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Question Making New Friends - September 29th 2018, 02:57 AM

Recently I've realized that I have a pretty thick shell around me that I never realized was there. I'm trying to make new friends, but it's hard.

I talk to people in class and stuff, but I can be awkward and shy (sometimes I'm not). I also tend to forget people a lot, and I think I just need to start paying better attention when I talk to someone.

I want to get out of my shell and meet new people, but I can feel myself shying away from social situations. My school has a counseling and psychological service center I may go to for some help, but I would appreciate any advice you guys have.
   
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Re: Making New Friends - September 29th 2018, 07:05 PM

I think a good place to start is by seeing if your school has any groups that hold meetings for similar interests to that of your own. For example, if you enjoy reading and your school has a book club, you could see about joining it, since that way when you attend, you'll all have common ground on something you enjoy and a great place to start conversation.


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Re: Making New Friends - September 29th 2018, 07:24 PM

Sarah gave a good tip about joining a club your school has, if it does indeed have one. Another idea is to maybe form a study group say, for example, every Monday and Thursday afternoon. That way, in addition to helping one another out over homework assignments and projects, you are getting to know some of your classmates a little bit better.

Another idea is joining a team at your school, such as basketball or soccer. Or, to divulge deeper into Sarah's idea, form a club. It seems like you are into fandoms, so maybe join a club (or create a social media page) for something you and your classmates like. It can be a TV show, a band, an athlete, whatever. A lot of people find bonding over fandoms to be a bit superficial, and difficult to do with people they know in real life; but it's an idea!

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