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15 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

15 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

Do you know someone that only give people positive, respectable, and genuine impression?  These highly likeable people have habits, and these habits are what most of us strive to be good at.  Here are the habits of exceptionally likeable people.

 1. They have positive mental attitude

When an exceptionally likeable person walks into 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, likeable people speak with a perfect mix of energy and calmness that is almost like a work of art.

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 3. They pay close attention to the person who is speaking to them

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

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 likeable person can 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.  Exceptionally likeable people can keep up with the wait.  They manage their time wisely, therefore they theyhave extra time that others fret over.

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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 they speak to 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 time to speak, and there is time to listen. Exceptionally likeable people know how to balance what needs to be said and what doesn’t.

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

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

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

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 to point out their flaws

Something you probably don’t know, but likeable people actually ask others to point out their flaws and then immediately start improving on them.

15.  They don’t ask for anything

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

Do you know any exceptionally likeable people?  If you do, pay close attention to what they do and how they do it and then add those habits to your life, repeat them as often as possible. After some practices, you will become one of them.

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Last Updated on December 3, 2019

10 Life Lessons You’d Better Learn Early on in Life

10 Life Lessons You’d Better Learn Early on in Life

There are so many lessons I wish I had learned while I was young enough to appreciate and apply them. The thing with wisdom, and often with life lessons in general, is that they’re learned in retrospect, long after we needed them. The good news is that other people can benefit from our experiences and the lessons we’ve learned.

Here’re 10 important life lessons you should learn early on:

1. Money Will Never Solve Your Real Problems

Money is a tool; a commodity that buys you necessities and some nice “wants,” but it is not the panacea to your problems.

There are a great many people who are living on very little, yet have wonderfully full and happy lives… and there are sadly a great many people are living on quite a lot, yet have terribly miserable lives.

Money can buy a nice home, a great car, fabulous shoes, even a bit of security and some creature comforts, but it cannot fix a broken relationship, or cure loneliness, and the “happiness” it brings is only fleeting and not the kind that really and truly matters. Happiness is not for sale. If you’re expecting the “stuff” you can buy to “make it better,” you will never be happy.

2. Pace Yourself

Often when we’re young, just beginning our adult journey we feel as though we have to do everything at once. We need to decide everything, plan out our lives, experience everything, get to the top, find true love, figure out our life’s purpose, and do it all at the same time.

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Slow down—don’t rush into things. Let your life unfold. Wait a bit to see where it takes you, and take time to weigh your options. Enjoy every bite of food, take time to look around you, let the other person finish their side of the conversation. Allow yourself time to think, to mull a bit.

Taking action is critical. Working towards your goals and making plans for the future is commendable and often very useful, but rushing full-speed ahead towards anything is a one-way ticket to burnout and a good way to miss your life as it passes you by.

3. You Can’t Please Everyone

“I don’t know the secret to success, but the secret to failure is trying to please everyone” – Bill Cosby.

You don’t need everyone to agree with you or even like you. It’s human nature to want to belong, to be liked, respected and valued, but not at the expense of your integrity and happiness. Other people cannot give you the validation you seek. That has to come from inside.

Speak up, stick to your guns, assert yourself when you need to, demand respect, stay true to your values.

4. Your Health Is Your Most Valuable Asset

Health is an invaluable treasure—always appreciate, nurture, and protect it. Good health is often wasted on the young before they have a chance to appreciate it for what it’s worth.

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We tend to take our good health for granted, because it’s just there. We don’t have to worry about it, so we don’t really pay attention to it… until we have to.

Heart disease, bone density, stroke, many cancers—the list of many largely preventable diseases is long, so take care of your health now, or you’ll regret it later on.

5. You Don’t Always Get What You Want

“Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

No matter how carefully you plan and how hard you work, sometimes things just don’t work out the way you want them to… and that’s okay.

We have all of these expectations; predetermined visions of what our “ideal” life will look like, but all too often, that’s not the reality of the life we end up with. Sometimes our dreams fail and sometimes we just change our minds mid-course. Sometimes we have to flop to find the right course and sometimes we just have to try a few things before we find the right direction.

6. It’s Not All About You

You are not the epicenter of the universe. It’s very difficult to view the world from a perspective outside of your own, since we are always so focused on what’s happening in our own lives. What do I have to do today? What will this mean for me, for my career, for my life? What do I want?

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It’s normal to be intensely aware of everything that’s going on in your own life, but you need to pay as much attention to what’s happening around you, and how things affect other people in the world as you do to your own life. It helps to keep things in perspective.

7. There’s No Shame in Not Knowing

No one has it all figured out. Nobody has all the answers. There’s no shame in saying “I don’t know.” Pretending to be perfect doesn’t make you perfect. It just makes you neurotic to keep up the pretense of manufactured perfection.

We have this idea that there is some kind of stigma or shame in admitting our limitations or uncertainly, but we can’t possibly know everything. We all make mistakes and mess up occasionally. We learn as we go, that’s life.

Besides—nobody likes a know-it-all. A little vulnerability makes you human and oh so much more relatable.

8. Love Is More Than a Feeling; It’s a Choice

That burst of initial exhilaration, pulse quickening love and passion does not last long. But that doesn’t mean long-lasting love is not possible.

Love is not just a feeling; it’s a choice that you make every day. We have to choose to let annoyances pass, to forgive, to be kind, to respect, to support, to be faithful.

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Relationships take work. Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s incredibly hard. It is up to us to choose how we want to act, think and speak in a relationship.

9. Perspective Is a Beautiful Thing

Typically, when we’re worried or upset, it’s because we’ve lost perspective. Everything that is happening in our lives seems so big, so important, so do or die, but in the grand picture, this single hiccup often means next to nothing.

The fight we’re having, the job we didn’t get, the real or imagined slight, the unexpected need to shift course, the thing we wanted, but didn’t get. Most of it won’t matter 20, 30, 40 years from now. It’s hard to see long term when all you know is short term, but unless it’s life-threatening, let it go, and move on.

10. Don’t Take Anything for Granted

We often don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone: that includes your health, your family and friends, your job, the money you have or think you will have tomorrow.

When you’re young, it seems that your parents will always be there, but they won’t. You think you have plenty of time to get back in touch with your old friends or spend time with new ones, but you don’t. You have the money to spend, or you think you’ll have it next month, but you might not.

Nothing in your life is not guaranteed to be there tomorrow, including those you love.

This is a hard life lesson to learn, but it may be the most important of all: Life can change in an instant. Make sure you appreciate what you have, while you still have it.

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