Question of the Week #185

What sorts of things would you do if you could be as outgoing and uninhibited as you wished? Do you usually initiate friendships or wait to be approached?

I’m not sure I know how to answer this question. It’s like, What would you do if you had an entirely different personality?

I guess, for starters, I wouldn’t feel so intimidated by meeting new people in new situations. Really, maybe that’s all I’d want.

As for the second question, I definitely wait to be approached. I hate parties. At least, I hate parties where I only know one or two people. Especially if those one or two people are the hosts. Because they will obviously be the only people I’m truly comfortable talking to. And if they’re hosting the party, then they’ll be busy talking to everyone else. That means I’m forced to awkwardly meet new people and that so rarely goes well. So I tend to avoid parties if I can help it. Which means I hardly ever place myself in situations where I’ll need to meet new people in order to initiate new friendships. If it’s meant to be, those new friendships will happen without much help from me.

What about you? What would you do if you were a little more outgoing? What if you already consider yourself outgoing and became even more outgoing? Let me know in the comments!

*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

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