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[Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

Did you catch up with a friend today? Go out for lunch or dinner with someone? Use Skype or Facebook or text? Share pics with your mates on Instagram or type a quick tweet? There are lots of ways to be social that we use everyday which allow for communication and connection with others. Sometimes it can be awesome, but other times it can make us anxious or hesitant.

 

I, myself, can be rather shy and reserved sometimes and will find it hard to socialise with others, even if I know them. Sometimes this means I won't talk much and/or I'll need time to myself afterwards to process and relax. Other times, especially if I'm passionate about something or I really do want to be heard I can get quite talkative.

You might be really out going and love to chat. Or you might resonate more with my experiences or even feel completely differently about socialising. Whatever your style, it's perfectly okay! For some it's easy to be social and they can talk to almost anyone with ease. But for others it's more difficult whether because they're shy or have social anxiety or something else which holds them back.

 

Embracing opportunities to be social can have lots of benefits, including meeting new people and strengthening connections with those we already know, you might visit new places, learning new things and having new and often exciting eperiences.

 

So come socialise with ReachOut.com next Monday 26th May at 8pm AEST to discuss all about socialising, communicating well and how to get past the barriers we can face when talking to people and meeting new ones.

 

If you're keen to read a bit more before the session then give these factsheets a go! Smiley Happy

-Tips for meeting new people
-Making conversation with strangers
-How to make new friends


*Quote: Gilderoy Lockhart (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 2002)

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

Hi everyone! Welcome to tonight’s Getting Real session with @Lightuptheworld and  

@EloiseRose.Tonight we're going to talk all about being social, the issues we can have and some ways to get past them.  

To keep the convo friendly check out the  forum guidelines and if at any stage you feel like you need to talk to someone please access more support through emergency help.

 

To start off tonight here's the first question:  What does being social even mean? What are some ways you could be social?

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

Being social means not only just talking to people but also having a social netowrk of people who you can rely on for support 

You can be social so many ways... online texting calling

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

Some great points Eloise. I find I socialise in so many ways both online and offline whether by chatting or sharing opinions, etc.

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

@Lightuptheworld 

Its so easy now days to be "social" online 

 theres twitter blogs instagram facebook skype ahhh the list is endless!!! 

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

What does being social even mean?

 

To me, being social means that you engage in conversation with someone in some sort of gathering. If you are there in the physical sense, it means that you are not spending your whole time with your head in your phone. It means to be someones companion

 

What are some ways you could be social?

 

One can be social if they were to join a club or society and be an active member, to go to gatherings with family and friends.

 


My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned and that's okay. ツ

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

@stonepixie 

Thanks for jumping in

NO head in the phone good point !!!!! - rah it can be so annoing 

 

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Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

Welcome @stonepixie ! Smiley Happy

 

I love your explaination as "engaging in conversation"...definitely not social if you're not actively listening and responding. Smiley Happy

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

What does being social even mean? What are some ways you could be social?

Good question. I tend to think that "being social" means interacting with others and being polite even when you don't really feel like it or don't really know the person that well. You can be social by talking to people, chatting on social media, blogging, emailing, calling them...

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

Good points raised so far ... heres a tricky question 

 

What ways can we be social WITHOUT social media?