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View Poll Results: How many of the strangers do you think you could be friends with at the end of the day?
0 4 8.16%
1 - 3 28 57.14%
4 - 6 10 20.41%
7 - 9 1 2.04%
10+ 6 12.24%
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Question If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 23rd 2009, 07:10 PM

...how many of the strangers would you say you would be decent/OK friends with at the end of the day, based on your own level of outgoingness?
Formally greeting and introducing yourselves to each other doesn't count. The group is an eclectic mix of ethnicities and each person is around your own age.

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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 23rd 2009, 07:32 PM

I think that unless we all had at least one commonality, it is doubtful I would call anyone of those people a good friend. We may connect well, for a day, but good friendships take time and effort to build. I might call some of them "friends". But after a day, most people are still acquaintances. That said I'd probably talk with all or most of them. I like meeting people. :]



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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 23rd 2009, 08:27 PM

haha, none >.> I'm the one that sits in the corner and watches everyone.


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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 23rd 2009, 08:29 PM

1-3, I believe.
   
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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 23rd 2009, 08:31 PM

I talk with them all, but probably just focus more on the 1-3 I had more in common with.


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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 23rd 2009, 08:35 PM

I don't know. I'd talk to them but I doubt I'd be really good friends with any of them.


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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 23rd 2009, 11:54 PM

I think that it takes more than a day to develop a friendship, but I would definitely do my best to get a chance to talk to everyone and have everyone get along and find something to talk about. We'd sure all be good acquaintances by the end of it.


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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 24th 2009, 12:42 AM

0, I am the one who sits in the corner with my back to the wall listening to my iPod with an optional thermos for tea
   
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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 24th 2009, 01:08 AM

i chose 10+





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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 24th 2009, 01:12 AM

Personally, I would try to make friends with all of them! Why not?


   
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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 24th 2009, 01:16 AM

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0, I am the one who sits in the corner with my back to the wall listening to my iPod with an optional thermos for tea
Agreed. Well, one the plus side, if we were 2 of the 15 people, we would be friends


So in the poll,I put 10+ because I'm really nice. However, it didn't hit me till I voted how extremely quiet I am around people I don't know. So in the event of that happening, I would pick the person, or 2 people, that I think I would most get along with, and spend the whole day with them.


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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 25th 2009, 05:29 PM

I put 1-3 because I feel I would talk to everyone but then focus on a few people with similar interests and the ones I got on with the best.
   
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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 25th 2009, 05:37 PM

Well I'm really quite shy when meeting new people in person so I'd probably only be able to work up the courage to say hi to a few people. Although if the only people were more confident and started up conversations with me then I'm sure I'd be okay, it's just starting the conversations I'm bad at.


   
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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 25th 2009, 05:53 PM

I would say most probably not as I take ages to make friends. Due to many factors such as poor communication skills offline and my personality.


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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 25th 2009, 06:09 PM

i chose 10+. i make friends pretty easily and can find common ground with most people. i think it would be a waste to not make an effort with all those fifteen people.


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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 26th 2009, 10:15 PM

1-3 if I found anyone I had anything in common with.
But it may well be 0 as I find it really hard to make friends, it takes me a lot of time to trust people, it depends on the people.
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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 26th 2009, 11:42 PM

I'm guessing 1-3. Most probably 1 or 2.

But it does depend on the people that are in the room and if they'd be willing to talk to me, i'm not the best conversation starter. I don't like getting to know too many people in too short a time, so 2 would probably be my maximum anyways.

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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 26th 2009, 11:51 PM

I would talk to everyone of them =D ahah. I might as well makes friends with them if i had to spend a whole day with them.
   
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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 26th 2009, 11:58 PM

Honestly all of them. I'm very good at making first impressions and in awkward situations.
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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 27th 2009, 12:00 AM

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I'd be the one to tell you to take the headphones out of your ears and then I would ask you some completely random question, and die to the wierdness of the question you would feel completely comfortable.
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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 27th 2009, 03:21 AM

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I'd look deeply unimpressed, give you a sarcastic answer and go back to music. When I don't want to talk people get even shorter responses
   
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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 27th 2009, 03:55 AM

Good question. I voted 1-3. I would probably be just a talking buddy with one person.
The other people would think I was a freak because I never talk.

Although it depends on the strangers personalities.
If they liked to talk I'd be their friend, because I just listen and nod...
But if they were shy then.. it would be 0.






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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 27th 2009, 04:25 AM

I'd say 4-6, but I'm thinking more along the lines of we could be friends if we hung out more and talked more. Nothing happens in one day.

At first I would be shy as hell, but once I got to know other people a little bit more from how they communicate with each other, I'd come out of my shell and try to join in. I might do better, I might do worse. Generally in this situation, what happens is the people with strong, rude personalities become friends and pick on others, the others join together as to avoid falling apart.


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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 27th 2009, 04:36 PM

I like to think Im pretty bubbly, when I want to be, so I would say I'd make at least 1 friend, due to curiousty & the fact I like talking to strangers anyway


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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 27th 2009, 05:14 PM

I think i'd be quite shy and quiet, but if anybody talks to me i'd definitely talk back. So the outgoing people would come to me, instead of me coming to them, and i'd make 1-3 friends.
   
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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 27th 2009, 06:32 PM

Haha, unless they spoke to me first probably none. I'd just hide in the corner and keep checking the time or find an excuse to get out!


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Re: If you had to spend a day with 15 complete strangers... - February 28th 2009, 12:24 AM


Naturally, I'm an extremely outgoing person. I connect mostly with girls the best but my close friends are guys.

It's not hard for me to connect with people, because I'm moldable. I can affix to the settings given to me.

So, I give myself a high rating, I would have about 7-10 people would be my friend at the end of the day. The rest of them, would either hate me too much or not. But once I become friends with one of the people I tend to reach out to the rest of them :]


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