You always are vying for respect versus like, but the truth is, if people like you and enjoy working with you, the more likely you are to be promoted, to get a raise, to be the person that people bring onto their team. So how do you become more likeable? Number one is, you stop focusing on yourself. One of the things that happens in an economy like this, is people start to get really competitive, when in fact, there is an abundance of opportunity out there. So what I want you to do is to be collaborative, to ask people what they're working on, to ask if there's anything you can do to help. If you have a great idea, ask someone else if they'd like to be on your team. Make the projects that you're working on seem like real fun. And that's the key: to be fun. It's so hard, you know. Like, work is hard. It's called work for a reason, and the more fun you can be, the more you're able to exude a sense of humor, the more light-hearted you can be You know, it's It's work hard, but have fun at it. You're going to be the person that people want on their team, and that's what, at the end of the day, is going to help people like you, and what's going to ensure that you get, and keep, the job.