Am I just boring?
December 8, 2006 5:38 PM Subscribe
How do I make better small talk?
posted by T.D. Strange to Human Relations (27 answers total) 81 users marked this as a favorite
I never know how to keep a conversation moving or what to talk about. Especially in a new situation with new people. I consider myself intelligent, I can maintain a conversation when someone else is throwing out the topics, but whenever it's my turn to 'keep the ball in the air', I never know what to say.
It doesn't help that most of my interests aren't things you just leap into a conversation with. Science fiction, politics, computers and sports. Works fine for some situations, but a lot of time I feel like I don't have anything to offer to make myself seem more interesting. Being in law school means I have even less to talk about that regular people find interesting. Even with school friends I struggle with small-talk.
Im fairly sure this is a major reason why I have many acquaintances, but few good friends.
Is there some trick that I just don't get or am I really that boring?