Be the one to break the ice and start conversations.
Talk about them not you (“tell me about yourself”).
Everyone likes a good listener – develop the skills and focus necessary to be 100% present in conversation.
Start by looking for things you have in common.
But it is far more interesting to look for someone who is very different.
In friendship, it never helps to write the other person’s lines.
A friendship is not about controlling the eventual outcome. It is about the wonderful small steps that lead you to the warmth and enjoyment of two people who never knew that they wanted to meet each other.
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