“My agreeable personality wasn’t really what made me likable, though. A likable man is also spineless. He may bust a few balls here and there, but he never pushes back. He goes with the flow, man. He cheers and applauds when he shouldn’t. He’s a one-man “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” monkey. A likable man never betrays his brothers, even when he knows better. He can keep a secret. Tells you what you want to hear. A likable man is popular because he will roll over and show his belly at just the right moments.”

I hadn’t thought about the downsides of being likable until reading this, but you’re totally right. Likability isn’t necessarily a plus!

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