In my career, I've had all kinds of supervisors. Some of whom I loved (Jan, Ken, and several others), and some of whom I could barely tolerate (you know who you are). But I didn't spend much time worrying if they liked ME or not. Now, in hindsight, I'm thinking I should have spent more time trying to be "likeable" - particularly with the bosses I didn't like. Of course, some people call this "brown nosing" and worse. But perhaps it's just good office politics. I'm still searching for the answer to this.