How to Get People to Like You

Everyone likes to be liked. Make friends and gain popularity by showing kindness to others and the rest will take care of itself.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Exude energy Exude energy and a genuine identity. Maintain solid personal beliefs and ideas, but keep an open mind.
  • Step 2: Allow people in Allow people to learn who you are on the inside. Be approachable, open, receptive, and a confidant who holds their trust by not revealing secrets.
  • TIP: Accept that some people will like you and some will not no matter what you do. You can't win them all.
  • Step 3: Show empathy Listen with empathy, relating to people through personal experience so they don't feel alone.
  • Step 4: Give to get Follow the Golden Rule -- treat others the way you'd like to be treated. Help out whenever and however you can. Be generous with your time.
  • Step 5: Note little things Comment on the little things others do that you appreciate, and encourage people to be better. Be their fan and be supportive.
  • Step 6: Be active Be active, be seen, and be liked. Participate in community or charity events or join school activities and clubs to get known and accepted. You'll have a full social calendar and have to turn down invitations before you know it.
  • FACT: Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies since it was first published in 1937.

You Will Need

  • Energy
  • Sincerity
  • Trust
  • Openness
  • Empathy
  • Generosity
  • Social interaction

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