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What Kind of Person Do You Like To Make Friends With ?

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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 12y

Do you prefer the shy, quiet types ?

2. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 12y

I'm a shy quiet type myself so when confronted with another shy quiet type it can be a bit awkward! Like two clams.

I get on best with someone outgoing enough to bring me out of my shell, then noone knows I'm usually shy, I'll be as much of a silly chatterbox as anyone.

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 12y

Shy, quiet has its advantages

I used to be very attracted to fiery folk, but nowadays I'm more mellow in my own outlook

4. Posted by acetravels (Full Member 181 posts) 12y

...depends on what mood frame i m in ...i mix in any sort of crowd...if u c a corner with much laughter...u"ll know who is cracking "em jokes..

5. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 12y

people who dont lie-that would be a good start-now what is it with people these days!-you just cant have a normal conversation with people-perhaps its just the people i know but it really gets me down-whats the point in lying-all the time!

When i'm out i'm quite chatty but not too loud in ya face sort of person! i can be quite quiet-depends on the company really!

I think that i get on well with everyone-i always try to include people but i always find that i'm the one TRYING to talk to others-even when i dont really know them-can be very umm...difficult. I'm an easy going person so i suppose anyone who is easy going, who dont judge people and are up for a laugh!-but not forceful!

hey look at the first word on the top 3 sentances!-kool ay!

6. Posted by acetravels (Full Member 181 posts) 12y

thats true... lil j ... its quite a turn off ..when u find so much pretense and lying in people..and some so brazenly blatent..but then all sorts make the world ...there is so much of decieving even among friends... that u r better off having enemies , at least u r cautious about them..with them friends ur gaurd is down..and dont c the stab comming..

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y

I'm pretty shy and quiet, but I've found that, with other shy people, we tend to cancel the shyness out. Like you can all understand why the other would be shy and quiet, so it's no longer an issue.

I prefer the open, honest, happy type of person. Happiness seems to be contagious, and I find I look at the positive side of thigs more easily when I'm with someone who exudes good will and has a genuinely good spirit.

Not that, um, my spirit is particularly tainted....

8. Posted by smythy (Full Member 237 posts) 12y

Would describe myself as quite shy and quiet (depends on the company really - wiv one or two others im ok, but if a crowd i'll tend to sit back and listen to the rest).

tway or the rest of u, do you get on better wiv your own gender?

for some reason (im not gay by the way) i tend to come outta my shell more when im talking to male mates/friends, if girls r round i'll be more reserved than if i was wiv guys, maybe its cause ive grown up wiv only brothers (3 of them and no sisters) and am more confident in talking to my bro's and male friends! not sure really just wanna know if others have probs like this!

Can anyone help me how to get out of it?


9. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 12y

Edd-i find i get on with well everyone really but males espec-well i dont know actually, i think females can be bitchy and harsh! where as flow of conversationis easier with men!

I used to be soooo shy-i hardly spoke to anyone-through juniors and most of school, since starting full-time work i have really come out of my shell, i love socialising!

I think you would be fine with females but i think you have that in your mind, so when you are faced with the opposite you go quiet-its all in the mind!-trust me!

I can be quite reserved, usually if i'm nervous or not sure of the company i'm with.

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y

Ed, I always seem to find talking to men easier than talking to women. I don't know why - maybe cause I'm not a girlie girl? But I love to shop, so that can't be it...

I'm like you, though. One or two people is fine, but get me in a crowd and I tend to sit back and observe. It does get a little better with time and age. I think the key is to accept yourself for who you are, and then work to change the things you'd like to change.

For some reason, though, I turn into an extrovert when travelling alone. It's the strangest thing - I wave goodbye and step onto the plane and Presto! I'm starting a conversation with the person next to me.