How do you honestly and politely let someone know when you don't like something that they absolutely love without opening the door for them to try and convert you into liking it? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather
on Dec 28, 2013 -
I'm interested in dating and otherwise be-friend a guy. We have common interests and he seems to be "nice" and has a high level of intelligence.
That said - Every conversation revolves around him. I love to ask people questions and let them "talk freely about their life or whatever"... but at some point you want to have a two-sided conversation.
How can I politely make this point without coming across in the wrong way? This is not someone I have known longer then a couple dates.
posted by audio
on Sep 18, 2013 -
What are some great conversation starting questions to ask young people over dinner? [more inside]
posted by Mr.Me
on Sep 5, 2013 -
I recently had a very confusing break-up conversation that I am having a lot of trouble decoding. [more inside]
posted by karminai
on Jun 2, 2013 -
How do you connect with people? How do you reach out to someone you're interested in getting to know better to let them know you're interested in them as a person (with or without romantic potential).
I suffer from a bit of social anxiety and shyness so I tend to feel extremely awkward in approaching opportunities for one-on-one interaction. [more inside]
posted by myShanon
on Jan 9, 2012 -
How do I keep a conversation open and moving forward when the other person tends to shut down? [more inside]
posted by angab
on Aug 24, 2011 -
Does anyone know of some good reads on conversation and social skills? I'm not suggesting that you can learn these subjects entirely by a book, but what I'm looking for is some methods to make communication a little bit easier when meeting someone or groups of people. [more inside]
posted by Garden
on Oct 30, 2009 -
What are the best English-language books in existence on improving one's social and conversational skills? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone
on Oct 24, 2009 -
Has anyone gone through a period in their life where they've just become too overanalytical and serious?
I started therapy a little over a year and a half ago and it has been great. I've gained a lot of additional understanding of myself which has been helpful but at the same time I think it's actually detrimental in other ways. [more inside]
posted by Garden
on Oct 23, 2009 -
Is it possible to help someone become a better communicator/conversationalist without offending him? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222
on Jul 28, 2009 -
My facial expressions don't match my emotions. Sometimes when I think I'm being friendly and warm, I actually look condescending, anxious or just weird. As far as I know I'm neither crazy nor autistic. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 26, 2009 -
I need help understanding how my hyper-smart geek husband's brain works. I want to give him the understanding he craves but am having a hard time inhabiting his plane. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 24, 2008 -
Humble mefite seeking tips for learning to express herself better (specifically, without being too quiet, sounding too serious, or inadvertently coming off as arrogant or self-centered) in the following scenarios.. [more inside]
posted by pearl228
on Feb 13, 2008 -
I've been having some problems while trying to keep conversation going with people, even when I know them quite well. For some reason I really can't think of anything to say, and when I do I always think of myself as being quite a bore. Also, even though I love to laugh, it's very hard for me to come up with some decent jokes, puns or teases. Any advice on how to improve matters a bit? Thanks a lot in advance!
posted by koenie
on May 6, 2005 -