Human beings are the most skeptical species of all; they do not trust people easily. In such circumstances how do you make someone believe in you? Why would someone outside of your family place their trust in you? It’s not easy and certainly varies from person to person. But you could narrow down the qualities to a few, some of which are mentioned below. These top 10 ways to make someone believe in you are case dependent. Their application may vary from person to person but in most cases they yield positive results.
10. Being tolerant:
Tolerance is a vital quality to possess, especially if you want people to believe in you. If you go around dismissing the suggestions of others there is very little chance for anyone to even listen to you let alone believe in you. So practice tolerance as much as you can or better yet make it your second nature. This will help people see you as a person who’s open to different ideas and in the long run help them believe you.
9. Don’t patronize:
Nobody likes a patronizing a prude. If you want people to listen to what you have to say, being a condescending prig is the last thing you should do. So, even if you feel that what you see and what you are being told is not worth deliberating do not voice any kind of haughty opinions. People need to connect to you and that can’t happen if they see you as an adversary instead of an ally.
8. Lead, don’t rule:
Nobody likes a ruler. It’s a leader that people hope to follow. So be one. If you try to rule over people there is very little chance that they would pay attention to what you have to say. In fact, it is difficult for a leader to make others believe in him if all he does is supervision. There is a great difference between managing people and leading them. And if only you can lead people will they believe in you.
Humor is an endearing quality. If you possess this trait chances are everywhere you go people will like you. They will like listening and talking to you. And isn’t that what is needed for you to make them believe in you? Absolutely! So be a happy person and spread positivity around you. If you can manage to do that you’ll succeed a great deal in communicating your ideas to a point where people would want to practice those in their lives as well. Most importantly people would want to believe in you.
6. Good listener:
You need to be a good listener if you want people to believe in you. Yes, it is as simple as that. Unless you lead a patient ear to others it is improbable that they would listen to you. So if you have the patience to listen without interrupting however mundane and boring the topic might be, chances are you would be listened to as well. So what are you waiting for, try and be a good listener!
5. Honor your commitments:
Do what you promise to. If you want people to believe in you it is imperative that you honor your commitments. Second chances are rare in life. A person might take a chance and believe in you once but if you fall short of delivering it’s unlikely that you would get the chance to redeem yourself again. So the mantra is to promise what you can deliver and not to exaggerate.
4. Be likeable:
Believe it or not, your likability determines your success in influencing people. If that was not the case then celebrities and politicians would not spend millions on their PR machinery. Don’t be the disgruntled person everybody loves to hate. So be an easy going person with whom people would be comfortable with. Likability in terms of the way you speak or the way you groom your appearance goes a long way in ensuring your credibility with people.
3. Be honest:
Well whoever said that honesty is the best policy wasn’t kidding. It is indeed the best way to deal with people. Be honest without being hurtful. Yes, it’s one thing to be honest and another to be disparagingly blunt. So strike a balance, still tell the truth and people would hold you in high esteem. It would inevitably lead to your words being taken seriously and welcomingly rather than with the magnifying glass of scrutiny.
2. Have a balanced outlook:
If you would put your foot down and refuse to accept the down side of your view or suggestions then it would only weaken your case. So the trick is to project a balanced outlook. You should be somebody who is ready to accept and talk about the down side of your proposals or ideas. That would make you more human in the eyes of people and they would not write you off without at least giving a thought to what you have to say.
1. Be intelligible:
That’s the first and foremost thing you should strive for. If people are unable to understand you, how would they ever weigh your ideas? It would also depend on the kind of people you talk to. No two individuals are alike and your approach to them needs to vary depending on their sensitivity. So be clear and logical. Start from the scratch if you have to and in time you would get through to people leading them to believe in you.