Social Skills

Want to be a people person?

Are you one of the people that dread party invites, introductions or striking up that converstation with that special someone? If so, I am here to help you realise this does not have to be the case. It all starts with your thinking.


"I'm just not a people person" you think to yourself as you walk into the pub, club or meeting. Well, you are probably right. As long as you keep telling yourself that, you are not going to be one.


The first thing to do is forget what you think you know about yourself. The more you tell yourself something, the more you will believe it. So, that old way of thinking that "I'm just not a people person" has to go. Replace it with an open mind and heart. Take each opportunity to meet people as a fresh start, a fresh chance to make new friends and contact.

Secondly you should know that pretty much everyone gets nervous and that this is OK. Those confident people around you, they are likely to be just as nervous as you. The secret that they know, the one that you now know, is that it is ok if people do not like you. If things do not go to plan, do not take it personally. After all, the person you are speaking to might be having the day from hell.

Change your thinking, engage your people power.