The Basics Of Being Social

When you think of people who are social, what comes to mind? Is it the cool and popular people who everyone enjoys hanging out with and having a good time? Are they incredibly good look, rich, and successful?

Don't fool yourself. Anyone can be social, even you! Too often, people will trick themselves into thinking that you have to be a certain "type" of person to be that way. You have to be extroverted, confident, outgoing, knowledgeable, a party animal, etc.

This is a myth we make up to justify not being more active socially.

It's easier to say "I'm an introvert" or "I'm shy" than do the work to meet other people. But as long as you're somewhat friendly and not too uptight, you can befriend other people quite easily. They may not be the type of people you'll be best friends with until the day you die, but they will enable you to meet others and give you the opportunity to make good friends with people you never even dreamed of meeting.

But despite being friendly and relaxed, you're going to want to have a firm grasp on a few interpersonal skills that will come in handy when expanding your social life.

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