To be more likeable…
Who wouldn’t want that?
Once you understand what it takes you’ll notice people treating you differently (in a good way).
This will take place in all areas of your life. Socially, professionally, and even personally.
The 10 things every gentleman does essentially elevates his status in the minds of others. This is achieved in a number of different ways.
The two main categories break down into his image and the way he makes others feel around him.
When a gentleman is able to make somebody else feel genuinely appreciated, respected, and he appears to be a credible person this will always open up new opportunities.
Opportunities like being introduced to new clients, job offers, or expanding your social circle.
It’s all about establishing credibility….
Enough chit chat.
Here’s the 10 things that every gentleman does that makes people instantly like them
This one goes without saying.
Take charge, choose a signature scent for yourself, and own it.
Every gentleman has one but never overdoes it. Your scent is one of the things people will remember you for.
Choose it wisely my friend.
Be Well Groomed
Nobody wants to be known as the sloppy, seemingly careless guy.
Taking the time to get a consistent haircut, trimming their nails, and proper oral hygiene aren’t all just good for your health.
It sets the standard for how others will treat you.
A man who respects himself enough to invest time & energy into self care will be treated like a king.
Think upbeat and positive without being artificial.
Have you ever met someone who speaks with a monotone voice? It’s nearly impossible to pay attention to what they’re saying.
Your tonality can either have people hanging on to everything you have to say or make them look for ways to escape the conversation.
Focusing on the positive and showing genuine interest in the other person goes a long ways.
They Put Away Their Phones
Unless you immediately want to turn this person off, don’t check your phone.
Even if it’s been vibrating non-stop throughout your conversation.
Very few things are more rude than taking a quick glance at the message you just received while in the middle of a conversation with somebody else.
As a gentleman, you’ve committed to this conversation.
It’s only right to give it your full attention.
Have Approachable, Confident, And Genuinely Interested Body Language
People tend to be drawn to guys who look approachable and friendly.
Your body language communicates all of that without you having to say a word (refer to this post to learn more).
In a crowded room, all gentlemen realize the importance of a warm smile and open body language.
Armed with these two gestures you can easily win people over.
You’ll notice they’re more likely to strike up conversations with you or be more receptive to what you have to say.
Clothes That Fit Their Body Type
Don’t want to be taken seriously?
Didn’t think so. Make sure your clothes aren’t baggy and make you look sloppy.
A well-fitted outfit, one that doesn’t restrict your movement, can make a world of difference in terms of how people will perceive you.
A gentleman knows that he sets the standard for how people will treat him.
Dressing like a man who commands respect is part of that equation.
Their Shoes Are Always Polished
You can tell a lot about a person by glancing at their shoes.
A well-maintained pair says that he takes prides himself in his appearance. This is often a reflection of one’s self worth.
A beat up, dirty pair will tell you that this man simply doesn’t care.
If he’s not willing to invest the time and energy into his appearance where else is he cutting corners?
Moral of the story…take good care of your shoes and always choose a pair that’s appropriate for the environment you’re in.
They Remember People’s Names When First Meeting Them
This one can be tricky.
My best advice is to repeat their name multiple times throughout your initial conversation.
Another tip is to associate their name with one of their unique or identifiable characteristics.
Nothing’s worse than running into someone you met at a party or conference and drawing a blank on their name.
It’s not the end of the world. Worst case scenario, just admit it.
I’ve realized that most of the time people are cool with it.
They Ask The RIGHT Questions
The best selling book How To Win Friends And Influence People actually emphasizes this point.
Ever catch yourself more focused on what to say rather than actually listening?
It’s a common mistake people make.
Focusing too much on your response rather than being fully present with the person you’re interacting with.
A gentleman knows how to make others feel like the most important person in the room.
Often Dressed One Step Above The Dress Code (show that you care)
To be well informed…
A trait that all gentlemen possess.
You’re likely thinking, “How does that apply to being more likeable?”
Gentlemen ALWAYS know the dress-code for any event or environment ahead of time.
Armed with that information, they understand that a powerful way to stand out in a crowd is to dress one step above expectations.
This not only positions them as one of the best-dressed men in the room but it also has the hidden benefit of appearing more approachable.
To act on all 10 things may be overwhelming at first.
I encourage you to choose the top 2 or 3 that apply to your specific situation.
Incorporate those into your daily habits and get comfortable with them. Once they become second nature consider adding another 1 or 2 habits until you’re a well-rounded gentleman.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.