GaG community, please help me figure out how to rid myself of this socially awkwardness!
They say there's someone out there for everyone and there are people out there that will appreciate me just the way I am but if that is true why am I so alone? Where are they hiding, these strange and mythical beings that will accept me?
Thanks for reading and contributing. Have a nice day!
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The first thing is that you have to accept yourself for who you are. I know sounds easy but if you aren't accepting of yourself of if you get nervous around others because you are perceiving yourself as awkward well... then you're going to come off awkward. So, first just do your best to be okay with who you are.
Second, I might suggest reading up on body language. Read both with the intent to identify it in others but also so that you can monitor the body language that you are presenting to others. You might be the best person in the world but if your body language is telling others something else they will never get close enough to see the real you.
Third, get out and do the things that are important to you. That works as a natural filter to put you in proximity with others who have similar interests.
And finally, don't give up. Say hello and engage everyone. When someone responds in a positive way engage them in a conversation. If they talk great you may nave a new friend. If they don't say much and move on that's okay too you had a chance to practice your social skills.
Now... ready. set. GO!