How to develop your likability privilege

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding Likeability Privilege:
    • Likeability privilege is the advantage gained through being perceived as a likeable and approachable individual.
    • It involves developing an attitude of giving, being cultured and knowledgeable, connecting with strangers, and maintaining positive relationships.
  • Developing Likeability Privilege:
    • Cultivate a giving attitude by being generous with your time, resources, and support without expecting immediate returns.
    • Invest in self-education and cultural knowledge to engage in meaningful conversations with a wide range of people.
  • Connecting with Strangers:
    • Master the art of connecting with strangers by engaging in small talk that helps break the ice.
    • Research the background of the person you’re connecting with to find common interests or talking points.
  • Effective Small Talk:
    • Initiate conversations by asking about their origin, heritage, or personal background.
    • Offer genuine compliments without crossing into flirtation, making others feel appreciated.
  • Being Fun to Be Around:
    • Develop a good sense of humour and the ability to create a lighthearted atmosphere in social interactions.
    • People are drawn to those who can make them laugh and enjoy their company.
  • Stay in Touch:
    • Implement a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to manage and nurture your connections.
    • Remember birthdays and important milestones, and send well-wishing messages.
  • Maintain Positive Contact:
    • Regularly reach out to your connections, even if it’s a simple message with no specific agenda.
    • Connect on a personal level by demonstrating care and genuine interest in their well-being.