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Happy Friendship Day: How to Make Friends at School and College?

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Friendship day is always a memorable occasion, especially for kids and adolescents. Its that time of the year when friendship bands are selling at its peak and your emotional bond with a friend seems to be tied with that single thread.

All of us love a friendship symbol and so is this gesture too. Studying at school or college is not just about academics. Your journey is as important as your destination. Having friends might not make your percentage rocket, however, it would make your presence at the varsity, a happy one. So here's the secret to making friends:

First impression

If it is your first day at school or college and in case you don't know anyone in prior, don;t hesitate to greet your classmate as they enter the class. In case you come after a lot of students and find them already inside the classroom, just smile at everyone and introduce yourself. A handshake can talk a lot about your confidence and personality. Make it firm and friendly.

Happy Friendship Day: How to Make Friends?

Be outgoing

Don't limit your circle of friends to your class alone. Try striking a conversation or introduce yourself to other class students too. This would make your socialisation score soaring that everyone would want to naturally talk to you as they have already seen you mingling with so many others.

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Be kind and helpful

The best time to make friends with someone is when they don't have anyone else. As boring as it sounds, as rewarding can it be in the future. The person who is turned down by others need not necessarily be as bad as you had imagined. Unless you try talking to someone you might never know how wonderful they could be. You need not be their companion. However, when they would like to borrow stationary or get some learning assistance, be the first to help. No matter if they return it or not, you will not lose anything but double up your knowledge by teaching.

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Observe before acting

Some enthusiasts might be too talkative just to make friends and end up being tagged as a nuisance for loose talk. In a new environment, it is important that you observe the way others behave and react. Although you could be the one to initiate a friendly gesture with everyone, maintain a composure that reads clear that you have high self-esteem.

Formally greet and if someone seeks your company, then try pulling out the right strings. Before talking or taking up responsibility understand your set up and then react accordingly. Do not volunteer to be the class monitor until you learn about the mentality of your batch and the teachers.

Be happy go lucky

Don't get deeply involved with anyone personally unless you have spent enough time that you know someone too well. This will help avoid quarelling with others as the expectation levels are bare minimum. Don't have a sensitive mind. Instead, keep people at an arm's distance unless you know their inside out so that you can take all their actions lightly and sportively.

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