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Curiouser and curiouser

I would like to be more curious about my fellow human beings. Curious people, how do you approach conversations with people you don't know? [more inside]
posted by ontheradio on Dec 3, 2014 - 12 answers

Congratulations! (as applicable!)

What phrases are reflexively on the tip of your tongue? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Sep 5, 2013 - 33 answers

Nudging the S.O. toward the Pro-Social

My sweet, slightly socially awkward boyfriend is about to meet my parents. When he's nervous or excited, he tends to talk a mile a minute and fill all silences with chatter, sometimes talking over others, or monologuing, or butting in before someone is really done speaking. Is there any way I can gently, er, make this stop? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Jul 20, 2013 - 20 answers

Dating while socially awkward

I'm no good at conversation. Should I bother with dating? [more inside]
posted by enigmatologist on Jul 10, 2013 - 26 answers

Is it possible to develop conversational skills later in life?

I grew up as a painfully shy, socially anxious extrovert. No friends that weren't online, could not talk to anyone. This was not a fun combination, so after Highschool I worked on fixing it and I've gotten better. I can make small talk, break the ice, carry on a general conversation. But this is not what I want. [more inside]
posted by Pericardium on Feb 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Why am I such a poor conversationalist, and how to improve?

Why do I repeat myself instead of explaining or describing what I mean in real-life conversation? When people have acknowledged my statement, why do I keep going with it at all, much less repeat almost the exact same phrasing? Why do I have so much trouble maintaining continuity in a topic? I am a dreadful conversationalist- this must be really irritating to others, but half the time I don't even realize that I'm doing it. How can I stop? [more inside]
posted by windykites on Apr 19, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I get better at banter and better enjoy and participate in workplace conversation and jocularity?

How do I get better at banter and better enjoy and participate in workplace conversation and jocularity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me name my social entrepreneur ideas network?

Help me name my social entrepreneur ideas network? I want to create an online idea-exchange for social entrepreneurs. They'd share their problems and help each other find solutions. I'm really struggling to find a good name for the website... [more inside]
posted by Political Funny Man on Aug 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Hi, how are you?

What do you say to friends or acquaintances when passing each other while walking in opposite directions? [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on Apr 25, 2011 - 30 answers

Help me keep it light and fun and make people smile

How do I become one of those people who makes everyone they talk to feel great? With bonus: how to manage the situation gracefully if this is taken as a come-on... [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis on Aug 14, 2010 - 24 answers

I'd like some company.

Socialise me! [more inside]
posted by b33j on Aug 13, 2010 - 22 answers

I want to be a little crazier

How do I stop giving people the impression that I'm totally boring? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2010 - 25 answers

Moving past social anxiety

Does anyone else feel like an imposter? I often have a hard time building relationships with people. I can be polite and make small talk with other people, but I struggle with making friends. I struggle with social anxiety which is part of the problem, but how do you move past it and build relationships with other people so that they are genuinely interested in getting to know you better? [more inside]
posted by Garden on Oct 5, 2009 - 13 answers

How do I stop being the butt of all the jokes?

Grr, how to stop being the butt of all the jokes and defend... it's getting annoying! [more inside]
posted by dragontail on Sep 17, 2008 - 34 answers

How can I remember to smile more?

How can I remember to smile more? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Aug 6, 2008 - 12 answers

I like you. Do you want to hang out?

What makes people interested in each other, friendship-wise and hanging-out-wise? [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Jul 10, 2007 - 31 answers

Avoiding interview-style questions

When meeting new people, how do you avoid the interview-style boring questions? (How old are you? Where did you grow up? Do you work or study? ...) [more inside]
posted by Sharcho on Oct 12, 2005 - 32 answers

social-skill-filter: how to end conversations and part?

social-skill-filter: how do you end conversations and part with people? [more inside]
posted by mirileh on Jul 9, 2005 - 26 answers

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