It can be tough to know the difference between a true and fake friend initially. However, as soon as you understand the difference between the two, you should try to make friends and keep them.
Maybe making friends is hard for you because you are shy or naturally quiet. Even if you’re not shy, it can be hard to talk to people you do not know well or who make you feel nervous. The simple fact is, most teenagers feel shy some of the time and some feel shy a whole lot of the time. There is nothing wrong with keeping to yourself when you do not feel like talking.
If you wish to have friends, you need to be friendly. That means being thoughtful and kind and learning to talk and listen. Talking without listening isn’t really a conversation in any respect. It’s just exercising your voice and mouth. If you don’t listen to the person you’re talking to, you aren’t likely to create or keep many friends.
Another way of getting friends is by sharing. Once you start conversations, keep them going by telling others something about yourself. Sometimes, sharing means telling others about what your opinions, interests, strategies, and feelings are.
Lastly, to be favorable, you should speak kindly to others and of others and be polite. Saying things like please, thank you and excuse me is very important. It also means showing respect and treating people the exact same way you’d like to be treated.
Sometimes you might have to be assertive, and sometimes you might even have to talk to people in a powerful voice to stop them from doing something dangerous. But even then you can be considerate. Polite, respectful talk is 1 way to exude kindness.
Kind talk is going out of your way to help others through your words. It means giving words of support to individuals who are lonely or sad and providing sincere compliments to others. You can show friends that you really care about them through your words.
Kind talk is adding kindness to a person’s life with your words, especially when they do not expect it. But it can even be more than that. It may also be adding kindness through your activities by doing favours for others.
By taking these steps, you’ll be learning how to make and keep friends. However you will also learn who can be trusted with your friendship and that can not. Both are important to be assertive and self explanatory.