Some of us can come across as selfish, even when we genuinely care about others. That's why you have to be careful about what you say. If the wrong words come out of your mouth, you could make a new enemy. However, if you make it a habit to say the following phrases, everyone in your life will start to like you even more than they already do:
1. How Can I Help?
It's always nice to have a helping hand around. If you see your friend struggling to prepare for a party or a coworker struggling to make the boss happy, ask them how you can help. Most people would just say, "Do you need help," which is a question that people tend to turn down, even if they really do need the assistance. That's why you should ask them exactly how you could help, so that they have no choice but to accept your assistance.
2. I’ll Find out for You
It doesn't matter if a customer asks you a question about your sales or if your brother asks you about his homework. If you don't know the answer, don't apologize and walk away. Instead, you should tell them that you'll find out for them. Most people wouldn't care enough to search for the answers to the questions they're asked. That's why you'll be extra likable if you go out of your way to find out information for your friends and family.
3. I Appreciate It
When your boyfriend buys you dinner or a worker looks up a product for you, it's easy to forget to say thank you, because they're just doing what they always do. However, people love to be recognized for the work they do. So the next time someone does something to help you out, tell them you appreciate it, even if they're just doing their job.
4. I Understand
When a friend is dealing with a death or a breakup, they hear "I'm sorry" from everyone that they come across. They probably hear "It'll be okay" often too, even if it's not the truth. That's why you should start saying "I understand" when a friend talks to you about how upset they are. Don't make them any false promises and don't belittle their feelings. Just let them know that you're there for them and you understand how they're feeling.
5. I'm Here if You Need to Talk
If you see that your friend is upset, don't push them to tell you what's wrong. It might get them angry and it might push them away. That's why you should just remind them that you're always willing to hear them vent. When the time is right, they'll open up to you.
6. I Believe in You
If your boyfriend wants to be an artist, you can't promise him that he'll be successful one day. However, you can remind him that you believe in him. It's important for a person to know that their loved ones support them, so don't forget to use this reassuring phrase.
7. I Love Hanging out with You
Even if you see your best friend every single day, they could worry about how annoying they are. That's why it helps to remind them that you love spending time with them. After all, there's nothing holding you back from giving them compliments, so you might as well distribute them as often as you can.
It feels nice to be nice, which is why you should add these phrases to your vocabulary. Do you say any of these phrases on a daily basis?