These Body Language Tricks Will Make People Instantly Like You

Every day we communicate with people, without ever saying a word. We send them signals we never knew we were sending. We communicate with how we look and how we shake hands and how we sit. All of these subconscious signals are grouped into the term ‘body language’ and it’s required that we pay attention to it. Taking care of these subtle hints we send to others can go a long way in making others like us better and help us avoid any misunderstanding when we communicate with others.

#1 Show excitement

You might not be abnormally thrilled to see a co-worker come in for the day, but showing extra excitement about seeing them in the morning makes a lasting impression, provided you’re sincere in your actions. Humans tend to mirror the actions they see around them, Bradberry explains, meaning that your co-workers are likely to mirror that excitement back on to you.

“It’s an easy way to make a strong first impression and to get people to like you,” Bradberry writes.

Even if you’re not an overly charismatic person, try using warm greetings and a smile each time you see a new person in the morning. Maybe that means getting an extra hour of sleep or another coffee from Starbucks, but do what you need to so that you can be a lively presence in the office.

#2 Attitude and body language

We all have naturally judgmental minds. Our minds instantly place people into boxes of “threat” and “no threat”. So in order to gain a better social standing, you need to pay particular attention to this instinct of the brain. Thinking about the list below will show how you can influence the other person into liking you without saying a word.

#3 Make appropriate eye contact

It’s well known that too much eye contact can be overbearing and seem aggressive – something we’ve warned about in the past. But not maintaining any eye contact is the quickest way to tell other people you’re not interested in what they have to say, which won’t earn you any brownie points.

According to Bradberry, meeting eyes with someone for about 60% of the time is a good balance. “Maintaining eye contact for roughly 60% of a conversation comes across as interested, friendly, and trustworthy,” he said.