I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “You are your best friend’s worst enemy.” Well, that can also apply to groups. The people in your group will always want to make sure they’re at the top of the list, but that doesn’t mean you have to be there! If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s how important it is for me to keep my friends happy and content with what they have or need from me. But not everyone feels like this – some people just want to hang out with their friends without any interference from others who might try and get involved (or worse). Whether you’re naturally an introvert or someone who struggles with social anxiety due either lifestyle choice or genetics/biology (or both), here are some tips for making new friends when you’re already surrounded by people who like you just fine already:
Be confident in knowing that you don’t need to be the center of attention to be an important part of a group.
When you’re the outcast, you can’t expect to be able to get everyone’s attention. If you do, then that’ll just make things worse.
Instead of focusing on how much people like or dislike you, focus on who they are and what makes them special. Then keep doing that even when they don’t notice your presence because it will help build your confidence as well as theirs.
Once I realized this was true for me (and others), I started becoming more confident in my role within groups by being aware that not everyone needs me there—and some people might even prefer not having me around at all!
If you struggle with social anxiety, consider seeing a therapist to help you work through your triggers and worries.
Therapy is a great way to learn how to deal with social anxiety. If you struggle with social anxiety, consider seeing a therapist to help you work through your triggers and worries. A therapist can help you get to the root of your anxiety and work out ways to manage it. They may also be able to teach you how to cope with social anxiety
Learn how to identify when your friends want someone to listen to their needs and when they want someone to join in on their fun or activities.
It’s important to know when your friends want someone to listen, and when they want you to join in on their fun or activities. This is where being able to identify the difference between those two needs can help you understand what kind of friendship works best for you. When one person is sharing a story with another, it’s important that everyone else around them knows that this is not an opportunity for them (or anyone else) to talk about themselves. It may seem rude or selfish at first glance; however, if everyone keeps quiet until the other person has finished talking then this isn’t going anywhere fast! You may even find yourself saying “yeah” or nodding along so much as if what they said was interesting enough without needing further elaboration.
Don’t try too hard by making up stories about your life that are totally false just because you feel like people aren’t listening (or won’t listen) to you.
This can be hard, because we all want to be liked by our friends. But if you’re trying too hard and don’t have much of a personality of your own, then it becomes clear that you’re trying too hard.
Be honest about who you are and what you have to offer; don’t pretend to be something else just because it seems like everyone else is doing it or because they think they need to in order for their relationship with those around them (or even themselves) not seem “empty” or “fake.”
When you’re chatting with your friends, pretend like they are all sitting down at one long table and they can all see each other. It will help you stay on track during the conversation.
Focus on the person that’s talking to you instead of looking around the room or making small talk with people who aren’t part of the conversation. These things can be distracting, so don’t do them!
Learn how to tell if someone is truly interested in what you have to say before you start talking. It will keep conversations more meaningful and less awkward.
When you’re speaking with someone, it is important that you listen to what they have to say. This will help them feel like they are being heard and understood by someone who cares about their thoughts and opinions.
If a friend asks me something and I don’t know the answer right away, then I’ll ask questions! If my friend asks me something but I already know the answer (like when someone asks if they can borrow $20), then we might talk about why certain things happened in our lives or what changes could happen next time around.
There are also times when no one wants to talk at all; this can happen as often as every day! It happens because everyone has their own reasons behind silence – some people just need time alone while others might be avoiding other people because there’s nothing left between us anymore after living together for so long…
Stop talking when the conversation is over – even if it’s the middle of your sentence or thought. Don’t let it linger longer than it should.
- When you are the outcast, it is important to be able to recognize when the conversation has run its course. Don’t let it linger. If you have been talking for a while and your friend asks “how long do we have,” don’t be afraid to say: “I have another appointment in 10 minutes.” You don’t want to keep the other person waiting on their next sentence or thought just because they’re having fun with yours!
- Don’t let this happen even if there’s still some kind of connection between both of your thoughts and feelings at that moment, which might mean saying goodbye right away will seem rude if not done quickly enough before any awkwardness arises between both parties involved (which could happen).
Be aware of your body language – unlike what many people think, sometimes it’s not about changing what you’re saying but changing everything about how you say it.
- Don’t put your hands in your pockets.
- Don’t cross your arms.
- Don’t fidget.
- Don’t look down or away from the person you’re talking to (unless it’s something like a joke).
- If someone is saying something that makes them uncomfortable, try not to laugh at what they’re saying and instead say something like: “I’m sorry I didn’t mean to make fun of that.” It’s important not only because it shows an interest in making sure everyone feels comfortable, but also because laughter tends to come from our mouths when we feel bad about ourselves—and if we’re feeling bad about ourselves then there’s no way anyone can possibly feel good around us! And let’s face facts here: Most people would rather avoid being around someone who makes them feel bad than enjoy their company because no one wants friends who are constantly criticizing themselves or others around them either.”
Hopefully, these tips will help you become more comfortable in any social situation. Remember that it’s okay to be different from other people and it doesn’t mean that you’re not a good friend! Just let your personality shine through; don’t try too hard or change yourself on them because they won’t like that either.