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How do I respond to an apparent offer of friendship?

As someone who is socially anxious and has difficulty interpreting social interactions, what is an appropriate follow-up response to someone who appears to be being friendly but may actually just be following social niceties? [more inside]
posted by teselecta on Jul 21, 2014 - 17 answers

Help with lack of ability to talk to people

I am unsure of how to handle social interactions. For a few years now (I am 22) I have had trouble with social interactions of almost any kind. I can do a decent job of forcing myself to make conversation whether it is small talk or a more in depth discussion. I tend to do pretty well in social situations and am capable of maintaining a conversation. The problem is that I do not have a natural inclination to talk to others. [more inside]
posted by mrdrummed on May 29, 2013 - 8 answers

Get off the floor Mr. Harman.

How historically accurate is the portrayal of the interaction between the worker/labor class and the sales/middle class in the British sitcom 'Are You Being Served?" [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Feb 18, 2013 - 19 answers

Looking for non-religious volunteer work in the Pittsburgh area

What kinds of volunteer work could I do that might give opportunities to get to know others, particularly in the Pittsburgh area? [more inside]
posted by Ryogen on Jun 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Maybe I'm just an asshole...

How or when is it okay to "correct" your SO? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Nov 2, 2011 - 62 answers

What volunteer work involves regular interaction with other volunteers?

What kinds of volunteer opportunities provide significant interaction with other volunteers? (And any suggestions for specific organizations in the DC area?) [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on May 9, 2011 - 15 answers

How to respond to deceit/lying in a professional setting?

How to respond to deceit/lying in a professional setting? - Professionals lying in order to save face after unprofessional behavior. [more inside]
posted by Doggiebreath on Mar 9, 2010 - 35 answers

Does my girlfriend spend too much time on online forums?

Am I being unreasonable about how much time my girlfriend spends on online forums and message boards? [more inside]
posted by kleenkat on Oct 11, 2009 - 30 answers

How to deal with a hinter.

I would like to discourage an acquaintance from engaging in an annoying conversational habit. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Feb 7, 2009 - 45 answers

It's not seasonal allergies

On city sidewalks, when strangers pass each other, why do they sniffle? Walking toward each other, we size each other up at a distance of 25 ft, then avert eyes, then 10 ft, then avert eyes and as we pass *sniffle* or quick intake of air through the nose that makes a sound. What does this mean? It seems wholly subconscious. Are we tracking a scent? Are they sticking their nose in the air in an aristocratic air of disapproval? I've noticed this phenomenon, so I consciously avert my sniffling because I don't even know why it happens, or what it means. But now I hear it from passers-by all the time. It's definitely not allergies; it seems very focused.
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Sep 20, 2008 - 31 answers

Non-SF Fiction Where Online is Central Milieu?

Fiction that centers on online interaction? [mo' inside makes it mo' inside] [more inside]
posted by staggernation on Feb 6, 2004 - 15 answers

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