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10 Signs You're More Likeable Than You Realize

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讨人喜欢10迹象

10 Signs You’re More Likeable Than You Realize

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Part I. QUESTIONS

Listen to the passage and choose the best answer to each question you hear.


Q1. What is mentioned as the first sign that you are more likeable than you realize?

A. Receiving compliments and positive feedback frequently.

B. People actively seeking your company.

C. Strangers feeling comfortable approaching and talking to you.

D. Laughter often surrounding you.


Q2. According to the text, what does it signify when strangers approach and talk to you?

A. You have an innate ability to make people feel at ease.

B. You are an expert in social dynamics.

C. You are always looking for new friends.

D. You are a good storyteller.


Q3. When people extend small acts of kindness toward you, what does this indicate?

A. They expect something in return.

B. They see you as someone who needs help.

C. They are naturally inclined to be kind to those they truly like.

D. They want to impress you with their generosity.


Q4. What may be the possible reason if people tend to confide personal information or secrets to you?

A. Because they owe you a favor.

B. Because they have no one else to talk to.

C. Because they want to spread rumors.

D. Because they view you as an empathetic and non-judgmental listener.


Q5. What type of compliments suggest you are genuinely cherished for who you are on the inside?

A. Compliments that reference your character qualities.

B. Compliments that focus on your physical appearance.

C. Compliments about your professional achievements.

D. Compliments on your sense of style.


Q6. How does laughter in your presence reflect on your likability?

A. It reveals that you are likely a professional comedian.

B. It means that you don't take life seriously.

C. It shows that you are always telling jokes.

D. It indicates that others find you engaging and pleasant to be around.


Q7. What can be inferred about a person who often receives suggestions to work together on projects?

A. They might be perceived as an authority in their field.

B. They may be considered reliable and cooperative by their peers.

C. They likely prefer working alone.

D. They probably have limited social skills.


Q8. What may be the possible reason if others seek out your point of view according to the text?

A. They are required to get multiple opinions for decision-making.

B. They want to validate their own opinions.

C. They respect your character and reputation.

D. They are testing your knowledge.


Q9. Based on the text, what does spontaneous support from others indicate?

A. People care about your well-being and value you.

B. Others are interested in your personal affairs.

C. You have an obligation to reciprocate their help.

D. You are perceived as someone incapable of managing alone.


Q10.
What is the overall message of the text?

   A. The importance of being humorous in all interactions.

   B. The relationship between receiving help from others and your popularity.

   C. The fact that you are probably more likeable than you expect.

   D. The need to become more approachable to strangers.



Part II. TRANSCRIPT

10 Signs You’re More Likeable Than You Realize


You know those folks who effortlessly attract friends, seamlessly connect with everyone, and leave a trail of positivity wherever they go? Have you ever paused to wonder if you might be one of them? In the whirlwind of daily life, (Q10) it’s easy to overlook the subtle signals whispering that you’re actually more liked than you give yourself credit for. It’s time to turn the spotlight inward and explore the tell-tale signs that suggest you might be one of those genuinely likeable individuals after all!


seamlessly adj. (两部分之间)无空隙的,不停顿的

whirlwind n. 混乱; 破坏性的力量或事物


#1 People Actively Seek Your Company


(Q1) If you notice that others actively make an effort to include you and spend time with you, it’s a clear indicator that they find your presence enjoyable. When planning events or meetups, your friends or colleagues ensure you’re available and able to attend, emphasizing that your involvement is integral to the overall enjoyment of the gathering. This attentiveness reflects a profound appreciation for the positive energy and contributions you bring to the group dynamic.


attentiveness n. 注意


#2 Strangers Feel Comfortable Approaching and Talking to You


If this is the case, you probably have an innate ability to make people feel acknowledged when you first engage. You likely exude an inviting energy that puts others at ease. (Q2) Something about your demeanor and open body language signals your receptive presence, making people feel comfortable approaching you and initiating conversation. Even a brief exchange of words leaves the other person feeling seen and heard. Overall, your approachability and accessibility reflect your inherent warmth and compassion, inviting people to open up and connect.


