Many people are looking for a way to stand out and be liked by others. There is one simple trick that has worked for thousands of years, do things for others. By acting this way you show others that you care for their well-being. This is a simple rule that many people ignore as they live their lives. Let’s get into things you can do today for others.
1. Bake something
Baking is the quickest way to show people that you care for them. If you take extra effort to discover what they like, they will feel eternally indebted to you. It is strange that banana bread can have so much influence on somebody’s attitude towards you. If you are a beginner, I recommend this banana bread (opens in new tab) recipe to start. Once you have basic baking skills, keep working and distributing baked goods!
2. Do small things
The rock tower in the picture is very pronounced and hard to miss. However, it is not one solid rock, but instead many small rocks. This image shows how many small things can add up to something impossible to miss. When you get the chance, hold the door, grab something off the top shelf, or take on someone’s burden. As you help the other person, they may come around to liking you. Just try to avoid being a suck-up or diminishing their ability. People like those who allow them autonomy while helping when appropiate.
3. Be genuine
Do you put on an act for others? If you do, they may eventually see through your character. People hate gossips and liars, so don’t be one. If you are genuine, people will be quicker to know you and like you.
4. Know when to conform
While you should be genuine, nobody likes an attention hog. A skill in short supply nowadays is knowing when to conform. This can be as simple as keeping your mouth shut and following directions. Everything has a time and a place.
5. Listen more than you talk
Listening is a very useful skill that makes others want to talk to you. People’s favorite subject is themselves, so let them talk about it. Ask questions that reflect what they are speaking about and they will know that you are engaged. The better you get at listening, the better you get at conversation.
6. Criticize like a snail
Snails are known to be slow, and we should replicate them when criticizing. Before you consider criticism, reflect on whether you will be a hypocrite. If you decide that you must, be constructive and don’t diminish them. Be quick to admit your own faults, and be cautious with your words.
Follow these tips and people will have more reasons to like you. Please let me know what you thought about the article in the comments below!
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