Thought for the day

11 habits of ridiculously likeable people

Being likeable is under your control & it is a matter of emotional intelligence.

1. They are genuine. No one likes a fake person. Being genuine & honest is essential to being likeable.

2. They ask thoughtful questions. They keep asking questions in order to listen. They listen to you so well that you would be surprised as to how much respect & appreciation you gain.

3. They don't pass judgement. They are open minded, approachable & interesting to others.

4. They don't seek attention. Simply bring friendly & considerate is all you need to win people over. They are appreciatI've of others.

5. They are consistent. Highly reliable. They handle people well at all times even when your mood goes up & down on occasions.

6. They use positive body language. How you say is more important than what you say. They bring their positivity by using an enthusiastic tone,  uncrossing of arms, maintaining a steady eye contact & leaning towards the person to whom they are speaking etc.

7. They leave a strong first impression. It is tied to your positive body language. They are masters in handling their body with language.

8. They greet people by name. Your name is an essential part of your identity & each of us feel terrific when people use it.

9. They smile. Of you want people to like you, smile at them during a conversation & likeable people are great practitioners.

10. They know who to touch & they touch them. A simple touch, a friendly handshake, a hug is all it takes to bring positive feelings towards others. You need to touch the right person in a right way with the right intent.

11. They balance passion with fun. These are the kinds of people who are serious at work yet friendly. They minimise gossip & small talk; focus on having meaningful interactions with other people.

They are invaluable & unique. They network with ease, elan & promote harmony at workplace. Add these skills to your repertoire & watch the liveability graph.

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S Iyer (Advisor - EF)