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  • Writer's pictureJulia Heywood

Why Do Strangers Talk To You?

Updated: May 28

Have you ever noticed that some people attract strangers like a magnet? They’re the ones that, no matter where they go, end up with random people telling them their life stories.

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Strangers Talking

This is certainly me and I’ve always attributed it to being a writer; good listener, open-minded, always questioning…

But is this you?

Have you ever wondered why strangers always seem to approach you? Are you starting to think that your friendly nature might be the reason why people reveal their innermost secrets to you? Well, let’s delve into the reasons why people just can't resist sharing their personal details with you.

1. You have a face that screams, "Hey, talk to me!"

Face it, you have one of those faces that just screams "sociable" – the one that just draws people in. You could be queuing in a shop, minding your business, when someone just starts talking to you. Maybe it's because you have a friendly smile that puts people at ease. Or maybe, just maybe, it's your face that is the real conversation starter.

2. You give off Oprah Winfrey vibes

You know how Oprah has this ability to connect with people on a personal level? Well, so do you. It doesn't matter if it's the bartender, the taxi driver, or a complete stranger at the park, people just love to talk to you. Maybe it's because you seem interested in what they have to say, or maybe it's that you genuinely care about people. Whatever the reason, there's something about you that makes people feel comfortable enough to open up.

3. You have a gift for listening

You know that a person's story is what makes them interesting. You're a master of listening, understanding, and empathising with your subjects. In the same way, people feel comfortable sharing their personal details with you because they know you'll listen without judgement.

4. You're a pro at asking questions

People love to talk about themselves, and you're an expert at getting them to spill the beans. You have a way of asking questions that makes it easy for people to open up. It's like you're a detective trying to solve a mystery. And just like a good detective, you know how to navigate a conversation to get the information you need.

So, what should you do when strangers start talking to you? First things first, enjoy the conversation! You never know what new things you might learn. But if you're uncomfortable with the conversation, it's okay to be polite and excuse yourself. Trust your instincts, and don't feel obligated to continue the conversation.

Is it normal to talk to random strangers? Absolutely! In fact, it can be a great way to make new friends and learn about different cultures. It's also a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zone.

Do people like it when strangers talk to them? Again, absolutely! The world is filled with people who are lonely and just waiting to talk to someone. By allowing someone to share their story with you, you're giving them a little bit of sunshine in their otherwise dreary day.

So, there you have it - reasons why strangers always seem to talk to you. It’s because you're a friendly and welcoming person. So keep being your sociable self and don't be surprised if strangers continue to chat you up. Who knows, you might even make some great new friends along the way.

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