We all have people who we appreciate and want to be around. People who are reliable, knowledgable, willing to listen, will stick up for their opinions but are willing to change their minds if the facts support a shift.
You should strive to be that person. Do things that people will appreciate. Be reliable. Be knowledgable, but don’t talk to much. Stick up for what is right, and be flexible when you get information that should change your position. Be wanted.