(Closed) How Friendly are you in general?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Are you a friendly person?
    Not at all -- I have a hard time faking it. : (15 votes)
    5 %
    Somewhat -- I CAN be friendly at times. : (99 votes)
    33 %
    Yes -- I consider myself friendly/approachable. : (148 votes)
    50 %
    ABSOLUTELY!!! I am overly friendly. : (31 votes)
    10 %
    Other-- explain. : (5 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    2890 posts
    Sugar bee

    I consider myself friendly, but I am shy as well. I’m not the first one to get up and run to people to introduce myself to them, or start conversations with everybody around me, but if you come to me I’ll be glad to chat/help. I just need my bubble I guess, lol !

    Post # 4
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Barbiestylez:  I consider myself friendly and approachable! I enjoy meeting new people:)

    Post # 5
    232 posts
    Helper bee

    @Barbiestylez:  I have permanent bitch face, so that tends to make an impression!

    Otherwise, I’m fairly friendly and easy to talk to. I don’t go out of my way to make conversation with complete strangers, but I’ll chime in to interesting conversations and I’m pretty easy to get along with. I’ve never had an issue with coworkers or classmates, but some people just can’t handle my lack of interest and assume I’m a real bitch haha. 

    Post # 6
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I am super friendly. I’m that annoying girl that will chat with you about random stuff when we’re waiting in line, I chat with checkers, bankers, etc. I’m friendly with almost everyone I meet.

    Post # 7
    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I do my best to be friendly, and I truly feel it, but with my stupid High Functioning Autism, something sometimes gets lost in the translation. Reading social cues is hell for me, but I try. 

    Post # 8
    48 posts
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I was voted friendliest girl in high school haha. I can’t stand awkward silences or uncomfortable groups of people at a party standing around. I have to make conversation. I’m overly friendly and can talk to anyone but I don’t go barging into conversations with people in line at the grocery store or anything.

    Post # 10
    1895 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    NOPE haha. i will NEVER go up to someone I don’t know and just start talking. It isn’t my personality.

    however, if someone comes up to me to talk i am super friendly and nice! Fiance says i come off like a snob because i don’t talk to people, but i’m just super content that way! once people start talking to me they see that i’m nice!

    Post # 11
    732 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I try to be a very friendly person. I have a horrible Bitch Face though, and with some wrinkles setting in its just gotten worse. I get a lot of “what’s wrong? Are you ok?” I hate it and it makes me horribly self-conscious like I’m perceived as the biggest grumpy bitch ever. 

    I consciously plaster a smile on my face when I’m walking thru the halls at work or out in social situations. And I am extremely over-compensating with manners. “Please, thank you, pardon me, excuse me, oh no-you first!” etc. 

    Post # 12
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Yeah I’m super friendly.  I’ve grown up and lived most of my life in smallish towns in the West, where people are just really friendly in general.  (Smiling at strangers on the street, chatting with random people in the store, etc etc.)

    It’s gotten me into trouble here and there with guys thinking I’m open/reciprocal to being hit on, when I’m just being friendly.  Luckily my husband doesn’t give a shit if I chat with random dudes – he’s not insecure about it at all.

    I lived in New England during college and the lack of eye contact and open friendliness between strangers definitely took some getting used to!

    Post # 13
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    @PixelMePretty:  I do that “make friends in the grocery line” too, haha.  I grew up in Bend and being friendly is a way of life there.

    Post # 14
    3076 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    I don’t know, I think I am but am very quiet/ shy. Plus I’m not good with conversation or small talk so maybe I don’t come across as friendly though I try to be. Actually I met Dh on my first job, and he said he thought I was stuck up because of how quiet I am.

    Post # 15
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Barbiestylez:  I consider myself very friendly and must seem very approachable! I have never gone out on an errand without engaging in some form of conversation with a stranger. Howver, I am a little shy at formal gatherings were I do not know anyone. People still seem to find me to be a easy person to converse with because my shyness does nothing to keep people away lol 

    Post # 16
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I wouldn’t say I’m friendly.. nor would I say I’m unfriendly.

    I’m a super introvert, so I value my own personal space. I don’t like people to enter my own personal space without being invited.. so I tend to shy away from super affectionate people. And I shy away from overly loud people. I also find overly-touchy people creepy. [For instance.. there was this 20 year old girl who we hired part time.. she would hug/hang on all of the older men.. some of the older men developed crushes on her and she got all weirded out.. I was like.. really? When you hug people and hang on them all day.. what did you expect?]

    However, I do work in a very people-pleasing place [vacation resort], and I would say I’m pretty awesome about it. I go out of my way to insure everyone has a great time and find or get all of the information they need. And, everytime I see them after their initial visit, I ask them how things are going. If I see them outside work in passing, I am generally very polite as I would be during work hours.

    That being said.. my place of business tends to throw big shindigs, and sometimes people get a little too drunk/creepy. In these situations I am NOT nice. I do not like being bothered by drunk people while at work… even though sometimes I am forced to [as people like to drink on vacation].

    In real life, I tend to stay in my own bubble, as well. Usually going out of my way to avoid interaction with others and I find it super awkward. I do hold the doors open for the older/disabled, and people who look like they might have a hard time. I’ve also bagged old lady’s groceries in stores… as well as grocery stores when they are short staffed.

    Oh, and.. when I go to concert.. I help the food staff clean up the areas [if they let me].

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