How do you build/gain social skills?
I've lived a pretty isolated life. My parents are both the introverted type. I didn't have many friends growing up due to my parents and my dad's army career. How do I gain social skills. Are there websites or classes I can take?
- 2 months ago
Watching TV, listen to radio and reading novel books...
- RWPossumLv 72 months ago
Someone has mentioned Dale Carnegie, whose book How to Win Friends and Influence People has been a best-seller for generations. Like Carnegie, psychologist Emma Seppala has written a book based on extensive study of successful people. It's called The Happiness Track. I have a lot of respect for Dr Seppala. She has done pioneering work in treating PTSD. Evidence from research show that the writings of Dr Barbara Markway help people with moderate social anxiety. Her most recent book is Painfully Shy.
If you have a problem with shyness, people have said this advice helps -
- THE BANNIBAL ONELv 72 months ago
This may help.
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- ChanelLv 62 months ago
There are social skills classes and they are good cos then you know that you are not the only one.
Mix with people and when you see a person you know smile and ask how they are cos that can open up a conversation.
The more you try the easier it becomes and we are all suffering with this lock down, some more than others but you will not meet new people if you stay at home.
- wereqLv 42 months ago
How does one learn anything? Practice; but not just any practice, practice that develops the right habits. You'll never be what MJ was to basketball when it comes to social skills, but that doesn't mean with practice you won't be able to hit the occasional 3.
- larry1Lv 62 months ago
Dale Carnegie classes is what I used. It did work....great. But a little old fashioned maybe now. It used to be the 'gold standard' but there are more choices on internet 'Google Public Speaking Classes'.
Why 'public speaking' you might ask? Because it takes public speaking classes to help, teach us 'shy people' out of our shells.
- JakeLv 62 months ago
go out more and push yourself out of your comfort zone
- 2 months ago
There might be classes to take for that but social skills are obviously learned through practice. You need to go out more, spend more time talking to people.