Want to Know If Someone Likes You?
Ever wondered if someone you're attracted to likes you or not, whether someone is your friend or foe, or whether your employees respect you? There's an easy way to find out... try to make them laugh . If the laughter comes easy, the answer is likely yes. If it doesn't, the answer is likely no. In my bachelor days, I spent many years slowly learning about the ins and outs of the mating market. Somewhere along the way, I noticed one fairly consistent dynamic: whenever a woman I recently met and was talking to would say to me, "You're really funny!" In my first corporate job, I was working on a project team for a few months where I didn't really like my two supervisors all that much. Many years later in grad school (my advisor was Prof. When we meet new people, it may take a while to figure out whether a relationship (of any kind) is desirable. My colleagues and I ran three studies to test this theory in the mating domain ( Li, Griskevicius, Durante, Jonason, Pasisz, & Aumer, 2009 ).