Imagine your friend dragging you along to a social gathering on the other side of town where you don’t know anybody.
You look around and there doesn’t seem to be any witches, too!
Now, you’re aware of the fact that not everyone readily accepts your belief in the Wiccan faith. While it is true that Wicca is fast spreading across the globe, still there are people who choose to stick with their misconceptions of us.
So going back to the party…
There is nothing as annoying as someone who ALWAYS talks about themselves, without caring if the conversation has turned into a boring monologue. On the other hand, someone who doesn’t say anything AT ALL is just as frustrating.
Work towards swapping anecdotes with someone in a light, easygoing way. Be genuinely interested and really listen. If you are in a group, be careful not to interrupt anybody until they finish telling their story.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having fun and being the life of the party, BUT you do not want to be that overly loud, all-over-the-place person who’s had too much to drink.
You wanna be the one people laugh with, and not laugh at.
When people you’ve only met are comfortable around you, they will most likely take you seriously and listen to what you say.
You can be the one to bring it up, or someone else will...But you'll most likely talk about your Wiccan faith.
You'll want to be especially conscious of clarifying certain myths about it. I’m sure your new friends would have lots and lots of questions!
Answer patiently, because people who have negative ideas about witches are mostly just misinformed.
If you're more of the shy type, this tip is especially for you.
A usual conversation starter at parties is anything striking about you. It might be your hair, any piercings or tattoos, or even what you're wearing.
Wear something that strikes attention, but doesn't look threatening.
Some foolproof examples of attractive but non-threatening Wiccan clothes are witty statement shirts, "Where I'm from" tops, and of course...beautiful necklaces!
Somebody is bound to approach you and ask you about your interesting top or necklace. (Go easy on the pentacles, though!)
This will then be the perfect segue to introduce Wicca. You can start off by talking a little bit about the top you're wearing, like what the printed symbol represents...
...Or maybe you could recall how your necklace helped you succeed at reaching a goal.
Once you two start talking, it will flow naturally from there. Just remember to listen and be genuine!
Don’t forget to smile and have a bewitching time making friends!
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