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21 Keys to Magnetic Likeability

21 Keys to Magnetic Likeability
This is a great list….for the U.S.. I think it is paramount, though, that we recognize that each of these points are but the surface layer of deep, cultural values. For example, one would not want to make frequent eye contact in Japan, or too little in the Netherlands. There is a story of a Dutch man who was under suspicion of sexual predator because all the American women at the company complained. The man had worked diligently for the company for many years, so they brought in a consultant. The consultant observed that when the man thought he was simply being attentive and respectful by leaning in to listen and maintaining constant eye contact (which is the norm in his culture), the women thought he was “creepy.” In a collectivist culture, perhaps India, speaking your beliefs might be construed as distracting- as putting your own needs before the good of the group. #10 is another good example. (sorry this was so long)

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