Do you feel shy to speak to a stranger ?

@senthil2k (1501)
India
June 10, 2007 11:10am CST
Hello mylotters, We always need to speak to someone out there who is totally strange to us in our daily lives. That too, if your profession needs that, then there is no option for you. How comfortable are you to speak to a stranger ? Do you feel shy or you speak very easily ?
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
hello,senthil2k,i am a shy woman and sometimes i may feel shy when i speak to the strangers,but i try to be nice and polite,i will smile to them during the conversation to tell them i am a good person,i will also keep eye contact.
@senthil2k (1501)
• India
10 Jun 07
Even though you feel shy, its really good that you are maintaining a good manner with strangers. Thats good.
@jogie_bien (1103)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
yes i feel shy especially i never meet them before in my life and i dont know them well.And especially o dont know if we can communicate if we have not the same language.
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@senthil2k (1501)
• India
10 Jun 07
Thats a true fact. You will really feel shy when you need to talk to someone whom you have really never met before in your life. How have you handled those situations? Can you share that too?
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
of course we have to fight our shyness just talk to that person, even its already obvious with my face becoming reddish, but after when they talk to you i am feeling better.
@FSCAries (881)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I speak easily to strangers, probably too easily! I think I got that from my father, my mom always said he never met a stranger. I always remember tons of instances when we would be standing in line somewhere or waiting to have a service completed, and my dad would always find someone to talk to. When I was little I thought he was friends with the whole world. Now, as I have gotten older, I have begun to realize I am much the same way. I'm kind of cute so I always get a lot of attention, but I'm also fairly intelligent, so people are usually pleasantly surprised when I start talking to them and can hold a conversation. I like meeting new people, so I guess I've found my way to the never met a stranger arena too.
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@senthil2k (1501)
• India
26 Jun 07
Its good that you got it from your father naturally. Thanks for the response.
@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I am very comfortable when it comes to speaking to strangers. Sometimes I talk too much though and can tell that the some strangers get annoyed LOL!
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@senthil2k (1501)
• India
14 Jun 07
Thats so funny. But be glad that you dont have the commmon problem of feeling shy. Thanks for the response.
@GuateMom (1411)
• Canada
10 Jun 07
I´m a freelance writer and I work from home, so I really don´t talk to many strangers face to face, just by email. Of course, when I go out to the market or to do my shopping, I have to speak with strangers. This usually doesn´t bother me unless they are one of those people who just doesn´t understand my accent in Spanish. Then I get very embarrassed and usually don´t talk anymore. However, I have had sales jobs in the past, where I had to do cold calls. Those are AWFUL! I am really not a people person and I get quite flustered when I have to try and tell someone why they should buy what I have to offer when really they have 0 interest in the product!
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@senthil2k (1501)
• India
10 Jun 07
Even though you are a freelancer now, its good that you have already faced a lot of stranger and have got some good experience on facing the people, especially the new ones. Thats good.
• Portugal
10 Jun 07
I'm sell things in door-to-door way.. I don't feel shy if i need to spealk to a stranger..
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@senthil2k (1501)
• India
10 Jun 07
Yes. For your profession, its really needed for you to speak to stranger. Its good that you dont feel shy at all..
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@rdougl (469)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I am normally a shy person, but not to strangers. In the back of my mind I'm thinking, I'll never see this person again. If the person looks friendly enough, I will speak to them. People have a way of pushing you a way. Most times I know that people are in deep thought, or are upset about something. Normally, they may not mind you approaching them to ask a question. If I see something funny and the strangers laughs also, we will both cut jokes with each other. I've found that is the best type of stranger. Someone who does not mind sharing a laugh with you.
• United States
26 Jun 07
I am 26 now and I have always been shy. When I was in school It was my teachers goals to get me to talk before the end of the school year. I slowly came out of it as I got older but as far as strangers go I still feel shy around them. I don't generally start conversations for that reason. I don't talk to people, people talk to me.
• India
18 Jun 07
No Senthil. I dont feel shy when talking with others or strangers. I am a software employee. My that type of feeling lead to me to meet my husband. He too is like that only.I feel comfortable whoever be the other person I am talking, but I always remember my limits and follow that.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
18 Jun 07
I don't really feel strange talking with a stranger. I have worked with the public forever, so I guess it comes easy for me, plus I'm an out going person. I have people in the grocery store start up a conversation with me. I can be minding my business and they come up to me. I do however love people. So I guess it is easy for me.