Our team at Olympus Executives is interested in the intricacies of social interaction. Certain people seem to be extremely comfortable in such situations while others struggle with them. We have found that it is largely the habits maintained by the former group that make them likable. Fortunately for the latter group, the right practices can easily be adopted.
Form Personal Connections: If you are in a crowded room or talking with a group, strive to create the sense of a one-on-one conversation. Likable people are engaged in interaction and communicate on a very personal level.
Be Approachable: At Olympus Executives, we have realized that it is extremely important to maintain approachable body language. Sustain a welcoming stance to communicate to others that you are happy to talk with them.
Be Humble: Many professionals want to talk up their accomplishments. Of course, this does little more than turn others off. Always be humble when interacting with others and show genuine interest in them, rather than just bragging about yourself.
Remain Positive: Finally, positive people tend to be far more likable than their more negative counterparts. In general, everyone wants to be in an atmosphere of positivity. As such, we are all drawn to happy people.
These habits of likable people are easy for anyone to develop. We have found them to be highly useful when fostering close relationships.