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Problems Of Making Friends | Social Politeness

I am a, “What you see is what you get,” kinda person.

If I want to make friends, I’m all over it. I’ll make effort. I’ll try to hang out. I’ll become involved in reading posts, if the person is a blogger.

I’m entirely open from the beginning.

Probably jump a little too soon, and am a little too sensitive when it comes to patience and logic.

Some people just want to be acquaintances.

Some people just want to be “formally” nice, but don’t want to go any farther than that.

And, I admit, I’m not the best at catching these cues.

I worry constantly about “bothering” someone, and overstepping an invisible boundary of personal space.

What I do know is that I won’t cater to everyone’s needs and try to morph myself into someone they will accept and/or like. There’s no reason for that, and I wouldn’t be myself anymore. In fact, I don’t know who I would be if I did that.

I wish making friends and keeping friendships was easier.

Anyone else with the same problem?

Do you think social politeness is pointless?

Have you felt like you connected with someone, only to find out they didn’t feel the same way, they were just being nice? 

~T. R. Noble

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