CoolnessCoolness is an ability to be confident in yourself such that you lead without obsessing about others. This allows an individual to escape behaviors that tend to be unlikable such as gossiping, complaining, arguing and dramatizing.
People PersonPeople are more apt to like people who like them. If you genuinely like most people you meet, they may tend to reciprocate.
HumorThe ability to make people laugh and to enjoy humor yourself is a highly likable trait.
CharismaCharisma is a charming or fearsome personal presence that immediately signals that an individual is not to be taken lightly. Charismatic individuals are usually both widely liked and disliked. In other words, they tend to elicit an emotional response.traditional culture, super culture, subculture and organizational culture. For example, a politician who has the same language, mannerisms and enthusiasms as the vast majority of the population may be more likable than a politician who is perceived as elitist.
AgreeablenessAgreeableness is a personality trait described as kind, sympathetic, warm and cooperative. Generally speaking, this is highly likeable. This is not to say that highly disagreeable people who are combative, cold and unsympathetic can't be likeable. However, it is easier to be likable if you are agreeable.
UnaffectednessBeing indifferent to who likes you may be an advantage to likability because people are usually suspicious of those who try too hard to ingratiate themselves. This can be seen in social tropes such as a teacher's pet who tries hard to gain the favor of a teacher only to become unlikable to others in the class.
FaultsVirtues such as humility are often cited as being elements of likability. However, it is often the case that individuals who have many faults remain highly likable. It is possible that certain faults can be considered charming in a particular individual such that they add to likability.
NotesLikability is the preferred spelling in the United States, likeability is the preferred spelling in most English speaking countries outside the United States.
A personality trait that corresponds to being widely liked by others.
From the old English licwyrðe meaning agreeable. In its current form, the word likeable appears in sources as early as 1730.