Well, no. You can't actually MAKE someone like you. But you can behave in ways that will make it slightly more likely.
We all want to feel that other people like us, that they seek our company, that they enjoy being with us. Having close relationships is one of the most meaningful elements to happiness. Also, social contact brings a big boost in mood-for extroverts and introverts alike (surprising though this may seem).
To form a friendship, you must like someone. But you must also be likeable.
How can you boost the chances that someone will like you? Here are seven strategies to keep in mind:
1. Smile. No, this doesn't come as shock, but studies do show that the amount of time you smile during a conversation has a direct impact on how friendly you're perceived to be.
2. Be easily impressed, entertained, and interested. Most people get more pleasure from wowing you with their humor and insight than from being wowed by your humor and insight.
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