. So smile and spread happiness.
- DO NOT JUDGE AND BE REAL
Interaction with people without judging and sans the fear of being judged gives way to incredible amount of success, expansion and likeability. We tend to get attracted to people who are not negative neither do they like to spread negativity.
Being real makes you grounded. Do not pose to be someone you cannot actually be in the longer run. It affects your authenticity and people stop believing in whatever you say. People tend to avoid hanging out with such people. so be what you are.