3The Law of Perception

“One has not only an ability to perceive the world but an ability to alter one’s perception of it; more simply, one can change things by the manner in which one looks at them.”

—Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

There was a woman named Erica in my cluster at business school. While she did spend some time with my circle of friends, more often than not she stuck to herself, which I took as her being aloof. Erica was five feet eleven inches tall and gorgeous; in fact, she’d done a stint as a model. She was extremely smart and had held a prestigious financial job before business school, and on top of all that she was rich—not just a little rich, but extremely wealthy. The way she held herself apart from everyone seemed ...

Get The 11 Laws of Likability now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.