Talking to a stranger doesn't have to be scary!

China
March 12, 2007 11:03pm CST
You arrive at a party and realize you donot recognize anyone.you are faced with a choice:start a conversation with someone or hide in the corner.if you find yourself heading for the corner,think again.making conversation with a stranger may not be as hard as you think,but it does require some basic skills.
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5 responses
@ratburn (939)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
i'm not very comfortable talking to strangers. even at parties where you know that you are going to meet people you don't know. i consider myself friendly but i am not one who starts the conversation or who breaks the ice. if i was to go to a party, i'd probably not go at all. haha. but really, i would just hide in a corner, feel bad that nobody's talking to me and leave early. pathetic. i'm talkative when it comes to my friends but different when it comes to strangers. i guess what my parents told me about 'not talking to strangers' stuck to me.
• China
20 Mar 07
lol...oh yes,some of parents always say "do not to talk to strangers",so for me,i am not good at starting some topics with the strangers,and i would not like to talk to strangers too.also,when be together with friends,i become very lively and have more words.
@ratburn (939)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
i guess most of us are that way, we are comfortable with our circle of friends. but when we are out of our comfort zone, we panic and retreat. we think twice when we talk to strangers because we're just not comfortable with them.
• China
23 Mar 07
yes ,you are right,i will feel uncomfortable when being together with many strangers.so thanks for your response again.lol...
@echoshwj (58)
• China
23 Mar 07
To be honest, I won't go to a party alone where I don't know any people. I'm shy in this field. Usually I won't start conversation with a stranger. I always wait for others to talk to me first. I don't know if I talk to a stranger first what can I say. And definitely I will blush. So I think I'm not a charming woman.:( It does require skills but it's mostly related with one's personality.
• China
23 Mar 07
yes,i see ,and i agree with you that conversation need to some skills ,but people 's personality is a important factor.if a lively person goes to a party,i believe he or she can improve the ambience of the party really.
@ILANEDRI (1922)
• Israel
21 Mar 07
Talking to a stranger is not always good, but you need to know to who you should talk to. If it's a nice person, there is no risk to go and talk to him, but if it's someone that looks a bit wierd, or scary you should be aware and watch yourself.
• China
25 Mar 07
yes,me too.i alway like to talk with knowing people and i woule have more topics to discussion with them.if someone looks like not be friendly,i will be get away.lol...thanks for your response.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
13 Mar 07
Yeah I try to talk to others and try to get to know someone and maybe who knows meet a new friend.
• China
20 Mar 07
yes? then i think you are very lively when talking to others.and you must like to know some kinds of new friends.it is a very nice action.lol...
@iokyoo (143)
• Pakistan
25 Mar 07
Some thing seems be difficult before we do it,but when you have done it,so easy.that is my feeling and i have so much experience of that.