￼The art of making friends and becoming part of a social group looks effortless for most people. For many of us, though, the ability to identify and understand the hidden social rules that govern the expected behaviors in every environment does not come intuitively. We have to work hard to develop a social sense, to observe and then practice.
There are so many rules and guidelines about social behavior. Every aspect of our daily lives is based on a foundation of hidden rules that are assumed knowledge. To make things even harder, the hidden social rules are complex and elusive because they change across age, gender, and environment.
The hidden social rules for just hanging out with a group are many and can be confusing. Some of us need to have the hidden rules explicitly revealed and explained. One of these social secrets is that being friendly is not a friendship. There are different levels of friendly and the rules of friendliness change in different situations.
The social coaches at Autastic Avenues work with clients to help them crack the social code. We coach our young clients on how to be social observers and how to adjust behavior to meet social expectations.
If you need help understanding the hidden social rules of friendship or just being part of group, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website www.autasticavenues.com and read informative articles on our blog. We have a Facebook page too!