Me No Speaky Good, Help Me MetaFilter!
January 19, 2008 9:46 AM Subscribe
[ConversationFilter] Me no speaky so good no more. Please help!
posted by willie11 to human relations (26 answers total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
I've become what I can't stand... a boring conversationalist. Don't get me wrong, I have things to say. I just can't seem to say them in an engaging way. I have trouble structuring stories, anecdotes, or even simple statements of more than a few sentences in a way that keeps anyone's attention. I feel like I just end up either talking in circles, repeating the same points over and over, or going off on uninmportant tangents. The result is always that same "get to it" look on people's faces.
Things haven't always been this way. I've been hunkered down for the last few years spending most of my days and nights with my girlfriend, cat, and laptop, so it's obvious that lack of social interaction is behind this. But when I go out to be social, I'm at a loss for conversation.
Anyone have any ideas or resources? Been through something like this before? Should I just give up and adopt more cats?