We all want to be liked, especially at work.  But if you try too hard, it can backfire.

Generally speaking, you've have less than a minute to make someone want to spend more time with you.  And in that short amount of time everything matters — from your last name to how you smell...weird but true.

Here are some examples of things that turn people off:

  • Sharing too many photos on Facebook
  • Acting too nice
  • "Humblebragging"
  • Wimpy handshake

Ok, I had no idea what "Humblebragging" was either.  "Humblebragging" is when...

In an effort to impress friends and potential employers, some people disguise bragging as self-criticism.

For instance, critiquing yourself as being a perfectionist or working too hard.

One last thing when meeting someone for the first time, act like you like them.

Psychologists have known for a while about a phenomenon called "reciprocity of liking": When we think someone likes us, we tend to like them as well.

Well, I want you to know that I like every one of you that are reading this article, except for that one person with the wimpy handshake, that doesn't smile much

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