What kind of friend am I anyway?
Usually when I talk to someone about making new friends, they gasp after I walk them through the steps they say, "I can't do that. It's easy for you but I'm not that outgoing". I'll agree with you that I'm outgoing but I wasn't always this outgoing, friendly or composed when speaking to strangers. I also had to do many and many self assessments so I could finally say, "This is the kind of friend I am and the kinds of friends I'm looking for and to be honest, self-assessment is a life long thing!
This is why our first stop in this month's series, "Making friends and connections", is self-assessment.
Behavior Analyst and Personal Life Coach. Changing behavior one step at a time. Keeping things simple because it's easier that way.