The Likeability Factor

  • by Tim Sanders
  • Narrated by Tim Sanders
  • 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Are you wondering how you can improve your relationships with your friends and family?
Are you curious how to get or keep the job of your dreams?
Do you want to become a more popular person?
This book will show you how to do all that by raising your likeability factor, or how much other people like you.
After all, life is a series of popularity contests. The choices other people make about you determine your health, wealth, and happiness. And decades of research prove that people choose who they like. They vote for them, they buy from them, they marry them, and they spend precious time with them.
The good news is that you can arm yourself for the contest and win life's battles for preference. How? By being likeable.
The more you are liked, or the higher your likeability factor, the happier your life will be. This audiobook will show you how to raise that likeability factor by teaching you how to boost four critical elements of your personality:


Friendliness: your ability to communicate liking and openness to others
Relevance: your capacity to connect with others' interests, wants, and needs
Empathy: your ability to recognize, acknowledge, and experience other people's feelings
Realness: the integrity that stands behind your likeability and guarantees its authenticity
Join Tim Sanders for a few hours and he'll share the results of hundreds of thousands of pages of research, numerous seminars, and hundreds of interviews with people just like you! Together you can build your likeability factor and improve your life!

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What the Critics Say

"A valuable look at the four personality traits [Sanders] says contribute to a person's likability." (Publishers Weekly)

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Being liked is Important

First part of this book successfully makes the case for being liked. It's easy to divide the world into friends (people you like and who like you) and enemies (people you dislike and who dislike you) but this is all so much conceptualisation. Being liked is something that can be learned, and you can make those who you think dislike you like you simply by changing your attitude and your behaviour.
Sanders, who narrates compellingly, uses a 4 principle model: friendliness, relevance, empathy and realness.
He uses the second part of the book to argue why these principles will enable you to succeed. There are also exercises to get you to apply the model to yourself.
The abridged version is to be recommended. I felt it would have become tedious if it had gone much beyond 5 hours.
All in all an effective book successfully transfered to audiobook format.
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- Dominic

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2005
  • Publisher: Random House Audio