When it comes to dealing with socializing, we humans are a weird bunch. We tense up, forget how to hold a conversation and manage to give off weird vibes. We just become strange in groups. Which is weird seeing as we are social animals at heart. Without some sort of socializing and intimacy, we wither. That’s why today I’m going to bring you some social hacks to help you out and make sure you don’t become a recluse.
15 Social Hacks To Help With Any Situation
1. New Job.
Obviously don’t abuse this new-found super power or you’ll lose it. But for those rare occasions you are running late, you’re golden.
2. Dinner Party Etiquette.
We all have that one awful cook who won’t stop inviting us to dinner. Now you don’t have to lie to them!
3. Forget The Mistake, Remember the Lesson.
This is for all you out there that can’t stop thinking about that mistake you made 7 years ago. Which leads us on to……….
4. Don’t Scold Yourself.
Nothing anyone says to you will have an effect as much as your own inner dialogue. Love yourself and don’t kill your confidence and ability to shine.
5. New Gym.
Starting out at the gym, or even a new gym, can be nerve-wracking. Give yourself time to scout out the areas and get a feel for the place.
6. Fake It Till You Make It.
I know it’s hard but it really does work. Just the very act of pretending to be confident gives you a confidence boost. Before you even realise, you won’t even be faking it anymore.
7. You’re Right.
8. Hi Mom!
In the world we live in it’s easy to become disengaged from each other. Make that effort to keep a bond.
9. In Confidence.
If someone is coming to you with a problem, help them to solve it. You might think you’re showing empathy but most people will think you’re trying to one up them.
10. What’s In A Name?
I’m terrible with names and this is the only way I remember anyone’s name!
You don’t have to justify yourself. And that’s ok.
Not only is it good to keep in contact with older relatives, you can also make sure they are not getting preyed upon.
13. Tell Me About Your Day.
It’s the difference between a conversation and yes / no answers.
14. Patience Is A Virtue.
This appeals to their ego and makes it sound like a good thing, rather than an apology.
The social faux pax of getting this one wrong can be epic. Much better to err on the side of caution and ask a leading question.
There we have it! 15 of the best social hacks for any situation. Any other good ones you can think of? Let us know in the comments.