Habits of Highly Likable People & How to Learn Them

May 31st, 2016

likable people

We’re all more likely to do business and build professional networking and personal relationships with people we like.  So that brings up the question — what are the psychological habits of the most likable, charismatic, and charming people?

To uncover the habits, HubSpot’s blog author Scott Tousley dove deep into research and studies of behavioral psychology. If you want to transform from awkward and shy, to charming people you meet … check out the following tips, validated by research. Read the full article here, The 9 Habits of Insanely Likable and Charismatic People. Below we pulled a few key points for your reading pleasure.

Some Habits of Highly Likable People:

  • They have positive and negative empathy. People who possess positive empathy don’t get jealous, they get excited when something good happens to someone else. Negative empathy is the ability to comfort others when they’re down.
  • They are humble. 
  • They are vulnerable.  Brene Brown, a social psychologist with 10 years of experience of studying vulnerability, gave one of the most watched TED Talks of all time with over 25 million views….watch her talk, The Power of Vulnerability. By failing and sharing our failures we become more likable.

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