How do others look at you? Are you likeable? Do people want to be around you and follow you? If you’re a leader it’s important to be liked. Of course, you have to have a certain level of authority and your subordinates won’t like every thing you do. But it’s still important to be likeable if you want to be successful in your leadership role.
So what makes some people more likeable than others? There are many reasons, but most likeable people share some common habits that draw people to them and make them easier to like. Here are just a few:
- They Focus on Others First – When people take the time and genuine interest in other people they are more likeable. They don’t spend their time worrying about themselves, or about things. They put people first.
- Passionate and Positive – Irresistible people are very positive. They look for the good in people and situations. They look for reasons to be happy and help others be happy. They still have problems like everyone else, but they look for the positive.
- They Don’t Fake it – Likeable people are very authentic. They don’t have to fake energy or happiness. They are who they are and they live up to that expectation instead of trying to create a false persona.
- They Have Integrity and Respect – Likeable people treat others with respect, no matter who they are. From the janitor to the CEO, they treat ALL people the right way and never act like they are better than anyone else. They also have integrity and they do what they say they will do. Their actions always match their words.
Likeable people understand the importance of these traits and habits and they live them. If you want to be more likeable then try putting these habits into practice.