Do you notice that people shy away from you? Being feared can help you wield power and gain respect. But if they’re too scared, they may avoid you or not be as productive. Here are 4 ways become more approachable–respected, not feared:
Check your image: Body language speaks louder than words. Bad posture and a grimacing face will repel people.
Really listen: Give someone your undivided attention. Showing interest will make them feel that they can trust you.
Try saying “yes”: Constant rejection gives off negative vibes, so people might be afraid to ask you questions.
Be more agreeable: Not everything will go your way all the time. Don’t panic when there’s a change in plans. A go-with-the-flow attitude makes others more comfortable.
– Barbara Bent