Eight tricks to being highly likeable

Winning in today's society is often more about getting caught up in the rat race than any meaningful attempt at being likeable, which often comes as an afterthought.

Being attractive, having a natural tendency to be a social and luck in the gene pool actually have little to do with being likeable.

They help, but a UCLA study has found that likeability is often accounted to traits such as sincerity, transparency, and a capacity for understanding others.

In other words, it's all about your emotional intelligence.

Click through the gallery above for eight simple ways to spruce up your levels of likeability without sacrificing your pride and jeopardising your life mission.

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