Even the most undesirable people wouldn’t mind being liked and it is not as complicated as most people think. To make people like you, be good in conversation and be a good listener as well.
It is also important to create a comfortable environment for people you are dealing with, be warm and courteous. Being mindful of other people will also help you score points.
Be genuinely interested in people and learn from them while at the same time showing appreciation for their time and presence.
Although this may not work for everybody, it will collaborate with the majority of people. Here are other things that may help;
Good grooming practices
Appearances determine impressions. This is critical as somebody can dismiss you on the strength of your appearance. That is human nature and the way we were built. This does not mean that you have to dress expensively, but it is important to be clean.
Wear a cologne or perfume that is not too powerful; scents can make a huge difference. Having a good scent is a strong indicator of having confidence and self-assurity. Also the clothes you put on are just as important as your scent. Wear clean clothes and presentable shoes, as shoes are the first thing anyone notices about you. Also, make sure your body language is on point and always maintain eye contact during conversation.
People appreciate good humor that makes them laugh. Be humorous, but always draw the line as some people try to make others laugh but it falls flat on their faces leaving people annoyed, irritated and bored.
Again, communication goes beyond what you say and goes to how you say it. It is quite interlinked with grooming and body scent.
When conversing, try to keep conversations positive and also take the time to listen to other people. It is important to take the time to learn people and get to know what they like and what they don’t. This can be achieved by listening to what people say and observing their actions.
This is perhaps the most powerful tool, forget having a good cologne and communication skills. Even a smile from Hitler would make you think he is not such a bad guy after all.
It is said a smile can warm even the coldest of hearts. As straightforward and small as it sounds, it is true. A smile sends a signal goodwill, happiness, and pleasure. It makes the other party feel comfortable and at ease. So wherever you are, smile more, and you will be an instant hit. Mother Teresa put it more candidly; “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
Always watch the tone of your voice; it can make a big difference. Always speak to people in a friendly and pleasant sound. Try and talk slower than the other person and always take the floor in a bright tone so that the third party does not end up straining to listen to you. Flowing communication is important to be heard clearly and not be misinterpreted.
Strive to remember names
This has an incredible effect on people and makes them know that you were paying attention. A name has a personal touch and people like feeling special so try to remember people’s names, jot them down if you have to. Sow genuine interest. When you meet people, show a real need to actually remember them. It gets you a good impression, and the gesture is usually reciprocated.