Do you know someone that when others talk about them you frequently hear the words positive, respectable, and genuine?  These  likable people have habits, and these habits are what most of us strive to be good at.  Here are the habits of exceptionally likable people.

 1. They have a positive mental attitude both seen and felt by others

When an exceptionally likable person walks in the room there is an eruption of positive energy that radiates into everyone else immediately.

2. They speak in a carefully disciplined and friendly tone

It is amazing that they always know exactly what to say and how to say it.  Even when they are in a stress situation, likable people speak with a perfect mix of energy and calmness that is almost like a work of art.

 3. They pay close attention to someone speaking to them

When you talk to them, exceptionally likable people will give you their full attention and listen closely to what you have to say.  Even if it is noisy, they have a unique ability to tune out that noise and always hear what you have to say the first time you say it.

4. They are able to maintain their composure in all circumstances

It is very easy for them to keep their cook at all times regardless of the environment.  If they are challenged by another person, the exceptionally likable person will always win by making the challenge both friendly and fun to all.

5. They are patient

Most people become irritable when things take longer than expected.  The exceptionally likable person will make it look like the longer than expected was actually exactly what they expected.  They manage their time wisely, therefore have extra time that others fret over.

6. They have an open mind

Exceptionally likable people listen to what everyone has to say before making an important decision.  They know that two or more people are more efficient than one person, and together they will make wiser choices.

7. They smile when speaking with others

Early in life they determined the effects that smiling has on others.  You will often catch yourself smiling only because you just saw them smiling.  It is contagious.

8. They know that not all their thoughts need to be expressed

There is a time to speak, and there is a time to listen.  The exceptionally likable people know how to balance what needs to be said and what doesn’t.

9. They don’t procrastinate

Do they even know what procrastination means? They do only to help others procrastinate less.

10. They engage in at least one good deed a day

One good deed a day is probably the minimum.  You will never see them walk through a door first because they are always the one holding the door for others.

11. They find a lesson in failure rather than brood over it

Even the exceptionally likable people fail.  But when they do, they will take a minute to acknowledge their failure as a lesson learned, and then immediately move on.

12. They act as if the person they are speaking to is the most important in the world

When you talk to an exceptionally likable person, you feel deeply and greatly respected and are complimented often.

13.  They praise others in a genuine way without being excessive

How do they know exactly what to say, when to say, and how to say it?

14. They have someone they trust point out their flaws

Something you probably don’t know, but likable people will actually ask others to point out their flaws and then immediately start improving on them.  They quickly find their flaws and even more quickly fix or improve them.

15.  They don’t ask for anything

If something needs to get done, they just do it.  Regardless how difficult the task, they always persevere and complete it on time.


Do you know any exceptionally likable people?  If you do, pay close attention to what they do and how they do it.  Then add those habits to your life, repeat them as often as possible, and after practice you may become and exceptionally likable person.

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