Essay about How to Make New Friends

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Perhaps you see someone at a party and wish you were friends, but face the reality that you aren’t meant to be friends with everyone you desire. Regardless of what you want, your personality type (or theirs) just might not be compatible.

Of course you won’t know if someone is a potential friend until you actually try to be friends. That means some of your attempts may fail, but don't get frustrated and quit trying if a relationship don’t work out. Eventually you’ll find a compatible person unless you are looking for friends in the wrong places or haven’t dealt with your issues that can hinder friendships.

Let me tell you a story about a friend of mine. Because of her husbands work, they moved a lot, and I don't mean
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There is no set rule that says you need a certain match up to be a friend. The reason for a compatible attraction can be different for different people so don’t think too hard about this issue. When you meet someone who is compatible as a friend you will know it.

As you follow the suggestions in this guide to make new friends, don't stop trying when your attempts fail. Remember that everyone can't be your friend, but some can, so try until you succeed.

Everyone won’t be compatible.
Common interest isn’t required but sometimes it helps.
Keep trying until you succeed.

If you plan to make new friends you have to know where to find them. Here are some suggestions:

WORK: Look for a quiet person or someone who usually doesn’t congregate with others. This person may not be unfriendly. They may just be shy. Start small conversations. Invite them to sit with you or go to lunch sometime.

JOIN A CLUB: What do you like to do as a hobby? Join a club for Cards, Chess, Billiards, Quilting, Rocketry, Car Restoration, Writing or any other interest you may have.

TAKE A CLASS: Find something you’d like to learn and take a class. Want to dance, cook specialty meals or paint a work of art? You’ll have fun while meeting new people.

CHURCH: Attend church, bible study classes or help with a local charitable cause. Go on a mission

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