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Wierd question - September 6th 2012, 04:51 AM

How Do I make new friends? Your probably thinking um just go talk to new people but talking to new people is anxiety producing for me and it may not seem like it but I'm very socially awkward I'm better on the Internet but my old friends who I've know since middle school or elemntary are starting to ignore me stop inviting me places and everyone is telling me to make new friends but I'm a senior in high school I feel like I don't know Im suppose to be in a group by now but I don't think anyone wants to be friends with the socially awkward blind girl who is overly hyper sometimes and slightly annoying according to some people and I just don't understand why everyone I'm friends with leave me and they friends I do have don't even live near me and it sucks I just want Someone to be my awkward self with but idk how

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Re: Wierd question - September 11th 2012, 12:12 AM

Hey, you don't have to refer to yourself as "awkward." Maybe that's how you perceive yourself, and how some of your old friends perceive you, but there are people out there who will think you're "interesting," not "awkward." =) It's never too late to start making new friends! In fact, I made a lot of my closest high school friends during my senior year, when I joined a new club. I would start off by doing that - I realize some activities may not be possible due to being blind, but I'll bet there are a few things you could do, like join a club that focuses on fundraising/volunteering in your community.

Have you talked to any of your old friends about what's going on? Maybe they're drifting away because they're stressed about their senior years/college applications, and it's not necessarily a personal issue with you. Asking them if they'd like to hang out one-on-one may not appeal to some of them, but I'll bet one or two will be happy you took the initiative to hang out with them first.

I cannot stress this next part enough: when you approach people, whether they be old friends or potential new friends, self-confidence is everything. This goes back to your label of "awkward" - if you believe you're awkward, then you're going to feel awkward and come across as awkward to other people, which will make other people feel awkward in return and cause them to not want to hang out with you. If you can think of yourself as "fun" or "interesting" instead of "awkward," though, then you'll behave differently toward people, and they'll behave differently toward you in return. To be honest, your "hyper" nature may be off-putting to some people, but it may be exactly what other people want in a friend!

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