Why do so many people like Keanu Reeves?

Steve Anthony
2 min readJan 3, 2021


Late-night show host: “You’ve been dubbed the internet’s boyfriend, how do you feel about that?”

Keanu Reeves: “I’ve been what?”

The 51-year-old actor is actually one of the most popular actors in the world.

Here’s are a few reasons why he’s so likable:

He directs praise towards others — He talks a lot about others who have helped him succeed. He elevates others.

He exudes a calm and relaxed presence — He’s easy to talk to and is relatable. This allows for moments of strong enthusiasm to show up and hook back the person you’re talking to.

He’s a hands man- He uses his hands a lot

Spencer Kelly, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Colgate University and co-director of the school’s Center for Language and Brain, found that gestures make people pay attention to the acoustics of speech.

He is generous — Who doesn’t like a generous person.

When Keanu was shooting the Matrix movie, he surprised the cast with 12 customized Harley Davidson motorcycles. Who wouldn’t like this guy?

He simply has a lot of compassion. Most people don’t stop on the side of the road to help push a car to safety or hang out with a homeless guy.

His willingness to give back to people makes him very likable even though his public speaking or charisma isn’t perfect.

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Steve Anthony

I’m an adventurous coffee drinker. I’m also the founder of https://www.loopward.com/, a source to help people improve their people skills. Reach out!