Thursday, March 8, 2007
Though I have stepped out of my teen years 2 years back, yet today I feel like remembering those fond days and write a few lines on those teens years. Teenhood being a major part of a person’s growing years happens to be the time when people make friends for a lifetime and herein comes the need to make the right choice of friends. In my school days, I have noticed that many teens find a lot of difficulty in interacting and making new friends. As this is the time of physiological change needless to say, that brings about a psychological change too. Many teens happen to coil themselves into a shell, suffer from shyness, or are utterly confused not knowing what to do. This makes something as simple as making friends pose to be something complex. Moreover, if the teens come from a another city or happen to have moved newly into a particular school, the matter becomes all the more difficult.

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So, here are a few simple steps I found on the internet about ways to make new friends:

1.Relax - It's all about confidence - if you are nervous or try too hard to look cool you'll just act weird, so you won't make any friends. You have to think of good reasons of why someone would like to meet you, think of the virtues you have. So relax, people will like you for passing a peaceful energy.
2.Make the first move - Don't be shy, it won't help you in anything. Look around for someone that seems interesting, then relax and go up to talk to them. Say hi, ask how they are and just meet them.
3.Be nice - How do you expect them to like you if you are not nice? Put a calm smile on your face and find out what you guys have in common. You'll be able to be more comfortable if you find out that other person has things in common with you.
4.Be a good listener - Give attention to what they say, look straight in their eyes and show you're paying attention. Nod, agree, show you find that is interesting. It's important to be a good listener, because everyone likes to be heard, and if this person feels like you're listening to her, your new friend will enjoy your company more.
5.Just be you - I know you've heard it a lot of times, but no one really likes a poser - people would like the real you better for your virtues, not a fake person no one really knows. So just be you, speak your mind, that way people will enjoy a lot more yourself and you will get people that like you for you.
6.Develop friendships - You may talk to someone now but soon they'll forget you if you stop. You better take a time to say hi to them everyday and ask how are they going. If you do that everyday, they'll be happy that you care about them and remembered them, so they won't forget you and you guys will be good friends.
7.Include those friends in your social life agenda - Invite your new friends to go to teather with you, go to mall or hang out at a cool place. You guys must have fun together, so you can introduce your new friends to old friends and them your social circle will be larger and everyone will know it.

Hope these tips prove to be really helpful!

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