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Common Social Turn-offs to Avoid

Do you often find people ignoring you? There can be many ways in which you send signals which can turn-off people and restrain them from socializing with you. We are going to list some common social turn-offs that most of us make online or when we meet new people in real life, make a note of these social turn-offs with a goal of avoiding them from now on-

  1. Sharing Photos Too Often on Facebook

We find reasons to post pictures on Facebook, thinking that the more we share the more people will get attracted towards us. But the fact is sharing too many photos of self can harm your relationships. It’s been observed that people apart from your close friends and relatives cannot relate to those who constantly share their photos, so be cautious before sharing and think how others will perceive it.

  1. Having Too Many or Too Few Friends on Facebook

A study conducted in 2008, researchers surveyed college students. They were given around 100 fictional profiles, some with friends above 300 and some less than 300. It was found that students showed likeability towards profiles which had friends around or above 300 and disliked profiles with friends less than 100. The reason our mind automatically perceives individuals with too many friends to be desperate and the ones with less to be fake.

  1. Disclosing Personal Details Early in A Relationship

In starting of any relationship, we try to build confidence, we do this through disclosing personal details. Sharing details about your likes and dislikes or hobbies can make you more amiable. The key factor is to share personal details without giving intimate details, sharing details about family problems in start can make you seem insecure and reduce your likeability.

  1. Questioning Others Without Talking Much About Yourself

People who keep asking questions to know someone, but try to avoid talking about themselves are generally liked less. For any relationship to develop it’s necessary for both participants to share equal details about oneself to create mutual understanding.

  1. Concealing Your Emotions

Instead of bottling up your true feelings, expressing them is a good way of getting close to people and make them like you. People don’t get close to those who don’t show their true emotions. Sharing emotions facilitates interpersonal relation and closeness.

  1. Don’t Show-off

To impress others personally or professionally, avoid boasting about yourself. For example, in a job interview, if asked about your weaknesses it’s good to state them instead of bragging about your confidence or organizational skills.


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