Friendshipable

37: How do I join a group of existing friends?

April 15, 2022 Terri + Manya Season 2 Episode 15
Friendshipable
37: How do I join a group of existing friends?
Show Notes

From Project BFF, Terri + Manya riff about how to join a group of existing friends.

It is easy to feel intimidated when trying to join a group of existing friends. They already know each other--will they be welcoming of a newcomer?  How can you get to know the people involved?

Like all friendships, building friendships with a group will take time and effort. Also, every group has its own personality and you will need to figure it out to see if you fit in. Some groups are close knit and may be harder to break into because they aren't looking to expand. Other groups may be loosely connected and more open to.

How to join the group:

  • Get to know one or two individuals first, rather than trying to get to know everyone at once. You may naturally gravitate toward some people over others in the group.
  • Make conversation with as many people in th group as possible.
  • Think about what brought the group together and what your shared interests are--that is the low hanging fruit for starting conversations and building shared experiences.
  • Focus on the environment and the group, instead of being inside your own head and worrying about whether or not you fit in.

Resources we mention:
How to join an existing group of friends, at SocialPro
How to join an existing group of friends, at SucceedSocially

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