How to be Bi-Winning: Charlie Sheen’s Guide to Healthy Social Interactions
You have tiger blood and Adonis DNA Be confident! Confidence is very detectable and makes conversations and hanging out a lot easier and less stressful. Try this! If you feel self-conscious, sit down and make a list of all your positive attributes. Update it as often as you can and look at it when you need a confidence boost!
No one picks a fight with a warlock Be assertiveIf you let others walk all over you, you won’t be able to have a healthy friendship with them as equals. The only one who will always be around to stick up for you is yourself! Try this! The next time someone says something that makes you unhappy or upset, try approaching them in an assertive (but not aggressive) manner to work it out. People are usually understanding and will try not to say the same thing again!
Expose people to magic Try new things out with your friends. You are not only broadening your horizons, but helping your friends to broaden theirs as well! Try this: Look up cool attractions or events specific to the Olympia/Portland area and go check them out with some friends. Such as…Ice skating in the middle of the mall at the Lloyd Center in Portland 2201 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232
Are your friends goddesses? Treating others with respect gives them a reason to treat you with respect too! Try thisSet a goal of complimenting at least one friend a day.Make sure to compliment something specific to that individual to make it more personal. Soon it will be second nature for you to notice those special things about them that others might not!
You shouldn’t have to pretend that you’re not a total rock star from Mars Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not to impress others. The best friends are the ones who like you for who you are, not who you pretend to be. Try thisInvite someone along to join you in one of your favorite activities. This is a great way to introduce someone to something new and find shared interests. You can find out what their favorite activities are too and do that next time!
Close your eyes and make it so with the power of your mind Envision what kind of friendship you want with someone and work to make it a reality! Try this Each week, brainstorm some conversation topics related to what’s going on at Evergreen, shared interests/hobbies, current events, or programs. You will be more relaxed and prepared for any social interactions!
Compiled by Chris Wolfram, RA in Centreville Hall at University of Maryland-College Park