A Smile Goes a Long Way
I used to be labeled as unapproachable by my friends. They always told me that they were initially afraid to talk to me because I appeared unfriendly.
Now, this was a complete shock to me because, I believe, that I am quite friendly. Then one day, I saw a girl walking down the street. I observed her and noticed that as she walked, she did not smile even once. I thought to myself, man, she looks like she's in a bad mood. Then it hit me, I was that girl! I realized that I was always so focused on where I was going and how I was getting there that I never had a smile on my face, but a look of determination.
No wonder people didn't want to approach me!
Now, I always make a conscious effort to smile, even if I am determined to get somewhere. I must say, people are a lot friendlier to you when you're smiling. :)