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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-22-2020, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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My family just recently threw a graduation party and socially I was a mess. I was so distraught that it was pretty noticeable on my face. People were asking me if I was okay. At the end of the day, I realized that I need more social practice. I regret not having a job as a cashier when I was younger. I think it would have helped me a lot. Any advice on what I can do to practice my social skills. Thank you.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-22-2020, 02:34 AM
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Hey

There's lots of tutorials online that can help you build some of the skills - showing interest, carrying conversations etc. Then, you've got to put them into practice and see what works for you x

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-22-2020, 04:56 AM
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Get a job as a cashier now
Join meet up.com
Join a gym
Socialise on here (there are studies that show online interactions actually improve offline social skills)
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Gyms are what you make of them - many people go, work out, don't really talk. Others talk and don't really work out.



But yes, I second that work is a great way to get out of your comfort zone! That and volunteering.
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you could always join a mental health club.....im a memeber of oen and find the people nice humble and understanding.....i pratice my social skills there.....mental health clubs are places where mentally ill folk go to participate in art creative writing yoga or group therapy to namme but a few acticities......having social anxiety would qualify you for membership and if not you can just say you have depression tooo.....thats what i did.....my mental health club is currently closed due to covid but will resume soon.....look in to it
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I had a job at a fast food place when I was in my early 20's. Dealing with customers is great practice and will help you get out of your comfort zone and learn social skills. Very stressful but you will grow from the experience. So any job dealing with the public will help.
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I would love to get a cashier job now but I just graduated college and think it is time to work on my career. Maybe on the weekends? Who knows? BTW I noticed that my social anxiety really increases when I talk to beautiful girls. Any advice for that?
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The park is a free place to talk to random people. I went to go for a walk one day and had a short conversation with a bird watcher. You never know who you will bump into.

And if for some reason it all goes wrong, you can make an excuse and walk away like nothing happened

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I would love to get a cashier job now but I just graduated college and think it is time to work on my career. Maybe on the weekends? Who knows? BTW I noticed that my social anxiety really increases when I talk to beautiful girls. Any advice for that?
Beautiful women is a tough one. Got to get over the fear of rejection that is the tough part. Here are a couple videos that should help you talk to the ladies! Its good advice


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Don't have to do cashier or bust. Any job will help you socialize. Especially in these days with all these Karens ranting and raving everywhere about masks, might be a bad time to become a cashier.

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-23-2020, 03:25 AM
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You could start by making conservations with people you have to interact with.. Like cashies, baristas etc.

You could also practise on the people you live with.

You could also go on Fiverr as there are plenty of people on there that you can video chat with to practise your convo skills on.


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u just have to practice and keep repeating and u will improve
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