innate adj. 天生的;先天的;与生俱来的

exude v. 感觉或品质)显现

demeanor n. 行为,举止,态度

receptive adj.(对新观点、建议等)愿意倾听的,乐于接受的


#3 Kindness Gravitates Toward You


Do you ever receive small, thoughtful gifts from others just because…? Or maybe you’ve noticed that your co-worker consistently reserves a seat for you at those early morning meetings. (Q3) These thoughtful acts are akin to personal gestures of kindness, indicating that people are naturally inclined to extend such niceties to those they truly like. So, if you frequently find yourself on the receiving end of such considerate acts, see it as a quiet endorsement from the universe, affirming that your likability is shining through.


nicety n. 细节;细微的差别


#4 People Confide in You with Personal Information or Secrets


One telltale sign that you’re more likable than you realize is that people confide in you and trust you with personal information or secrets. (Q4) Your reputation as an empathetic, non-judgmental listener makes them feel comfortable opening up to you about sensitive topics they might not share with others. When friends are going through tough times, they know they can turn to you for a listening ear without fear of criticism. Your open and accepting nature creates a welcoming atmosphere and encourages them to be vulnerable and honest with their feelings. Even casual acquaintances sense your compassion and find it easy to talk to you about deeper issues.


#5 You Frequently Receive Compliments and Positive Feedback


Compliments signify that you’ve made a positive impression on someone. When people take the time to express their appreciation, it reinforces your appeal and value in their eyes. And, the more you receive kind words, the more evidence there is that you are well-liked by those around you. (Q5) Sincere compliments, especially those referencing your character like “you’re so thoughtful” or “you always know how to cheer me up,” are particularly meaningful. These types of compliments are a direct acknowledgment of your inner qualities. If you find yourself regularly on the receiving end of such feedback, it’s a strong sign that you are genuinely cherished for who you are on the inside.


#6 Laughter Often Surrounds You


(Q6) Laughter is an instinctive response to enjoyment and comfort, and when it frequently accompanies your presence, it indicates a genuine affinity. Your ability to bring about laughter not only reflects a sense of humor but also shows that others find you engaging and pleasant to be around. Even in tense situations, your ability to find humor and share a genuine laugh can cut through awkwardness or discomfort. Your tendency to smile and laugh often puts others at ease, spreads positive energy, and makes social interactions more enjoyable. Inside jokes, in particular, signify a level of intimacy and shared experiences, making your connections stronger and more meaningful.


affinity n. 密切的关系


#7 People Frequently Suggest Working Together on Projects or Activities


Receiving frequent invitations to collaborate with classmates, colleagues, or new acquaintances is quite significant. (Q7) It means peers hold your contributions in high regard and find you to be reliable and pleasant to work with. They recognize your positive traits that would benefit teaming up on projects big and small, whether it’s talent, work ethic, creativity, or the friendly and cooperative spirit you bring to the team. Being sought after for partnerships truly reflects the recognition of the positive dynamic you bring to shared endeavors. People want you to contribute your time and energy alongside them because it enhances the experience for everyone involved.


#8 Others Often Ask for Your Advice


People ask for advice when they want an honest, thoughtful response from someone they respect. (Q8) The fact that others seek out your point of view reflects well on your character and reputation. It means people not only enjoy your company but also appreciate your intellect. Those who turn to you for guidance likely see you as dependable, insightful, and wise beyond your years. Your advice is valued because it comes from a place of thoughtfulness, empathy, and sincere concern.

