Tired of getting skipped? Tired of having the same old conversation over and over again? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should probably try to be more interesting…here’s how!
1. When Someone Asks the Age Old Question “What’s up?” Don’t Say “not much, you?”
This question is the first step in getting to know someone. When I ask this question I’m looking for a hint or a clue about who this person really is…like maybe what you’re doing at the moment or how you’re feeling. By saying “not much” you’re not giving me any new info and we’re back to square one. Even if you’re just sitting on the couch watching TV, at least then I can ask you what you’re watching and then maybe we’ll talk about our favorite TV shows and then maybe we’ll bond over our mutual love of New Girl and then maybe we’ll become best friends forever.
2. Explore More
Get out and do more stuff…then tell people about it! Having hobbies is a sure-fire way to be more interesting and make new friends! First of all, when you are passionate about something it gives you depth, second of all, when you have a story to tell people are more likely to pay attention. Explore new ideas, places and opinions and then SHARE them!
3. Have Some Good Stories on Hand
It’s a good rule of thumb to just have a few outrageous stories than you can whip out in a time of need. Whether it’s something hilarious that happened to you or something magical or something touching…stories are a great way to connect and inspire interest. My personal favorites are ghost stories… if someone has great ghost stories I instantly want to be their friend.
4. Be a Good Listener
Sometimes we forget to listen because we just want to be heard. But, truth is, the people who are great listeners are the most captivating. Ask more questions, people love talking about themselves. If you ask people more questions about themselves they will love you.
5. Embrace Your Weirdness
Don’t be afraid to be who you are! If you like weird stuff, if you do weird stuff, if you have weird opinions, let the world know! It’s what makes you different and different is always interesting.
6. Write About Your Interests in Your Bio
Let people know what you’re all about!