How to Be the Type of Person Everyone Wants to Know: 14 Tips

Today you’re going to learn how to be the type of person everyone wants to know.

Have you encountered someone who is highly popular and everyone wants to be around? This person is likely attractive, likable and entertaining. But what’s the secret to their success?

This article reveals the techniques for adjusting your body language and communication style to become more appealing to others. By following these simple suggestions, you too can become the person everyone wants to know.

How to Be the Type of Person Everyone Wants to Know:

1. Establish eye contact.

Establishing eye contact can make a significant impact on how confident and happy you appear. When speaking to someone, gaze directly into their eyes and maintain the eye contact throughout the conversation.

This simple act can have a big effect on your interactions. If making direct eye contact feels uncomfortable initially, try looking at the person’s forehead instead. This may not be the same, but it can help you get used to the habit gradually before fully engaging.

2. Grin at people.

Grinning can make you more likable and attractive, while also making others feel more relaxed in your presence. Whenever you meet new people or converse with others, aim to maintain a smile as much as possible.

Additionally, smiling also makes you appear more approachable, and people are more likely to initiate a conversation with you if you are smiling. Would you approach a stranger who looks angry or irritated? A smile increases the chances that people will approach you in social situations.

3. Maintain good posture with your head held high.

Demonstrating good posture is an effective way to convey confidence. Stand tall, straighten your spine, and avoid slouching by pulling your shoulders back. Good posture signals self-assuredness and makes you more approachable to others. Even if you don’t feel confident in the moment, pretending to have good posture can eventually lead to you feeling more confident.

4. Adopt an open body posture.

Crossing your arms can convey that you’re not interested in engaging with others, so try to keep your arms uncrossed when talking to people. Instead, let your arms hang naturally by your side and face the person you are speaking with to show that you are open to conversation. An open body posture can make you appear more confident and attract people to you.

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5. Focus on people when they speak.

Make an effort to minimize distractions and demonstrate your active listening skills to let people know you’re paying attention to them. Put away your phone and make eye contact while they talk to you. Not only is this courteous, but actively listening to others will make them feel valued and understood.

Show your interest by asking follow-up questions, such as “That’s interesting, can you elaborate more on that?” This will further demonstrate your genuine desire to get to know them.

6. Use people’s names when speaking with them.

Make an effort to remember and use people’s names (1) when interacting with them. Repeat their name back to them when you meet them for the first time, such as, “Hi Joe, nice to meet you.” When speaking with friends or acquaintances that you don’t know well, greeting them by name will show them that they made an impact on you. This makes them feel appreciated and can reflect positively on you as well.

If you have trouble remembering names, try repeating it out loud and writing it down to help commit it to memory.

7. Give compliments to people.

Make people feel good about themselves by complimenting them. Everyone enjoys being recognized for their good qualities! Focus on something that you truly admire about the person and express it to them.

The compliment doesn’t have to be about their physical appearance, try complimenting their personality or behavior to have a bigger impact on their happiness. Just be sure to be genuine with your compliments, so they don’t seem fake. Some great compliments could be:

“You are so funny! You always know how to bring a smile to my face.”
“Your sense of fashion is incredible. I always look forward to seeing what you wear.”
“You are such a positive influence! Your presence really brightens up a room.”

8. Connect through shared interests.

Having common interests can help bring people together. When talking to someone new or catching up with a friend, try to find common ground in your hobbies, favorite books, or movies. Having things in common can provide plenty of conversation topics and strengthen your relationship.

Start by asking open-ended questions like “What did you do over the weekend?” or “What’s the last movie you watched at the theater?” to discover what the other person is interested in.

9. Demonstrate that you have an ongoing interest in people by following up on past conversations.

If someone you know recently had an important exam, inquire about the results. If a coworker was going through a job interview, inquire about the outcome. People appreciate it when you recall minor details about them, making them feel valued and enhancing your connection.

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10. Avoid bragging and be modest about your successes.

People are often put off by individuals who constantly talk about their accomplishments and awards. If someone expresses interest and asks about your achievements, feel free to share, but in general, it’s better to keep them understated rather than making them a constant topic of conversation.

11. Having a sunny disposition will attract others to you.

Instead of griping and grumbling, try to have a positive outlook and be optimistic. People will be drawn to your good energy, and you’ll come across as more approachable and friendly. Not only that, but having a positive attitude is also beneficial for your own well-being.

12. Embrace new experiences and don’t shy away from the unknown.

People are drawn to individuals who are open-minded and willing to try new things. Your adventurous spirit and courage to step out of your comfort zone will make you more appealing and enjoyable to be around. Additionally, embracing new experiences can also lead to greater happiness and personal growth.

13. Be genuine and true to yourself.

People can sense when someone is being fake (2), so it’s important to be authentic in your interactions. By being open and honest, people will appreciate your candidness and enjoy talking to you more. Don’t try to change who you are just to please others. Instead, embrace your unique qualities and be the best version of yourself.

14. Express your gratitude regularly.

A simple act of appreciation can go a long way in boosting your own happiness and positive energy, which attracts others towards you. Try keeping a journal where you can note down a few things every day that you’re grateful for, such as a beautiful sunrise, a delicious coffee, or a call from a loved one. By showing gratitude for the small things, you’ll be able to love your life even more.

To become a person everyone wants to know, there are several key things you can do:

Call people by their name to show that you remember them.
Give sincere compliments to make others feel good and improve your own image.
Connect over common interests by asking open-ended questions to find out what others like.
Follow up on old conversations and show you remember details about others.
Be humble about your accomplishments and avoid bragging.
Keep a positive attitude and avoid complaining.
Try new things and be open to new experiences.
Be your most authentic self and be honest about your thoughts and feelings.
Practice gratitude by focusing on the things you’re thankful for.
By incorporating these tips into your daily interactions, you can become a more likable and memorable person that others will want to be around.

Thank you for reading this article about how to be the type of person everyone wants to know and I really hope that you take action my advice.

I wish you good luck and I hope its contents have been a good help to you.

Przemkas Mosky
Przemkas Mosky started Perfect 24 Hours in 2017. He is a Personal Productivity Specialist, blogger and entrepreneur. He also works as a coach assisting people to increase their motivation, social skills or leadership abilities. Read more here