7 Ways to Be a Friendly Teenager ...


Being a teen myself, I’ve often noticed that many teenage girls these days have difficulty making friends or presenting themselves in a friendly manner.

Most of this more often than not has to do with jealousy and insecurity issues.

While it can be scary going through so many changes at once, it’s important to keep a friendly attitude and a happy spirit.

The person you are as a teen is shaping the person you will be as an adult!

So here are 7 tips that I hope will help you be a friendly teen and friendly adult in the future!

1. Ignore Gossip

Ignore Gossip

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Gossip is probably a teenage girl's worst enemy.

I’ve spent countless nights crying over the cruel things that have been said about me.2

But here’s the truth: It doesn’t really matter what somebody says about you, even if it’s true.

It does hurt, but if you keep a good attitude and a friendly spirit, you won’t be the one who has a bitter, cold heart someday.

And “the gossipy girls” probably will.

2. Invite Your Friends to do Things with You

Invite Your Friends to do Things with You

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Don’t sit around and wait until someone extends an invitation to you to join the group for ice cream.

Be the one who comes up with the idea!

Have your friends over (if that’s ok with mom!) or plan a shopping trip.2

When you’re the initiator, your friends will view you as more of a “people” person and they will feel special that you make an effort to do things with them!

This doesn’t mean that you always have to come up with the ideas, or plan the parties, but do take part in it when you can.

3. Smile


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No one likes a grouch, or a whine bag.

Try to always have a ready smile!

You never know what someone’s facing, even if it’s just a passing stranger on the street, you could brighten their day by flashing them your pearly whites.

Be a shoulder for your friends to cry on and have some words of encouragement ready if needed.

One day it will be your turn and your friends will return the favor!

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