Traits You May Do That People Dislike

September 20, 2017

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Most people strive to be liked by other people, at least in the beginning, which is why we sometimes don't understand why some people dislike you.  Believe it or not, there is a lot of science behind friendship chemistry and you may unknowingly be sabotaging your chances of being liked.  So here are some traits that turn most people off to your friendship. Sharing too many photos on social media.  A recent study found posting too many photos on Facebook can hurt your real-life relationships as people don't seem to relate well to those who constantly share photos of themselves. Speaking of photos, avoid posting close-ups. Research from California Institute of Technology suggests that faces photographed from about 1.5 feet away are considered less trustworthy, attractive, and competent than faces photographed from 4.5 feet, away.  Having hard-to-pronounce names is a turnoff.  A small recent study found that people with more complicated last names are judged more negatively.  An experiment using a mock election found the candidate with the simpler last name was perceived to be a better fit than a candidate with a more complex one. Only talking about yourself or only asking questions about someone else with disclosing something about yourself is not the way to start a relationship.  Find a good balance of give and take. Avoid being too nice to someone may seem like a good idea but it comes across as being untrustworthy, making others look bad and raise suspicions of ulterior motives. Other traits that make you unlikeable, name-dropping, humblebragging (disguising bragging as self-criticism), disclosing something extremely personal early in a relationship and not smiling.

SOURCE: Business Insider

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