It’s Friendship Day and everyone around appears to have fun and celebrations with their friends. Exchanging friendship bands and brunch dates comes very naturally on this day. But for introverts, these social interactions don’t come easy. However, this doesn’t mean they can’t connect with other people or enjoy meaningful bonds. If you are an introvert and are unsure of how to make friends or build a trustworthy group of friends, start small. With just a few steps, you can develop long-lasting friendships.
Start small by making the first move
Always start with small baby steps, period. If years of solitude have made you slip into a feeling of void or loneliness, don’t fall prey to the pressure of connecting with multiple people to make friends.
Keep your circle small, and start interacting with one or two people to get comfortable in socializing. That ways your life won’t feel overcrowded and you’ll learn the basics of interaction.
Get by people who jibe with your vibe
If you have spent years in your own company, interact with a few people first, get to know them, and try to gauge your mutual interests with them. Connect only with people you naturally resonate with and who also reciprocate your efforts. It might feel hard at first, but as you on, you’ll learn to catch someone’s vibe.
Prioritize quality over quantity
It’s always about having two or three fulfilling friendships instead of having ten unstable relationships. The more we hanker after quantity, the more draining our lives will become. Try to have fewer friends who back you in times of thick and thin, the ones who will be your constant support.
Reinforce every effort you make
Even if engaging with people feels daunting, know that your efforts will surely bear fruitful results. She also asks introverts to keep their spirits high by repeating positive affirmations or statements daily.
Keep the positives in your heart and let go of any comparisons
Always keep your previous positive experiences to keep moving forward in building your friendships. Also, never forget that every person is unique in his/her ways. So, refrain from comparing one friend of yours to another. Acknowledge their differences and embrace them with full reverence.
We hope that you all get to celebrate this Friendship Day with at least one true, loving friend!