The Top 30 Traits of Likable People

The Top 30 Traits of Likable People


Sales, marketing, and customer service will always be a people business. No matter what industry you are in, you’ll have to deal with people at some point. Whether you are trying to sell something to someone or help resolve a customer issue, being a likable person is one of those abilities that is essential if you want to survive in the business world.

Here are the top 30 traits of likable people – work to do these same things and you’ll find yourself having a greater influence on others.

  • They actually listen when others are talking
  • They smile often
  • They never lie
  • They are energetic, enthused, and excited 
  • They take an interest in the well-being of others 
  • They open up and are not afraid to be vulnerable 
  • They are passionate about what they do
  • They celebrate the successes of other people (and help them get there!)
  • They have positive body language that fosters conversation
  • They never speak ill of other people, especially behind their backs
  • They always offer to help in the most selfless way possible
  • They follow through with their promises
  • They make a great first (and last) impression
  • They encourage others often with positivity and motivation
  • They are confident in themselves and their abilities
  • They do not brag – they are humble about their accomplishments
  • When other people win, they don’t take all the credit
  • When other people lose, they criticise themselves for not helping
  • They are not too proud to admit they are incorrect
  • They have a sense of humor and like to laugh
  • They never try to ‘one-up’ you 
  • They take risks and are not afraid to fail
  • They are transparent in their conversations
  • They don’t backstab other people
  •  They have a strong handshake
  • They avoid arguments 
  • They are superior at empathizing with others
  • They do not interrupt when others are speaking
  • They remember the little details about other people, such as their birthdays
  • They trust others

It’s been said that people buy from those that they like. If you find yourself struggling to make a friend during the sales process, try implementing the above traits into your life and watch your performance increase!



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