Hi Friends, This is a topic which we all cross in life. All of us would have different experiences and suggestions. It is a never ending one. So, am just going to open the door. Pour in your emotions...:cheers It is no exaggeration to say...Getting along is an art.:wave People are different. One wants to be friendly.... Approaches another...Anything may happen ranging from a stone face to a red carpet welcome. The idea of being friendly can be understood from whole different perspectives. Let's don't imagine rather don't create those ones...Ignorance is bliss.... What should an optimistic person do if there is a negative reaction? To begin with why don't we think of avoiding such a negative reaction to the extent possible? - A whole hearted approach, instead of just we-should-have-touch-as-we-meet behaviour, plays a vital role. -The most important thing to remember is preparing ourselves to be kind for any situation and a for a longer period.:cool2: -Never take any rights, never expect a thing and as many nevers as we can...atleast till the first bud shows up in the friendship plant.:wow Each and every move is significant in the initial days of friendship. Maintaining is equally important. But, we can take a breath. Again, people are different. There is a difference between writing in water, clay and cement...When it comes to people we can find this only after we write. Let's go...Write.... Regards, Oviya.