Do you consider yourself friendly to strangers?

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  1. Brinafr3sh profile image80
    Brinafr3shposted 13 years ago

    Do you consider yourself friendly to strangers?

    Speaking to new people is good for forming a possible conversation or friendship.

  2. KateWest profile image65
    KateWestposted 13 years ago

    I am definitely open and friendly on vacation, because then I'm escaping the "real" world and I've found it to be so nice that I try to do that when I come home too. Works for a while and then the stress of modern life closes me up again. But will keep trying!

  3. ErinElise profile image60
    ErinEliseposted 13 years ago

    Yes, I consider myself friendly to strangers.   As long as they seem to be someone who is receptive to conversation and speaking to a stranger, and aren't angry or obviously unapproachable, it's easy to speak to people.  Even if they weren't friendly and it was obvious, I wouldn't be unfriendly, I just wouldn't strike up a conversation with that person.  For me, being friendly to everyone is easy and even just a smile can make a big difference.

    In the late 70s there was a TV commercial on, I don't even remember for what, but one of the lines was "smiles are friendmakers" or something to that effect.  I will always remember that.  : )   It can be true.

  4. mcrawford76 profile image89
    mcrawford76posted 13 years ago

    I am forced to be friendly to everyone due to my work in the hospitality industry. But in my everyday life, I would say no. I prefer not to enter into chit-chat with strangers. A nod or a brief smile will do just fine.

  5. Ancillotti profile image60
    Ancillottiposted 13 years ago

    Not much. Not that I want to be nasty, but shyness makes me crash and sometimes act estranah for fear of not being accepted by people who do not know me.

  6. zob2zob profile image70
    zob2zobposted 13 years ago

    Open to engaging a converstion with new people, but I find all too often that they are wary, suspious, so hating to put anyone on the spot tend not to do so unless they engage me first now as a rule!!

  7. onegoodwoman profile image69
    onegoodwomanposted 13 years ago

    I am better with intimate friends, and strangers than I am with the "casual acquaintances".  I

  8. jpcmc profile image89
    jpcmcposted 13 years ago

    I'm friendly to strangers.  But that does not mean I let my guard down.  I try to be as cordial as possible but I do choose information I share.

  9. Darknlovely3436 profile image70
    Darknlovely3436posted 13 years ago

    No! mother said not to talk to stranger.... learn from Red Riding Hood"

  10. zduckman profile image60
    zduckmanposted 13 years ago

    Yes vey much so. All of my friends started out as strangers...some stranger than others.

  11. Apostle Jack profile image60
    Apostle Jackposted 13 years ago

    You never get a second chance to make a first impression.Its important to always put your best foot forward.

  12. larry1987 profile image54
    larry1987posted 13 years ago

    yes, i am very nice and like to help strangers if they need helps.

  13. ii3rittles profile image79
    ii3rittlesposted 12 years ago

    I have trust issues so I tend not to go out and try to make friends. I will be nice as I can with out being too open. Some people take offense to me because I am not an out going person when I first meet people. I tend to say few words and keep to myself until I get to know people.

  14. yshashikant profile image60
    yshashikantposted 12 years ago

    Yes, i do consider myself friendly to strangers. Until they try to creep all over you, i think its perfectly fine to behave like friends.

  15. yiasa profile image62
    yiasaposted 12 years ago

    Strangers are my biggeeeeeeeeeeeest friends.

  16. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    i try to be friendly towards everyone though it isn't always possible. if i see someone broken down, i always stop to help. if i'm in line at a store, i talk to the folks who are inline with me.

  17. ravenlt04 profile image60
    ravenlt04posted 12 years ago

    I am.  Maybe I could stand to be less friendly.  And I wish I could be just as friendly to people that I do know.  Maybe I find it easier to be nice to people I have no attachment to or history with.

  18. kirsteno profile image61
    kirstenoposted 12 years ago

    I'm very friendly to strangers.  I'm so friendly to strangers that they always look at me like I'm nuts.  I just gave the woman checking me out at Sam's a recipe.

  19. justanotherteen profile image57
    justanotherteenposted 12 years ago

    not friendly but it's best to be polite, everyone was a stranger once and you don't want to upset someone you may see again :p

  20. courtlneygdtm profile image70
    courtlneygdtmposted 12 years ago

    I am guarded around people I do not know, especially strangers.  I follow the rule to never talk to strangers!


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