We all want to be liked and the feeling that we are not accepted or liked is enough to make us sad. We would post our pictures on Facebook and Instagram if we never cared if people like us or not? Or why would fewer likes or no likes in an hour upset us and make us think if the picture was worth posting or not? We know not everyone can like us, but still, we make efforts to make ourselves more likable. Being liked by others boosts our ego, reduces the stress and makes life more enjoyable. Here are 10 ways you can get anyone to like you.
Be more courteous
True you are busy, but “please” and “thank you” never go out of fashion and are not even too big words to consume a hell lot of your time. It does not take a lot of time and effort to be courteous. Remember your manners as it will help you the long way towards being liked.
Treat others the way you wanted to be treated
You will never like if someone ignored you and your needs or was rude, so do not do it to others. If you respect people and treat them the way you want to be treated, they will think of you as a likeable person.
Your body language speaks a lot. If you think people do not like you, then you must be giving them wrong signals through your body language. If someone is talking with you and you are looking into an empty space, it will give the other person signals that you are rude, bored and disinterested. Make a reasonable amount of eye contact with people as they talk. And do not stare at them as it is threatening and rude.
A genuine smile has the power to make people around you happy. Do not bring people down. Smile and people will prefer to be around you.
Be compassionate and show some empathy. Show that you understand how they feel and they will feel warm around you. Saying, “I understand” and “I know how it feels” will give the person vibes that you two are on common ground and they can talk with you.
Do not look too assertive and dominant in conversation. Tilt your head slightly to one side while talking with someone and it will show that you are interested in what they are saying. When you tilt your neck, you expose your neck and arteries which tells the other person that you want to be friends.
The way you want people to listen to your opinion and story, same way others too want that. Give people a chance to put their opinion and story and they will wish to talk with you again. Give others a chance to talk and this way you will have a lot to learn.
Be generous and offer help
Offering help will make people like you. Show kindness by offering to carry the heavy bag, ask if they want coffee or offer someone lift in your car. These little things are not expensive but people will remember and appreciate you.
Sincerely compliment people
We all love compliments. So, genuinely compliment people about their looks, dress, book, haircut or anything. If the compliment is genuine, the other person will be pleased that you noticed and cared to compliment.
Be honest and truthful
Being honest with people is always in your best interest. If people believe you to be telling fake stories, no one will wish to be with you. A true friend would never lie. Honesty gives you an air of integrity that people will respect and come to trust.