Do you want to be the most popular person in school? The person everyone idolizes, the person everyone loves, the person who always has something fun to do, the one who makes a good impression on people?
Well, like they say, nothing good comes easy. If you want to have friends, be friendly! This is how you can go about it.
First; make a good first impression on everybody you meet. First impressions can make you or break you and you want every person you meet to remember you in a positive way. Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression and make sure it is good so people remember you as a friend and might even talk to you again.
Don’t be too pushy or too shy. Don’t be annoying or nosy about everything. Be nice to everyone and say hi to people you don’t normally say hi to. Keep yourself calm cool and collected!
When talking to people, don’t look at the floor. When you look at the floor that shows people that you’re shy and want to be left alone. Another thing is you have to make sure you have good hygiene. Many people will be turned off if you smell bad, so make sure you brush your teeth twice a day, take a bath daily and use a deodorant.
Always pay attention to what the other person is saying. Don’t concentrate on yourself so much that you don’t catch the person’s name or what they are saying. Talk and compliment the person because it will make them feel special and they will like you! People who are not too chatty come off as sincere and good natured!
When it is your turn to speak, speak clearly. No mumbling! Talk loudly and clearly, but don’t shout. You don’t want to scare them off. Be gentle with your voice but sound pleasant.
Make sure to be polite to everyone. People say, ‘Don’t change, and just be yourself.’ This is true, but make sure to be your best self. Take it one step at a time, and build your confidence. Know that there are many ways to change. You could change your dressing style, or become outgoing instead of shy but, don’t change something big like your good morals just to be popular.
Listen more than you talk. People will want to be around someone who makes them feel better about themselves, so don’t be a chatterbox. Talk about what the other person is interested in. Don’t get stuck in the idea that you are shy or withdrawing. Realize that you are constantly changing, and that you are developing your social skills to the point where you could relate to all people. You have the right to change and grow.
Stop thinking you are ugly or that you aren’t cool enough. Everyone is either beautiful on the inside, outside, or both. Be comfortable with that! Think of your qualities for a while. You’re cool through them. Just believe in yourself and let people know the real you.
Be outgoing. Being shy won’t win you any new friends. You’re going to have to get out there and talk to people. You cannot be afraid to talk to others. Like people and show it! Be friendly and interested in people, and many of them will like you back. If you are shy, make friends with really outgoing people. They will encourage you to talk to other people, and soon it will be easier for you.
Most importantly, remember the reason you are at school, don’t burn all your energy trying to make friends, be popular and forget the most important thing that is; Education.