|The Social Side of Emotional Intelligence: Bad Habits to Avoid|
Recent studies show likability can be traced back to
a few social skills such as sincerity, transparency and understanding.
According to Travis Bradberry, author of the best-selling book Emotional Intelligence 2.0, people with
high emotional intelligence often possess such skills. They also tend to avoid
the following bad behaviors, which can make you unlikeable:
· Humble-bragging and self-deprecation
· Being too serious or unsociable
· Not asking enough questions during a
· Emotional instability, e.g., throwing
things, screaming, etc.
· Using your phone while interacting with
· Name-dropping to seem important or
· Being close-minded
· Over-sharing personal information or
“When you build your awareness of how your actions
are received by other people, you pave the way to becoming more likable,” wrote
—Adapted from “7
Things Wildly Successful People Do Before 7:30 A.M.,”
by Travis Bradberry, Forbes.com, Jan. 24, 2017.