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

It's hard to start convos without knowing any interests.

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

Why do some people find it easier to socialise than others? What sorts of skills or attributes/character traits do they have?

 

-Firstly, haha, agreed on the interesting things to say  @EloiseRose ...unless I know someone well my conversations tend to start off fairly boringly too.

-I guess they also find it easier because they're more outgoing and aren't afraid to put themselves out there or just strike up a conversation with anyone, even a stranger on the street or around their work or school/uni campus.

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

@stonepixie ... anxiety is a massive deal for some people in social situations! Everyone has some anxiety about socialising but some have stronger anxiety that others...

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

I envy anyone whom can just strike up a conversation.

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
Like i said before working retail really helped me practice breaking down that barrier of first contact! even if it was random and awkward but some places don't permit that haha. i guess it takes practice

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

@EloiseRose That kind of reminds me of an anxiety attack I had today. Completely off topic, but we are being social here! 

 

I ate some iffy food today and started feeling sick. I was like "I'm not sure if I'm feeling like I need to empty my stomach because of the iffy food I just ate or if I'm having an anxiety attack because of the iffy food I just ate". 

 

And now, I just can't stop laughing at it.


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

@EloiseRose I used to work in fast food on service, still didn't help me, although we aren't talking to the customer the whole time we are serving them.


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
ah dude I'm sorry to hear that happened today. Anxiety attacks are the WORST!!!
I hope you feel better, and its good you can look back on it and have a bit of a giggle

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

Great points! We even started to branch into some of the reasons why some people could find it hard to socialise such as anxiety )or other mental health issues) or bad past experiences or a shy personality...So what practical tips would you give someone who was struggling to be social?

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

@Lightuptheworld
Although it sounds a bit funny practice practice practice ... even just basic hey how are your?
even maybe having some go too topics.
Although the BEST ADVISE i ever got was
"WHENEVER YOU ARE STUCK FOR CONVERSATION ASK THE PERSON YOU ARE TALKING TO ABOUT THEM" - why? because everyone loves talking about themselves haha
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