High school is one of those awkward periods in your life when making friends can be hard. Hormones are raging, everyone’s trying to figure out who they really are (rebelling against who they thought they were/their parents thought they were) and everyone wants to be liked/appear cool (sometimes so badly they try to put everyone else down, just so they can feel better). On top of it everyone’s trying to figure out what college to go to, if any. It’s like stress central.
If you’re concerned about making new friends in high school you aren’t alone. Fortunately there are some tips that can make it easier. There are actually three types of tips to help with this.
Firstly, you have to become comfortable being you. Secondly, you have to learn some people skills. Thirdly, there are things to do and places to be where it’s easy to interact with people.
You don’t have to be super confident to make friends, or love every aspect of who you are — we attract friends we have things in common with no matter who we are — but it helps in attracting friends who truly see you for who you wish to be. If you already feel confident — skip to part three!