20 Simple Social Skills That Will Make You Instantly More Likable

Practice good posture

Stand and sit up straight, Randall recommends.

Bad posture sends a message that you’re apathetic or unapproachable, she tells Business Insider, and if you convey negative body language, no one will get close enough to find out if you’re likable.

Halvorson also writes that sitting up straight is an effective method of conveying competence.

According to social psychologist Amy Cuddy, standing or sitting in an expansive way (legs apart, arms spread wide, leaning forward) not only conveys your confidence to others, but it also triggers immediate changes in your body chemistry that make you more powerful, which Halvorson explains goes hand-in-hand with competence.

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