Friday, August 31, 2012
1. Remember trait transfer. In “trait transference,” whatever you say about other people influences how people see you. If you describe a coworker as brilliant and charismatic, or arrogant and obnoxious, your acquaintance will tend to associate you with those qualities.
2. Laugh at yourself. Showing vulnerability and a sense of humor make you more likable and approachable.
3. Radiate energy and good humor. Because of the phenomenon of “emotional contagion,” people catch the emotions of other people, and they prefer to catch an upbeat, energetic mood.