I am of the belief that people are not intentionally trying to be non-inclusive but maybe they do so without awareness that it is even happening.
Have you ever been at a meeting, party or gathering and you didn’t know anyone? Or you felt out of place?
This is normal to feel this way in a new circle or crowd by nature.
How many of you know of a bubbly, bigg-than-life woman that made it all ok when she asked you, “How are you?”, “Are you having fun?”, “Can I introduce you?”
When we don’t have that slips so gracefully into our life, we usually wish we did.
Much is at play in these social scenarios.
There is the concept of commonality. People tend to gravitate to what they know, including other people.
There is the concept of shy/outgoing personality types. For the more outgoing people, walking up to strangers and talking is just something they do.