#9 Your Online Presence Reflects Positivity


In a digital world, your online presence can reveal a great deal about how you are perceived. When your interactions consistently reflect positivity, it signals that your placed trust, rapport, and goodwill have earned you respect and likeability within your social circles. It’s not just about the posts you share or the comments you leave; it’s about creating a vibe that resonates with people. When your content and conversations add value by informing, inspiring, entertaining, or helping others, it creates enjoyable exchanges that make you appreciated.


rapport n. 亲善;融洽;和谐

vibe n. 感应; 气氛

resonate with sb. 使产生联想;引起共鸣


#10 You Tend to Receive Spontaneous Support


(Q9) When others offer to help you out or lend a hand without you even needing to ask, it’s a clear sign that people genuinely care about your well-being. Whether it’s offering to give you a ride when your car is in the shop or bringing over a home-cooked meal when you’re feeling under the weather, these gestures show that others want to support you when you need it most. Such actions speak volumes about how much you are valued by those around you.


Reflecting on the signs we’ve covered, it’s likely that you have many qualities that make you pleasant to be around. Even if you don’t notice it yourself, others do respond positively to your warmth, kindness, dependability, and wisdom. These traits not only attract friends and opportunities but also enrich the lives of those around you.



Part III. KEY

Q1. B. 细节题。原文提到:"If you notice that others actively make an effort to include you and spend time with you, its a clear indicator that they find your presence enjoyable." 意为:“如果你发现其他人活动时积极努力地想带上你与你共度时光,这是一个明确的迹象表明他们发现你的存在令人愉快。”所以正确答案是 B

Q2. A. 细节题。文提到"Something about your demeanor and open body language signals your receptive presence, making people feel comfortable approaching you and initiating conversation." 意为:“你的举止和开放的肢体语言表达了你的接纳态度,让人们觉得接近你很舒服并开始对话。”因此答案是 A

Q3. C. 细节题。文提到:"These thoughtful acts are akin to personal gestures of kindness, indicating that people are naturally inclined to extend such niceties to those they truly like." 意为:“这些关切的行为类似于个人的善意姿态,表明人们自然倾向于将这种善意延伸到他们真正喜欢的人身上。”因此答案是 C

Q4.D. 细节题。文提到:"Your reputation as an empathetic, non-judgmental listener makes them feel comfortable opening up to you about sensitive topics they might not share with others." 意为:“你作为一个有同情心、不带评判的倾听者的声誉使他们在敏感话题上乐于向你敞开心扉,这些话题他们可能不会与其他人分享。”因此答案是 D

Q5. A. 细节题。文提到:"Sincere compliments, especially those referencing your character like 'youre so thoughtful' or 'you always know how to cheer me up,' are particularly meaningful." 意为:“尤其是那些涉及你性格的真诚赞美,比如‘你如此体贴’或‘你总是知道怎么让我高兴起来’,特别有意义。”这表示这些类型的赞美是对你内在品质的直接认可。因此答案是 A

Q6. D. 细节题。文提到:"Laughter is an instinctive response to enjoyment and comfort, and when it frequently accompanies your presence, it indicates a genuine affinity." 意为:“笑声是感到享受和舒适的本能反应,当你的出现经常伴随着笑声时,这表明是一种真正的亲近关系。”因此答案是 D

Q7. B. 推理题。文提到:"It means peers hold your contributions in high regard and find you to be reliable and pleasant to work with." 意为:“这意味着同龄人非常重视你的贡献,并认为你是一个可靠而愉快的合作伙伴。”因此答案是 B

Q8. C. 推理题。文提到:"The fact that others seek out your point of view reflects well on your character and reputation." 意为:“其他人寻求你的观点这一事实很好地反映了你的性格和声誉。”因此答案是 C

Q9. A. 推理题。文提到:"When others offer to help you out or lend a hand without you even needing to ask, its a clear sign that people genuinely care about your well-being." 意为:“当别人无需你请求就提供帮助或伸出援手时,这是一个明确的信号,表明人们真正关心你的福祉。”因此答案是 A

Q10. C. 主旨题。原文:"...it's easy to overlook the subtle signals whispering that you're actually more liked than you give yourself credit for..." 意为:“人们很容易会忽视一些小迹象。而这些迹象证明你其实比你自己认为的更受人欢迎。”因此答案是 C。

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  • 时长:7.5分钟
  • 语速:151wpm
  • 来源:刘立军 2024-03-27