Likeable people genuinely ask for nothing. They sit with you, share over a cup of coffee, and engage in a conversation. They make eye contact. They smile. They truly don’t want anything but being with you. The likeable individual places you in the moment.
Author Toni Morrison shared with Oprah Winfrey many years ago in an interview, that one of the most important aspects that we have in our possession is the art of being present with anyone. If someone walks into the room, give that person your attention.
Likeable people have this ability to put whomever is around them first and foremost for attention. They want to help and will offer assistance with wholehearted presence.
A likeable person wants to help you, but not for their benefit.
They want to make sure they can be of service to you because they have endured their shares of struggles.
Rick Chillot (modified by Amr Badran)