20. Be curious
Pose open-ended inquiries. People frequently reciprocate your interest when you show it, and friendships can develop.
21. Consider using a social networking or friendship app
Social networking is a terrific tool for those who battle with social anxiety and may initially feel uncomfortable in public settings. There are wonderful groups with similar interests. Additionally, a few free applications, like Bumble BFF, connect friends in a similar manner to dating.
22. Show off your positive mood if you have one
People are profoundly affected by the emotions of those around them and may even unknowingly sense these feelings. Try your best to convey cheerful feelings so that people enjoy being around you.
23. Take feedback
Did your sister tease you as a child for talking too much or for not paying attention? Do your loved ones occasionally find you to be a little flaky?
Be open to discovering more about yourself and pay attention to the cues others offer you about how they feel about you. You’ll be a much better buddy because of your self-awareness.
24. Be deliberate
It’s acceptable to be deliberate in your behavior if you want to build relationships with others. Set objectives for yourself to meet new people.
25. Expose your faults now and then
After you make a mistake, people tend to like you more, but only if they think you are a competent person. By admitting your flaws, you become more likable and demonstrate vulnerability to those around you.
26. Think about the impression you’re giving
Even while it may seem simple, if you smell, are unclean, or are simply presenting yourself carelessly, you might put off some potential acquaintances. We all have bad days—it happens—but taking care to look your best demonstrates your worth to yourself.
27. Share a secret
Self-disclosure is a fantastic relationship-building strategy since it makes both parties feel more connected to one another and increases their likelihood of future confiding in one another. The bond becomes more intimate because of this vulnerability.
28. Put a focus on your shared ideals or hobbies
Whether it’s in attitude, interests, or opinions on contentious issues, people are more drawn to individuals who are like them. Find a point of commonality.
29. Take a life (in the gentlest way possible)
Do activities that involve others frequently if you want to connect with people who share your interests. Classes, hobby clubs, volunteering, sports, games, hiking, and other regular pursuits are all examples of activities.
Your shared interest with the people you meet will give you topics for conversation and enjoyable activities. Don’t rely solely on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. These can be useful for staying in touch, but they cannot take the place of genuine friendship.