Do you worry about what people think?

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  1. wilma-bride

    wilma-bride <<This space intentionally blank>> Moderator

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    After reading a couple of the posts on the DIS London Meet thread, it got me thinking that, although I am excited, I am quite nervous about the DIS meet on 12th March. I find it quite difficult to meet/make new friends and tend to over-compensate by being quite gobby when I first meet people :blush: I have also been told that I can come across as quite 'hard', which isn't me at all.

    So, do you worry about what people think of you? How do you cope with meeting new people? Is anyone else 'worried' about the DIS meet? Am I just being daft?
     
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  3. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Moderator

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    Don't worry Joh, you'll be fine, I'm quite gobby too so we should keep the conversation going for most of the day :lmao: :lmao: I also get very nervous before meeting people, so we're going to be a right pair together. I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone in the 'flesh' too. It should be a great day

    Mandy :)
     
  4. jen_uk

    jen_uk <font color=6666cc>Eurovision Nut !!<font color=33

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    You two sound great as I can be really quiet when I first meet people so you can do all the talking!!
     
  5. wilma-bride

    wilma-bride <<This space intentionally blank>> Moderator

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    Mandy, as I'm going to the Swindon meet and you're going to the Northern one, if we can hear each other then that is proof positive that we're both really loud :rotfl2:

    I'm kind of wishing I was going to the Northern meet now - you might make me seem quiet in comparison ;)

    So, I'm the only one who worries what people think then :scratchin
     
  6. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Moderator

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    :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

    There you go, I'll add stupid to my gobby and nervous :rotfl:
     
  7. jns

    jns <font color=cc3366>Tries hard to get the jelly off

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    Just be yourselves princess:
    and enjoy the met

    wish i could go pixiedust:
     
  8. Netty

    Netty <font color=deeppink>A six foot palm from Wal-Mart

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    I am not really nervous about going to the north dis meet :eek: just think that as i'm going on my own i might end up on my lonesome! does this make sense :confused3 :scared:
     
  9. UKDEB

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    Is it too late to back out? I was OK until I read about all you gobby people! ;)

    I'm in a business development role and I have to meet new people all the time. I still get apprehensive, but I just reassure myself with the knowledge that most people are down to earth and that I invariably leave an appointment wondering what I was worrying about.
     
  10. alisonbestford

    alisonbestford <font color=990066>Can cope with the dentist after

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    I'll be going to the Sheffield DIS meet on my own - as far as I know :rolleyes:

    I have a very convenient 'work head' that I put on when I'm nervous - just call me Worzel Gummidge :rotfl:

    ......might make me a bit 'gobby' too I guess :scratchin
     
  11. carolfoy

    carolfoy <font color=cc6633>One has Ones hat and One's orf.

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    Do I worry what people think of me?
    I couldn't care less!!
    Unfortunately being blessed with an ego the size of Texas EVERYONE loves me :love: :love: :love:

    :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:
    Hee Hee :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
     
  12. Minniespal

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    I'm sure you will all be just fine.

    Working as a counsellor I meet new people all the time. I still get nervous when I meet someone for the first time and sometimes I tell them that I am nervous, usually they are too. I find being myself works best.

    I bet you will all have a fantastic time :goodvibes
     
  13. Funniebunny

    Funniebunny <font color=6666cc>She can't always be on holiday,

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    I get really nervous when I meet new people too. I will probably change my outfit 5 times and then want to go home whilst on the way there. I'm just the same though, I end up chatting like an idiot but that's not like me at all.
    We'll just look out for people who look like a nervous wreck when we get there, at least then we'll know who we are meeting :teeth:
     
  14. wils

    wils <font color=ff6633>Has had Capt. Jack Sparrow on h

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    Great attitude Carol.

    I worry constantly and often read too much into it when people are just unorganised or thoughtless

    Wish I could come to Swindon (Almost the only time I've thought that!) I'll aim to next year as DS will be older then and we'll either all come or DH can take the kids to visit his sister who lives locally

    Joh - don't worry you come across lovely :goodvibes (do as I say not as I do!)
     
  15. fizz13

    fizz13 <font color=33cc99>Dreams about being stuck on Spa

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    Hi Joh,
    I was fine until I read Mandymouse might be there and then my heart started reacing a little :teeth: That would be like meeting DIS royalty. However, it was a misunderstanding all round. :hyper:
    I think I'll be fine until I pull into the pub car park and then I will freak out. However bringing DD is my secret weapon because I will have to be normal for her sake. Don't worry Joh, we'll all be fine together, and of course we know we all have one major interest in common.

    See you soon hun,
    Claire xx :grouphug:
     
  16. ely3857

    ely3857 <font color=ff3300>Would love to be a Librarian -

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    I do worry to an extent what people think, everyone wants to be liked :teeth:

    When I meet new new people (ones I havnt seen or spoken to or DISed with ever) I do get the 'hard' bit, once me & the stanger know each other better they often refer to me as a bit 'standoffish' when we first met.

    I am worried about the Northern Meet, but I am sure once the 'formal' introductions are out of they way we will be fine :goodvibes

    :sunny:

    Jodie
     
  17. BONZO

    BONZO <font color=660066>Has been known to go off topic!

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    Be afraid...very afraid! - LOL


    :scared:


    Just bring a sense a humour and beer money and you'll be just fine! :hyper:


    Serously though, I've been to over a dozen or so meets up and down the country and rest assured you'll be fine - it's always interesting matching peoples "board persona" to real life.
     
  18. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

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    i used to really worry about other peoples perseption of me but the older i get the less i seem to care :rotfl2:

    i will be at the northern meet on my own as well :)
     
  19. alisonbestford

    alisonbestford <font color=990066>Can cope with the dentist after

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    I'll probably have to catch you all up at Nando's as I'll have to drop DH and DD off at her party on the way :sunny:

    So, whilst everyone else has done the groundbreaking 'getting to know you' bit, I'll be the 'Newbie' :eek:
     
  20. florida sun

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  21. Laurafoster

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    Im terrible with meeting new people! I have that a lot in my job, my problem is as im so much younger than most of my collegues (Only 21 in March!) i always feel a bit intimidated!
     

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