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Being Transparent About How You Feel

If we feel shy, nervous or overwhelmed while talking to a stranger, you can be frank and tell that person. The other person is a mystery waiting to be discovered, but most of us are happy scrolling through our phones as it feels easier and safer.

By acknowledging your shyness or how awkward you feel, you are putting the other person at ease, who may be feeling the same way.


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Look For What Is Common And What Isn’t

  • A simple way to kickstart a conversation is to look for commonalities that you may have with the other person, like where they are heading, what they are reading, where they live.
  • Asking where they are from, or if they have done the particular activity before can spark a conversation...


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Self-Confidence: Ask Yourself What You Are

We can try asking ourselves what we are good at, and what we would like to be better at. We can list the challenges that we have overcome and feel proud about it, increasing our self-confidence.

Once we build our self-confidence and are ready to talk to strangers, there are certain guidelin...


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The Obvious Context

Starting a conversation is easy if we do it in the realm of our surroundings. When we are in the supermarket, we can initiate a conversation by asking for a suggestion to pick a perfect apple, but cannot discuss a movie, as that would be out of context.

Even if it sounds clichéd, we can pra...


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Talking To Strangers

  • Starting a conversation with someone whom we don’t know can be intimidating. 
  • Small talk can establish a common bond between two strangers and is the first step to build a meaningful, lasting connection with the other person.
  • Feeling confident around people helps in starting ...


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