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Unique Habits of Ridiculously Likeable People
Most of us want to be more likeable. If we are honest, many of us believe that likeable characteristics come at birth. Some people are just the lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented.
Dr. Travis Bradberry says that this is a misconception. He shares 11 habits of ridiculously likeable people. He says that we all have an EQ – Emotional Intelligence. Ninety percent of top performers have high EQs, people with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than people with low EQs, and a single-point increase in your EQ adds $1,300 to your salary.
To help you improve your EQ, Dr. Bradberry did some digging to uncover the key behaviors that emotionally intelligent people engage in that make them so likeable.
They are genuine.
They ask thoughtful questions.
They don’t pass judgment.
They don’t seek attention.
They are consistent.
They use positive body language.
They leave a strong first impression.
They greet people by name.
They know who to touch (and they touch them).
They balance passion and fun.
Bringing It All Together
Likeable people are invaluable and unique. They network with ease, promote harmony in the workplace, bring out the best in everyone around them, and generally seem to have the most fun. Add these skills to your repertoire and watch your likeability soar!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of the #1 bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart, the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training, serving more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies. His bestselling books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries. Dr. Bradberry has written for, or been covered by, Newsweek, TIME, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Harvard Business Review.