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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Could You Possibly Be Unlikable?

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likable is under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence (EQ).

In a study conducted at UCLA, subjects rated over 500 descriptions of people based on their perceived significance to likability. The top-rated descriptors had nothing to do with being gregarious, intelligent, or attractive (innate characteristics). Instead, the top descriptors were sincerity, transparency, and capable of understanding (another person).

These adjectives, and others like them, describe people who are skilled in the social side of emotional intelligence. TalentSmart research data from more than a million people shows that people who possess these skills aren’t just highly likable; they outperform those who don’t by a large margin.



Anonymous said...

I know several unlikeable people. Some, I wouldn't pee on if they were on fire.

Anonymous said...

Some people try to be likable to everyone. I hate em!

Jim said...

Unlikeable? ME?? Are you serious?? :-)

Anonymous said...

My lord Jesus loves my and that is good enough for me. Don't misunderstand me he also loves you, we are his children and he adores us all.

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