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In my experience, my best friend(s) are usually the ones that can joke slightly harshly with me without anyone taking offense, so I wouldn't take it to heart. Just be a nice, genuine person and you will have friends in no time!

A little advice from someone who went to a few different high schools. Always be who you are, everyone knows when you're putting on an act.

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In my experience, my best friend(s) are usually the ones that can joke slightly harshly with me without anyone taking offense, so I wouldn't take it to heart. Just be a nice, genuine person and you will have friends in no time!

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im not so sure. as for op, I have a new girl at my school, so if you now live in fremont, ca; message me if you want

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Yeah, my best friend and I joke around all the time. Don't worry OP, I'm sure you'll make at least one friend

I say act a little and be confident to get noticed and then filter out the people who won't get along with your true self. Changing school is a perfect chance to start again and be know just as you want to be.

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Why would you want to act as something you're not just to make friends? It reminds me of the girls who cake on tons of makeup to attract a guy. Sooner or later that friend or guy would realize the person is not who they made themselves out to be. As said before, be yourself OP. There's nothing better than a friend who accepts you. Considering you already have a good friend, I'd think what they said was in jest. This deployment is killing me btw...I'm on 14 hours days...ugh

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I think people need to act like the best version of themselves. I went to a knew school and reinvented myself. I was the same person, but I didn't act like the shy person I was before. I actually talked to people, shared their interests, talked about my own life, and didn't have the same negative attitude I did before. I acted confident and people were a lot more open to me. But I didn't change who I was on the inside. I know a lot of people lie and make up better lives. There is nothing wron

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I think one of the factors that determine the strength of friendship is how hard you can rag on each other. In this case, I think they're pretty good friends.

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Yeah that's true but it can get really annoying when he or she doesn't know when to stop. In this case I think OP should take it as a joke and be herself.

A little advice from someone who went to a few different high schools. Always be who you are, everyone knows when you're putting on an act.

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Even more importantly: YOU will know it's all an act and that all the 'friends' you are making like someone who doesn't exist. That always ends poorly.

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Toning down isn't necessarily not being yourself. I can be pretty kooky around people who know me, people I feel comfortable with, but I'm a lot more toned down and reserved around people I don't know well. I think most of us have aspects of our personality that we don't necessarily show right away until we're comfortable with someone.

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I think you have to learn to tone down your personality and have different fronts to be a healthy person. No one is the same with each social group. I don't make sex jokes around my parents, they just would not accept or enjoy that sort of talk. I am very focused on school and many of my classmates seem to think I am rather soft spoken, focused, and smart. When I am with people I am really good friends with, I am loud, proud, and very perverted. I make jokes, talk about comics, curse, and beco

I assume she was joking at your expense. As best friends often do. But if not then ouch. >.> Really though, don't think anything of it. I'm sure you'll be fine.

Can't blame her for giving you advice that could help you survive there! I know it's hard to hear, but that's what friends are for: they tell you what no one else would.

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