9 ways to make people like you without saying a word
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- Various studies have indicated that there are ways to become more likable, without even saying anything.
- Strategies include dressing up, demonstrating more energy, and handing the person you're with a cup of coffee.
- What you say matters, too - but don't discount the importance of nonverbal cues.
Becoming more likable is easier than you think.
There's lots of research on the traits and behaviors that make people likable - that have nothing to do with what they're saying.
Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the most fascinating pieces of research on the best ways to make friends and impress coworkers, all without saying a word.
Let other people talk about themselves.
Casually touch your conversation partner.
Spend more time around the people you're hoping to befriend.
Copy the person you're with.
Look self-assured and energetic.
Speak in a higher-pitched voice.
Have the person you're with hold something warm.