It is a fact that most people want to be liked. Some people are easily liked, and others, try to make a good impression, but get the opposite results.
Most people wish to look charismatic and become popular. This does not always work out, due to low self-esteem and lack of confidence, or being too aggressive and lacking tact.
Being charismatic and easily liked are important in job interviews, in sales, dealing with people, and also in friendships and relationships.
Tips on How to Become More Charismatic and Popular
Here are a few simple and easy to carry out suggestions on how to be more charismatic and popular.
Pay attention to the way you carry your body. Don’t stoop, shuffle or look listless. Keep your back straight when you walk and when you sit down, but don’t overdo it, otherwise it will look artificial.
2. Eye contact
Don’t be afraid of eye contact when talking, but don’t overdo it, as this might be interrupted as rudeness.
Don’t talk too fast or too slow.
Speak to the point. People want to know exactly what you are talking about, otherwise they will get bored quickly.
Keep your voice quiet, but clear. Apart from having a relaxing influence on the people you are talking with, Talking quietly requires people to pay more attention to what you are saying, so they can hear you.
Even if you don’t agree with what someone says, don’t retort in anger. Stay calm, patient and tolerant, and people will respect you more.
Being well dressed gives you more points in your favor in meetings and interviews. Your clothes do not have to be expensive. They should well fit your physique, and look nice on you.
5. Be a good listener
Being a good listener makes you more popular, and encourages people to talk about topics they wouldn’t usually share with others.
Learning to listen is a quality that can make you more popular. Listening is also a great way to learn new things.
6. Open body language
Crossing your hands or legs are signs that you are closing yourself, which tends to alienate people from you. Keeping an open body language, without crossing hands or feet, encourages people to open to you.
7. Showing interest
If you show interest in people they will like you more. It is like pampering their ego.
Ask questions, show real interest, and listen to what people say.
Show your interest by nodding your head, looking at the people you are talking with, and smiling when appropriate.
8. Self image
It is important how you see yourself and feel about yourself.
- People with high self-esteem are more charismatic.
- People who are self-confident show more charisma.
- Being more assertive and courageous makes one look more charismatic.
9. Watch people who are charismatic
If you see people who seem charismatic to you, look at what they wear, how they carry their body, how they talk, and how they behave. You can learn a lot from them.
These could be real people that you come across at work, on the street in restaurants and anywhere else. Those could also be actors you see in movies or on the TV screen.