19 People Tell All On What Makes Them Instantly Like A Person

image - Flickr / Raul Lieberwirth
image – Flickr / Raul Lieberwirth

Found on r/AskReddit.

1. Welcome!

When you meet a new group of people (like you SO’s friends who you have not met before) and one person makes you feel welcome and part of the group. They don’t have to make that effort so I really appreciate it.

2. Humility

The ability to laugh at themselves and not take themselves too seriously.

3. They find you funny

Honestly? When they laugh at my jokes.

4. Be real

Being genuine. It’s sort of a hard thing to identify immediately, but once I find that they’re exactly who they seem to be I really enjoy being around that person.

5. Find someone to hate between the both of you

Mutual hate for something. It can be a better connection than anything else.

6. They don’t expect anything back

When I see them offer to do someone a favor without the promise of a reward/exchange. Something small like getting up to get a glass of water and asking if anyone else wants a glass.

7. Being creative

Being able to formulate and expand upon bizarre hypothetical scenarios. It’s my favorite kind of conversation really.

8. Emulate their awesomeness

“To like a person is to see in them some resemblance of who you are or who you aspire to be.” -WQ

9. Reactions are priceless

How they react when accidentally tripping on the steps/running into a door, whether or not they think someone saw. It can say a lot plus it just makes me chuckle.

10. Positivity

Infectious laugh, if they smile a lot, and take a genuine interest in other people…basically if they come across as a positive person , its lovely to be around someone like that!

11. Emphasis on humor

Self-deprecating humor.

12. Chilled out

If they’re laid-back and easygoing.

It’s fun to hang out with people who can kinda just relax and take things in stride. Not everything has to be so serious all the time.

13. Nice manners

Anybody who’s polite and has manners. Maybe that’s why I like British villains so much. I usually root for them over the Hero.

14. Maybe a little bit of both

Confidence, but not arrogance.

15. Finding commonality

Easy flowing conversation, similar interests (that will only go so far, though) and a nice smile or laugh is a nice bonus. I find it hard to talk to new people sometimes, so if that easy flowing conversation is there from the start I get a good feeling we could be good friends.

16. Okay with silence

People who can appreciate silence.

There’s just something about being surrounded by people and not feeling pressured to make conversation that really puts me at ease.

Just me and a couple other friends sipping some coffee, people-watching, thinking, wondering, and basking in the sights and sounds without uttering a single word to one another.

I love it.

17. This guy’s honest

If I’m being honest here? I like pretty girls almost instantly. For me to stop liking them they have to prove their lack of worth.

18. Triple threat

When they are humble, kind and funny.

19. Diplomatic

Equal care, kindness, and attention to everyone in a group regardless how attractive or important they appear. That and eye contact with diplomatically worded opinions. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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