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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

How To Grow And Deepen New Friendships

 How To Grow And Deepen New Friendships

I found a great site on how to make friends and develop your social skills.  SucceedSocially.com is a collection of articles related to improving social skill and making friendships. It deals with shyness, and working around the problems that come from feeling that you do not fit comfortably into the norm.  

Here is an extract of the writing on that site; it is about deepening and strengthening new friendships.


"Just spend more time together

I'll break this down further soon, but simply spending more time with someone is the backbone of becoming better friends with them. A close relationship isn't something that happens in a few hours. You need time to get to know the other person, have fun together, and become more comfortable with each other. You need time for all the relationship-enhancing things I mention below to happen. Additionally, it usually takes a while before we start thinking of someone as a friend, and not someone they recently met and who we seem to be getting along with. If you don't see a new friend enough, things won't really get off the ground. Everyone can probably recall a time where they met someone they liked, but the budding friendship petered out because they hardly saw each other after that.

Time is an important enough factor that we often naturally become better friends with the people our lives put us into a lot of contact with. We form relationships with our co-workers, friends of friends, classmates, and team members. With time friendships can even develop between people who were pretty neutral towards or uninterested in each other at first. It won't happen with everyone, but sometimes we'll meet someone we think we could take or leave, but as we get to know them they'll grow on us."

 You can find the rest of this post at http://www.succeedsocially.com/deepenfriendship

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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