How to Become a More Likeable Colleague?

A person’s likeability can contribute to his or her success or failure. Being likeable is one trait almost every leader possesses. They cannot enjoy the support of the people under their leadership if they are not likeable. At work, a manager will be able to get the employees’ support if people find him or her easy to get along with.

The following are ten traits of a likeable person. Having these qualities will surely assist in becoming more likeable.

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Keep it Straight

A person who “keeps it straight” is someone who has a positive attitude. While you can argue that every person has positive attitudes, there are not many people who have this trait when things are not going well or as expected. It’s easy to stay positive during good times but when things turn for the worst, it’s simply difficult to keep the attitude.

So how do you keep a positive attitude in difficult and trying times?

  • Develop skills of self-serving illusions. Instead of dwelling on the negative feelings over something that didn’t go right, think about something good that has happened recently in a similar situation. By remembering these little jolts of optimism and positive energy, you are able to divert your attention on the negative energy.
  • Keep yourself distracted from negative thoughts especially those that concern you. Learn how not to dwell on it. After all, what’s done is done.
  • Think of the negative setbacks as attributes of external causes and not self-inflicted. Don’t beat up yourself thinking that it was your fault. By accepting the turn of events, it will be easier to move on.
  • Set a simple goal for yourself and try to be positive for 30 days. Think about your goal and act on it. This little change can make a big difference in your life.

Be Engaged And Passionate

Avoid weakness by overdoing things. Strength taken to excess spells weakness. Don’t get too high or too low. Don’t expect too much and don’t go overboard.

??It’s almost easy for people to like those who are engaged and passionate in life. How often do you find keynote speakers who can draw crowds in incredible numbers? They are so good in what they do that other people draw inspiration from them just by listening to what they have to say.

Develop a Sense of Good Humor

People who are able to make others laugh are easy to like. Getting entangled in the grind of daily life can make you forget to find time to laugh or smile about simple things. That’s why you want to hang out with those whose simple jokes or anecdotes can give you a good laugh.

Do Things in Good Faith

If you do things in good faith, it will be easy to assume goodwill in other people. Because you don’t get easily influenced by discouraging words about people’s behavior in general, you can look at things quite objectively and give others the benefit of the doubt. If you keep this attitude, it will be difficult to be affected easily by negativity.

Be Generous with Compliments

Every individual appreciates even the smallest compliment given by someone they look up to. By being generous with words of appreciation and praise for jobs accomplished or missions completed, you inspire other people to work even harder with the next job assignment. It’s not about how grand or big the compliment is, but sincerity counts more.

By being likeable, you are not just increasing the number of people who know you to like you, but you are also increasing the number of unknown people who might have heard about you and who would like you, too. How cool is that?

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