The Simple Recipe To Being a Nice and Likeable Person

The Simple Recipe To Being a Nice and Likeable Person
  1. When meeting people for the first time or even talking to an acquaintance, it is important to be genuinely interested in others.
  2. The ability to accept them for who they are as a person, regardless of their flaws.

Being witty, well-read, and attractive can help make a good impression but it won't matter unless the two rules above are also applied. 

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Common Errors While In The Company of Others
  1. Talking about yourself too much.
  2. Asking questions only for the sake of discovering secrets and expose someone else's mistakes.
  3. Telling a scripted story and being oblivious to the fact that other people don't care or being aware that others don't care, but still continues to tell the story.
  4. Seeing a conversation as a possible chance to debate or fight. It makes other people walk on eggshells in order to avoid disputes.
  5. Mocking someone for their misfortunes, defects, and deformities of any kind.

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“The most powerful person in the world is the story teller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.”

Using The Benjamin Franklin Effect
  • Remember that the favor matters more than its scope. In most cases, the increase in rapport comes from the fact that the other person does you a favor.
  • Use reciprocity, by performing a small favor shortly before asking for one.
  • After asking for a favor, perform a small favor in return, to increase the likelihood of being helped again.
  • Be realistic with regards to who you asking for favors and what you are asking for.
  • Remember that how you ask for the favor is also important and affects your success rates. In most cases being kind and polite is the ideal.

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