I’ll be the first to admit that my social skills are more than “somewhat” lacking…so how do I improve them?
Well, little ol’ me is taking to the Internet–to “social” media–to find out.
That’s right, I’m going to try to hone my nonexistent social skills by talking to people who can’t see me. It’s a step in the right direction, right?
So here’s how it goes: I’m going to try to initiate more conversations (something I rarely ever do). I’m going to try to remind myself to ask about the people I’m talking to and how they themselves are doing (something I tend to forget to do). I’m going to try to restrain myself from making the conversation about me (something I inevitably do). And…I’m going to try to figure out what the heck a “normal” human being would do in whatever type of conversation I’m having.
This experiment (of sorts) should prove interesting. Can I un-train 37 years of social bumbling and make myself into someone worth conversing with? And will I learn a valuable lesson about friendship and all that jazz in the process?
We shall see.