Latest Articles And Other Site Updates

This isn't a complete list of all the site's articles, just the ones from the last few years. Click here to browse everything I've written on social skills.

March 22, 2018

How To Make Friends When You're Still Shy

March 15, 2018

"Benefits" Of Being Really Shy And Awkward (And Why Your Results May Temporarily Dip As You Improve Your Confidence And Social Skills)

March 8, 2018

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies In Social Situations

March 2, 2018

Social Thoughts That Are Common, But Which People Can Worry Are Abnormal

February 16, 2018

Some Social Problems That Mainly Affect People When They're Younger

February 6, 2018

The audiobook version of the The Social Skills Guidebook is now available. The length is 9 hours and 23 minutes, and it covers the same material as the paperback and ebook versions. You can get it for US$19.95 on Amazon or Audible.

Here's a link to it on Amazon

January 15, 2018

The audiobook version of the The Social Skills Guidebook is coming out soon. It will be sold on / Amazon, and be up in early February. I can't give an exact date because part of the process is out of my hands; once I submit the audio files to the online store, they can vary in how long they take to make the title available for purchase. I'll make another update when it's for sale though.

September 22, 2017

Superficial Stereotypical Dorkiness Vs. True Social Awkwardness

August 28, 2017

What Do People Actually Do At Parties?

August 9, 2017

Don't Be A Low-Level Jerk

July 19, 2017

When You Lose Interest In People Quickly

May 16, 2017

When People Aren't Interested In Talking About Your Hobbies

May 4, 2017

I made a major revision to an old article, to the point where it's essentially new. What used to be The Importance Of Getting Your Appearance In Order is now:

How Much Do You Really Need To Improve Your Fashion Sense To Be Socially Successful?

The old article made a quick case for why working on your looks can benefit your social life, then gave some quick general tips on ways to improve your appearance. The new version is more about the question of how important adjusting your look actually is.

April 27, 2017

I did an interview on the site Social Pro:

Interview with Chris MacLeod

I also put up a page with links to some other interviews I've done over the years:

Interviews I've Done

April 19, 2017

How To Let Someone Know You're Not Interested In Starting A Friendship With Them

March 29, 2017

Why Potential New Friends May Not Follow Through After Talking About Hanging Out

March 16, 2017

How Not To Get Talked Over Or Ignored In Group Conversations

February 23, 2017

Why People Can Give Vague, Unhelpful Social Advice

February 17, 2017

How To Have The College Experience If You Missed Out On It

January 24, 2017

Telling People You Have Social Anxiety

December 14, 2016

Worries Of People Who Have No Friends
Telling People Or Lying About Having No Friends
How To Make Friends When You Have No Friends

November 25, 2016

Making Conversation With Someone Who Is Only Giving You Short Answers

November 10, 2016

When Everyone Is Talking About A Topic You Can't Contribute To

October 27, 2016

When You Live In An Area Where It's Harder To Make Friends

October 14, 2016

When Your Mind Goes Blank, Or You Can Only Think Slowly, In Social Situations

October 3, 2016

When You Don't Feel Interested In People And What They Have To Say

September 19, 2016

Thoughts On Social Advice That Portrays Basic, Core Skills As Being Advanced

September 3, 2016

Some Beginner Mistakes, Traps, And Misconceptions While Learning Social Skills

July 28, 2016

Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Getting Into True Platonic Friendships With Guys

June 2nd, 2016

Not All Popular People Are Jerks

May 12, 2016

When You Feel Like You're Too Ugly To Have Friends
Ways To Get Past Insecurities About Your Looks

March 22, 2016

Worries About Being More Outgoing With People You Were Previously Shy Around

February 23, 2016

Big revision to one of the site's earliest articles, which was previously called Mistakes Lonely People Often Make:

Patterns That Can Keep People Stuck In Their Loneliness

February 17, 2016

Is It Worthwhile To Seek A Formal Asperger's Syndrome Diagnosis If You Think You Have It?

January 13, 2016

Overcoming Fear Of Blushing / Erythrophobia

September 10, 2015

Having Certain Traits Won't Automatically Lead To A Social Payoff Down The Line

August 3, 2015

The Things That Made The Biggest Difference When I Was First Improving My Own Social Skills

June 16, 2015

How To Have A Social Life Without Alcohol

March 18, 2015

How To Be More Likable

November 21, 2014

A Few Common Questions Socially Awkward People Have A Harder Time Answering

September 1, 2014

Empathy In Social Situations And Not Coming Off As Insensitive

August 14, 2014

When You Always Have To Invite Your Friends Out First

August 4, 2014

An Overview Of Assertiveness Skills

June 6, 2014

Traits That Can Develop If You've Been Unable To Meet Your Social Goals, Which Can Hinder Your Further

June 2, 2014

How To Deal With Negative Judgments About Your Social Issues

May 21, 2014

Going Out Alone To Meet New Friends And Practice Your Social Skills

May 9, 2014

How To Have More Deep, Substantial Conversations

May 1, 2014

Thoughts On Storytelling In Social Situations

April 10, 2014

Dynamics Of Regular Group Conversations

April 1, 2014

Some Common Conversation Mistakes

March 27, 2014

Core Listening Skills

March 13, 2014

Getting Past The First Few Minutes Of One-On-One Conversation

February 25th, 2014

Guide To Socializing And Meeting Friends At Events

February 11, 2014

There’s No Single List Of Social Rules And Norms
How To Figure Out Social Rules And Norms On Your Own

February 4, 2014

It’s Never Too Late For You To Have A Successful Social Life

January 22, 2014

Being Socially Awkward Doesn’t Make You A Completely Flawed Person

January 3, 2014

How To Join An Existing Group Of Friends

October 16, 2013

Revised self-esteem articles:

Points To Be Aware Of Before You Try To Build Your Self-Confidence
How To Increase Your Overall Self-Esteem Or Self-Confidence
Increasing Self-Confidence In Particular Social Situations

September 25, 2013

Ways To End A Friendship

August 20, 2013

It’s Okay To Be Less Social, Be Quiet, Not Like Sports, etc.

June 21, 2013

When People Say You Always Looks Angry/Upset/Worried/etc

June 13, 2013

Interpersonal Issues Gays And Lesbians May Have To Deal With

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