Do you often wonder how to make people to like you more? Do you find yourself constantly disappointed after not having your calls returned after a meeting with a new friend or potential love interest?
Yes, it is heartbreaking especially if it happened a couple of times and it makes you wonder if there is actually something wrong with you.
Well, you don’t have to worry so much about it now as we will give you the best tricks to get people to like you immediately, backed by science.
suggested that in order to make people like you more, you have to show those pearly whites! People who smile the most, regardless of the body position, will be liked more compared to those who don’t smile.
shows that when you smile during your first meeting, that new acquaintance will most likely remember you after.
RECIPROCITY OF LIKING
So here’s how it works: if we think that someone like us, we will like that someone as well.
In a study
, participants were told that some members of the group will probably like them (who were chosen randomly). Right after the discussion, the participants revealed that they actually liked those members of the group who supposedly like them.
New York University researchers mentioned the “chameleon effect
” wherein people who “unconsciously mimic each other’s behavior, and that mimicry facilitates liking”.
So when you talk to someone, try to copy their gestures, body language, and facial expressions.
A researcher named Elliot Aronson studied how “simple mistakes can affect perceived attraction”. The Pratfall Effect
explains that people will actually like you more after you commit an error but only if they think that you are a capable individual. Letting them know that you also make mistakes will make you more relatable.
SENSE OF HUMOR
Another good reminder to make people like you is to make them laugh. One research
from California State University at Los Angeles and Illinois State University indicated that no matter what they think of a friend or a partner, it is vital to have a sense of humor.