Alicia Menendez Wants Women To Stop Falling Into 'The Likeability Trap' : It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders Journalist Alicia Menendez has noticed a problem: in the workplace, and in many aspects of their lives, women are forced into becoming inauthentic versions of themselves in order to be likeable. Her new book, 'The Likeability Trap: How To Break Free And Succeed As You Are,' examines how to avoid these traps. Menendez and guest host Elise Hu talked about creating more fulfilling personal relationships and a better workplace and how likeability plays into politics.

Alicia Menendez Wants Women To Stop Falling Into 'The Likeability Trap'

Alicia Menendez Wants Women To Stop Falling Into 'The Likeability Trap'

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Writer Alicia Menendez
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Journalist Alicia Menendez has noticed a problem: in the workplace, and in many aspects of their lives, women are forced into becoming inauthentic versions of themselves in order to be likeable. Her new book, The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed As You Are, examines how to avoid these traps. Menendez and guest host Elise Hu talked about creating more fulfilling personal relationships and a better workplace and how likeability plays into politics.

Anjuli Sastry and Alexander McCall produced and edited this episode for broadcast.