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How to Be More Likable: 10 Things to Do Today

G.L. Hoffman

To a large measure, your likability will lead to success or failure. It often trumps skill levels in surveys of HR people who are asked to name the most important characteristic of job candidates and employees. Other than “don’t be an jerk,” what can you do to increase your own likability? Is it really possible to change? Or, do you believe your likability has been set by some cosmic forces, and if people don’t like you as you are, so what? BTW, being rich or good looking is not on the list.

Here are 10 characteristics of likable people, who can pass the no-jerk test, or the always reliable would-you-fly-across-the-country-with-them test.

Number 1. No Left Turns >>