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 silent. Even if you’re not shy, it can be hard to speak with people you don’t know well or who make you feel nervous. The fact is, most teenagers feel shy some of the time and some feel shy a lot of the time. There’s nothing wrong with keeping to yourself when you do not feel like speaking.
If you wish to have friends, you have to be friendly. That means being kind and thoughtful and learning how to talk and listen. Talking without listening is not really a conversation at all. It’s only exercising your voice and mouth. If you don’t hear the person you’re talking to, you are not likely to create or keep many friends.
Another way of getting friends is by sharing. As soon as you start conversations, keep them going by telling others something about yourself. Other kids are more likely to talk about themselves if you share something about yourself. Sometimes, sharing means telling others about what your opinions, interests, plans, and feelings are.
Lastly, to be favorable, you should speak kindly to others and of others and be polite. Additionally, it means showing respect and treating people the same way you’d like to be handled.
Sometimes you may need to be assertive, and sometimes you may even need to talk to individuals in a strong voice to prevent them from doing something dangerous. But even then you can be polite. Polite, respectful talk is 1 way to exude kindness.
Kind talk is more than that too. It means giving words of support to individuals that are lonely or depressed and giving sincere compliments to others. You can show friends that you really care about them through your words.
Kind talk is incorporating kindness to a person’s life with your words, especially when they don’t expect it. However, it may even be more than that. It can also be adding kindness through your actions 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 who can not. Both are essential to be assertive and self-confident.