Sharing secrets with friends can be comforting and helpful, but you’ll get more out of it -- and so will they -- if you both build up a base of trust and understanding first.
You don’t have to be a pushover, but people like to be around people who are willing to listen to new views and try something different every now and then.
If people see that you refuse to gossip about them, they’ll know that you’re someone they can place their faith in.
If you refrain from name-dropping, people will take notice and like that you’re down-to-earth.
People like being with people that listen to them rather than talking on their phones or generally looking distracted.
If you can keep cool during pressure situations and avoid exploding, it will be better for everyone and more people will look to you when they need someone with a level head.
People like talking about themselves, and it shows when you act interested in knowing more about them. As a bonus, they’ll generally be more interested in you, too.
Laugh off the little stuff, smile, and tell jokes when it’s appropriate.
If you’re trying to disguise bragging with fake self-deprecation then people will see right through it, so be yourself instead. Not only will people like it more, but you’ll be happier with yourself as well.