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  • Are you spending the night in watching this video, because you don't have any plan?

  • I know what that's like, and I'm here to let you know that you aren't alone.

  • Thousands of people watching this probably wish they were sitting next to someone like you.

  • Being socially awkward might seem like it's a big part of who you are, but here's a small secret.

  • It's only big because it's what you focus on. In reality, there's more to you than what you give yourself credit for.

  • Here are five ways to make friends when you're socially awkward.

  • Why show up at a bar you never go to, when you can use your everyday settings?

  • If you study in school full-time and work on the weekends, you can make friends with your classmates and co-workers.

  • Cliques often prevent people from getting to know each other, but there are ways to overcome these social walls. It starts with an open mind.

  • Judge someone for the content of their character, not based on the music they listen to, nor what they wear.

  • When you start with something familiar, you'll all feel comfortable, and maybe strike up a conversation about a common interest.

  • If you're worried about being out of place,

  • don't be. People don't admit this a lot, but the truth is: life can be incredibly boring, seeing and hearing the same things every day.

  • Maybe you're exactly what someone needs to spice things up.

  • Different interests come in handy when others can learn a thing or two from you, and vice versa.

  • An erupts people of happiness and open doors.

  • Instead, practice vulnerability. I know how hard it can be when rejection is feared.

  • But you never know until you try. In fact, you can never succeed if you don't try.

  • Telling yourself you're not good enough to talk to someone will only prevent you from building connections with others.

  • Make a list of all of your strengths and talents, and tape it to your mirror.

  • Each day before you leave for school or work, read it to remind yourself that you're special.

  • Sounds like a no-brainer, right? But etiquette is timeless, classy, and makes you an approachable person.

  • People are usually turned off by selfish, self-absorbed individuals, who only talk about themselves.

  • If you're shy, you might be scared to lend a helping hand or comfort someone, when you see that they're having a bad day.

  • But compassion is a way to someone's heart. So the next time the person who sits next to you in chemistry

  • fails a test you aced, take the leap and offer help. It's hard for people to resist light, during dark times.

  • Overnight success is a myth, and so is the whole scenario of meeting someone who just gets it.

  • If it were always that easy, we wouldn't have room to grow. Know that the best friendships take time.

  • It's okay to move slow, and don't compare the friendships you're forming with someone else's.

  • Everyone's story unfolds differently. Instead of stressing out about why you haven't made matching bracelets or had sleepovers yet,

  • embrace the present for what it is, and practice vulnerability.

  • Expect yourself to make mistakes, you're only human after all.

  • Remember, people don't need perfection. They only need to feel understood and loved, in order to make connections.

  • See the best in others, and be encouraging of their dreams.

  • But have the guts to let someone see you fall down sometimes. Tell them about the fears that keep you up at night.

  • They'll be relieved because, chances are, they have them too. Good friendships always add value for both parties.

  • Accept that the both of you have strengths and weaknesses, but when you come together, a special bond is formed.

Are you spending the night in watching this video, because you don't have any plan?

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5 Ways to Make Friends When You're Socially Awkward

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    Samuel posted on 2018/10/23
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