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Last edited at 9:48PM on 3/23/2013
My sister is very much like this. I suggest you should go up to your current friend's friends & get to meet them. For example if your friend is talking to a friend of their own that you don't know and are having a conversation, just join in. c; You should do this a lot. Oh, and of course, do this when you're comfortable. ^^ I hope this helps.
As stupid as this may sound, 3 of my bestest friends were made simply by going to them and saying, "Hi!!" My first friend that I ever met was when I moved into my new house. I saw a girl playing on her swing set, so I went over and said, "Hey I'm new around here... Do you mind if I swing with you?" And we have been best friends for 9 years now!!! Just say Hi. That's all it takes sometimes!
Play reporter! People love to talk about their life and the hobbies and jobs they have. If you are shy, asking lots of questions allows you to get to know people without the fear of having to talk much at the start. If you run out of questions, listen carefully to what they are talking about. You can ask for more details on the things they talk about. Over time you will get better at talking about yourself some and over time you will find out you are not as shy as you once were! This is what I did to over come being shy myself!
I'm the exact same way, so I know how hard it is. It's also lonely not having anyone to talk to. How most of my friendships have been started were that that person and I were paired up to work together (like in school, we'd do a project together) then I realized I liked that person and I kept trying to make conversation just by saying hello. Eventually a connection grew and they became important people in my life. Bottom line, just say hi to people you like or might like to get to know better. Good luck!
I don't think this'll work as well with others but eavesdrop on someone else's conversation and when you have an input just say it while they talk, it catches them off guard long enough to start a conversation of your own.
lend a hand be helpful, be polite,compliment the person or there artwork or projects,join a club or a sport or activity or yearbook at your school,try stay after school for homework help and make friends that way introduce yourself when someone comes up to you or walk up to them and start a conversation open the door for someone offer someone gum or a piece of paper or a pencil i know its hard to make friends i have only a few bit of friends im shy too but you could also make friends on here to and you have by the many comments from people try following them :)
Same here (Yeah, I know you're probably thinking: "Then why on earth are you giving advice?"). Even if though you're shy, be brave and try to be around a lot of people (even if you don't talk much, and you don't attempt to take part in group discussions). Join groups, clubs, or teams that involve your interest. Last but not least, BE YOURSELF! I'm an Aspie, and I know what it's like to be shy, and get nervous in social situations.