How to Make Everyone Want to Be Your Best Friend

Making friends is one thing, but keeping them is another. Being able to make people want to be your best friend is true talent. Luckily, the following guide will teach you how to persuade and charm your way into this position.

Steps

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    Introduce yourself to a ton of people. Sit down near people, and muster up all of your confidence to say hello. This will be easier in groups, but either way, just say "Hi". This usually gets to a conversation, which is an absolutely fantastic way to kick off your social start-up.
    • If somebody sits near you, that's a key to success. They're automatically walking their way to you, and obviously they're willing to get to know you, so greet them!
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    Be humorous. Learn to be witty, so you can come up with a funny remark on the spot. This strikes up conversation, as well as makes you a good comedian, which automatically attracts people to you. Laugh and be laughed with.
    • There is a huge difference between being laughed with and being laughed at. Don't act like an idiot or a giant class clown just for the laughs. You won't be seen as funny, you'll be seen exactly as an idiot or class clown.
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    Be superbly confident. Whisk yourself into school walking with your back straight, wearing cool (but nice) clothes, and finding a conversation with anyone over anything. Starting a conversation can be as easy as asking a person where your locker or next class is. Unless they're horribly rude, they should be just fine with assisting you.
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    Care about others. Try to be the person who is a problem-solver - people come to you with issues for help, even if they barely know you. This means you'll have to build trust along with having a helping hand. Really put forward an effort to working with somebody through a problem. Be inspiring.
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    Know people of the opposite gender. This helps a lot with socializing, as word about you is spread through both areas. You'll really get popular fast if you're familiarized with all people.
    • You can do this by introducing yourself on the first day to both guys and girls. Asking questions and meeting them by your locker or desk is a hook-up spot you might have never noticed.
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    Do, gossip! You'd be surprised how people are attracted to gossip. You can either spread a bit of gossip about friends and family to be a gossip king/queen, or be busy with friends, family, and the opposite gender to talk about these experiences at school.
    • People will want to hear more, a lot.
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    Make your name known. Participate in class regularly, be helpful (but not bossy) in group projects, and make an effort to say and remember other peoples' names. People might know you by name in the halls, even if you've never seen them!
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    Have a lot of fun with friends. Hang out with them on weekends and invite them to your house. Throw parties for your birthday, a big game (a big league or just your team), or just random sleepover/parties.
    • Have your parties planned intricately and amazingly, so all of your guests will have fun and talk about it. If you have one, post about your party on Facebook or Twitter.
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    Have social media. At the very least, have a phone number or kik. Other than that, you can have a snapchat, instagram, twitter, Facebook, foursquare, etc. Exchange your information once you feel comfortable with a person.
    • Use doubles. So as not to seem desperate, follow this basic guide (using "no"s as answers).
      • You: "...You seem fun! Do you have a phone number or kik?" "No." "What about a snapchat or Facebook?" "No." By now they should give you whatever social media they have or announce that they have none at all.
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    Be likeable. Be genuinely interested in other people and don't be talkative. It's really easy to do this if you ignore your phone! You can also ignore other people that try to talk to you at the time, or ask them to wait. Even if it's a super close friend getting your attention from a new kid, the new kid deserves no less respect than this person.
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    Don't act or seem jealous. If somebody is going on and on about their new boyfriend/girlfriend, be happy for them and be just fine with it. If your friend likes your crush, be okay with it, and maybe joke around. Somebody just won an award? Congratulate their hard work!

Tips

  • Do gossip, but don't spread it around the whole school!
  • Ask for social media from the opposite gender, too!
  • A great tip is to never laugh at your own joke unless at least 3 others are laughing. For other peoples' jokes, if another person or two is laughing, you can too.
  • Don't gossip bad things about people or a secret anyone tells you, because then people will not trust you and not tell you their secrets, so just be trustable and never lie about someone.
  • Never ever be jealous.

Warnings

  • Not everything is funny, and that's okay! Don't laugh if a joke isn't funny.
  • Don't get shut out, ever. Make sure you're a real part of the conversation, all the time.
    • Avoid hogging the center of attention!

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Categories: School Popularity | Youth