Talking to people you meet for the first time, as well as occasionally those you are familiar with can be challenging, intimidating or plain awkward.

This can be caused by a variety of things such as not understanding how to talk to people or being introverted or socially awkward or not wanting to talk to anyone at all.

1. Begin a conversation with a grin
Smiling is a fantastic strategy for easing into any interaction. People can form an affectionate connection with you simply by smiling. When you want to start a discussion, approach the person with a grin. It also tells your body to relax.

2. Demonstrate real enthusiasm
When others sense you are interested in conversing with them, they will endeavour to make the conversation lively and engaging. As a result, it is critical that you are in the mood for a chat.

3. Approach the appropriate individual
Allow your instincts to direct you on who to approach in a group environment with friends or a gathering. This is especially crucial when approaching strangers. It may be easier to find the ideal individual for a chat if you are with people you know. Usually, since you have known them for a long time and now see them as the person with whom you feel the most at ease.

4. Approach a familiar face
This is related to the last suggestion, but it has less to do with safety and more to do with feeling secure and comfortable expressing yourself without thinking about how much information you will reveal.

5. Maintain a straightforward communication
Complex debates or academic chitchats are not for everyone. So keep it as straightforward as possible. You might be concerned about being too straight, but it is better to be corrected than to be concerned about what you will say.  Simply be direct and avoid using big words or sarcasm too soon or too frequently.

6. Be courteous and truthful
Be open and honest in your conversations. Remember that there may be misunderstandings or conflict during a conversation, but don't avoid it or think you are a bad person. You don't have to worry about how you come across as long as you are honest and respectful in your interactions and you can always remedy mistakes.

7. Avoid exposing sensitive information
Leave your trauma and other sensitive material out of the talk, especially if you are unfamiliar with the person. Before providing personal or sensitive information, first build trust. Understand when to halt, when to stop speaking and what not to say. Additionally, extra questions can make a conversation more pleasurable. As a result, feel free to ask a few questions and if necessary, answer them as well.

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