Do people like a bootlicker ?One of my friend has interest in politics. He always runs after politicians. He is a big sycophant of politicians. One day I asked him its reason, he replied, "Every politician likes sycophants. They don't want to listen to "NO". What they say should be answered, "You are right, Sir". I notice him that he uses sweet words to please others also. I think it is not confined to politicians only. Everybody likes sycophants. People recognise a sycophant and know very well that his sweet words are merely for flattery, notwithstanding, they like to listen to sweet words. I have observed this is a natural tendency of everybody. If I say that it is a universal fact then it is not wrong. Being outspoken will take you in problems, no matter how smart or intelligent you are, your speaking truth is not bearable to anybody because the truth is always bitter, and nobody likes 'bitter'.
My friend often says," If you want to succeed in your life - Be a flatterer. People will welcome you".