Do you know your likeability quotient? Better yet, what is likeability and why is it important? According to a recent study at UCLA, characteristics such as sincerity, transparency, humility and being sympathetic toward others are seen as more important to a person’s performance and success than innate characteristics such as talent, intellectual horse-power, or social-ability. The good news is we all have the ability to build these characteristics by increasing our emotional intelligence (E.I.); which is the ability to recognize the emotions in ourselves and others and use that awareness to manage behaviors and relationships. EQ is so critical to success that it accounts for 58% of performance in all types of jobs.
On the flip side, there are many undesirable qualities that people who lack E.I. often fall victim to. Gossiping, name-dropping, and whipping out your phone mid-conversation, to name a few. Need some great examples of what not to do? Travis Bradbury has you covered in his article, “10 Things You Do That Make You Less Likeable”.