Law of Success, Part 11: Pleasing Personality
Jaime Chaifetz October 09, 2018
Your parents always warn you growing up that not everyone is going to like you and that is normal and okay. Your parents were right, every one doesn’t have to like you or may not get along with your personality.
However, that doesn’t give you a free pass to not ensure your personality and attitude is courteous, thoughtful and warm, so others feel comfortable to be around you. We all have bad days, that is just a part of life. But you have to ensure that you are approachable at work so that your colleagues feel comfortable asking you questions and working alongside you in projects. If you have a hard exterior, your body language will reflect that and make others not feel they can come to you when they need assistance or want to work with-you.
Ensure that you have your mind right walking into the office everyday because a positive mental attitude is reflected on those around you. If you can handle a tough situation without getting flabergasted and frustrated, your colleagues will relax and be able to more thoroughly think through the issue and focus on the task at hand better. Being able to-be courteous of your colleague’s frustrations, thoughts, concerns, and abilities will reflect in your work and ability to tolerate more.
A smile can go a long way. It is hard to not smile back when someone takes the time to smile at you. Use your smile more and watch those you work with automatically brighten up, even just a bit.