There are many obvious habits that can help you make a good impression: Being kind to others, offering a helping hand, having a sense of humor, etc. But besides cultivating good relationships with others, there are a number of other weird habits that can help people form positive opinions of you. Although how you treat others will always matter, when it comes to how people view you, you can also utilize some other more subtle habits that help you feel more comfortable and show others your best self.
We may all have different preferences when it comes to characteristics we admire in people, but there are certain universal traits that experts say always have a positive impact. "[People who make good impressions] tend to share several characteristics that are generally agreed upon, including kindness, humor, authenticity, confidence, being easy to talk to and non-judgmental, demonstrating interest in others, having interests, and actively engaging in life," Dr. Lindsay Henderson, PsyD, a psychologist who treats patients virtually via telehealth app, LiveHealth Online, tells Bustle.
But little things such as your body language, the way you communicate, and how vulnerable you are can also dictate what people think of you, and some of these ways to gain people's favor might surprise you. Here are seven unexpected habits that help you make a great impression, according to science.