Why making mistakes makes Leaders more likeable.

Apparently, making mistakes actually makes us more likeable, due to something called the Pratfall Effect.

We tend to like people who make mistakes more Apparently, making mistakes actually makes us more likeable, due to something called the Pratfall Effect. Kevan Lee recently explained how this works on the Buffer blog: Those who never make mistakes are perceived as less likeable than those who commit the occasional faux pas. Messing up draws people closer to you, makes you more human. Perfection creates distance and an unattractive air of invincibility. Those of us with flaws win out every time.