Are you a person who smiles and talks to people you don't know?

@Masmasika (1922)
Philippines
October 7, 2008 9:10pm CST
I commute everyday to work and I always meet people on my way. Sometimes I smile and sometimes I talk to them. But I don't always do it. I talk to people who seem friendly and who want to talk to people. There are people who shy away from strangers and we can't blame them. But if I see people who look friendly i have small talk with them. Sometimes it's good to talk to people you don't know. they could become friends or they could teach you something that you don't know in life. I don't have many friends but when it comes to being friendly to people, i always am friendly.
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33 responses
11 Oct 08
yep i am very friendly n i am always smily smily wen i meet new ppl atlst i am wen i am in a good mood ok :) hehe n somtimes as a dentist it gets me the advantage also :D
• United States
9 Oct 08
I always try to smile at people and when i wait in line at stores and what not, i try to talk to others in line to pass the time. You never know when you smile at someone if thats the only smile they get that day.
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
Hey there! Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. I only smile and talk to people who is approachable and looks friendly to me. I like talking to other people because maybe we have something in common I can learn something from them stuffs like that. But, be careful about talking to strangers don't trust anyone right away. have a nice day.
@mervinh (26)
• New Zealand
9 Oct 08
I like to talk and I like to smile. A stranger is just a friend you do not know. In this day and age we don't know when we might need that stranger/friend. Furthermore, smile only has value when we give it away.
@dookie03 (578)
• United States
9 Oct 08
Yea unfortunately for me i'll talk to anyone and apparently anyone wants to talk to me even when i don't want to talk. I can't even bring my dog on a run or walk without someone coming up and saying cute puppy and this and that. Next thing ya know i'm talking for half an hour. Oh geez.
• United States
9 Oct 08
I like your outlook... where I live people tend to be a bit stuffy and if you are too friendly to a stranger they sometimes think you might be a freak or something. I try to be friendly to everyone, because you never know who you may encounter. Life is all about developing relationships. Its good to know people and have good contacts. I am currently in search of a new job, maybe a change in careers, and I am pondering something in sales. I try to practice good communication skills throughout the day, because its reassuring to me that I have the personality to succeed in a field like sales. Keep smiling, and others around you will smile as well.
@evillo (98)
• Egypt
9 Oct 08
oh yes the hell i am that type of people.. and i don't even know why..but i think it's nothing to be ashamed of as it makes ur sociality rank goes up..even releases the stress when u smile at people or have a short nice conversation don't u think ?
• United States
9 Oct 08
For me it mostly depends what mood im in. If im in a kind of down mood ill smile at the person walking by and be on my way, But if i was in a good mood than i will usually smile and say hi or hello. Being friendly is always a good trait to have. You never know one stranger on the street can become your best friend just by small talk.
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
yes i talk or smile with strangers specially when they are looking at me smilling.i believe that smile is like a virus that you can share to everyone and you will notice that most of the time you'll recieve smile too.it's good to smile instead of frowning.
@misshoney (973)
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
hello masmasika:-)there was a time when i am like that but not on the streets, on a boarding house i stayed on as a college freshman. As a newbie in the dormitory, i consider it a part of the adjustment process to make sure i get along with all my dormmates. that was also the advice of an older friend who is also staying at the same dorm. well that strategy works. i had a nice time at the dorm and made lots of friends. i think it is good to make friends, smile and have little talk to people at the office, church, school, etc...but on the streets or on public transport, i think one must be careful.
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
8 Oct 08
I do, yes, and its always hard when people don't respond in a nice way. I guess others are not as friendly as we are. What can I say ?
@kleynie (129)
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
yes, much as i like you..i smile and even talked with people i don't know..but in some cases, that particular person, must be friendly and seems to be nice..i do this whenever i travel most, to kill boredom and to have someone whom you can have a chitchat with..there's nothing wrong with it, but you should be aware to criticize that person's behavior with just even looking and talking with them..
• India
8 Oct 08
am a very friendly person! n talkin to people whom u dnt knw n becomin frnds wit them is a lovely thing!!n yeah..sometimes it doesn go well wit many bt then it gives a vry good feeling wen u get a good response! smile is the best thing a person can sport!!:))
• China
8 Oct 08
You do good thing indeed.someone that meet you on his way must be happy very much cause your smile is so fancination.So it good to me ,why cant i do?it bring you surprise in some day.
@Suru_2k (39)
• India
8 Oct 08
Well, i do get to see strangers while shopping, in supermrkets, in malls, on the roadside ... but m not that extrovert to reac upto them & start a conversation unless its really required. But definitely, if i am in a flight / train / public mode of commutation, & feel the stranger next to me is friedly enough, i dont mind taking the first move in smiling & talking to them!
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
I do talk and smile to people i barely knew, nut not every of them.. if its a old woman or old man and he looks kind and will not mind talking to strangers.. i will go ahead and talk to them.. it is sometimes way of meeting new people, new friends.. i am friendly too, well it depends on my modd.. hehehe.. i am moody.. keep posting!..:)
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
there are kind of people who you can talk even though you dont know them. some people are approachable and some are not. i came from sales and that is one of our training... talking to people we dont know and try to convince them to buy our products.
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
im comletely thrilled talking to strangers sometimes they tell you a thing that no other friend or relative can actually advice to you... give me something that no person can tell and i be glad to talk to you
@belk89 (1103)
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
I smile at people but i never talk to them unless they wanna start a conversation with me. And if i talk usually i make it short since im not comfortable talking in public places. I have lots of friend and i am friendly to everyone. But in public places i dont actually talk to stranger.
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I smile at most people I see or pass. I will talk to people I don't know in a store. I don't walk around looking for people to talk to that I don't know, though. It's just a natural thing to say Good morning, or Hi, just small talk.