10 Tips On How To Be More Outgoing and Social In School

If you’re not a naturally outgoing and friendly person, being social in school is really difficult… especially if you’re in a new environment, whether it’s high school or college. I know this from experience. I’ve always been shy and kind of introverted, so making friends has never been easy for me.

In 9th grade, I went to a brand new school where I knew only two people. It was terrifying! But I knew that the only way to get through it was to make new friends, so I had to force myself to be a little more outgoing. My version of that? I followed a girl to lunch like a creep and then asked if I could sit with her. We laugh about it now, but hey, it ended up working out: that girl is still one of my best friends today.

So I know it can be scary, but sometimes, you just need to push yourself to be a little more social. Even if you already have friends, it never hurts to make new ones. Here are 10 tips on how to be more outgoing in school, whether you’re a freshman in high school or college… or an older student just looking for some new people to hang out with. Good luck!

Are you naturally shy? Did you find these tips helpful? What did I forget to include? Tell me in the comments!

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  • Nia

    I’m a senior in college and I needed this.